|Death: ||Sep. 10, 1918, England|
Casualty of The Great War, Driver Moss served with the Royal Field Artillery,No.3 Cadet School. He was 51 and his service no. was 103042. The name shown on the war memorial (William E. Moss)appears to be incorrect.The likely birth record shows a middle name, James.
Births Dec 1869 Moss Edward James Romford 4a 143
- though the 1911 census shows his place of birth as Kent, the 1901 census shows him as having been born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire,and Soldiers Died Great War shows him as having been born in Great Wakering.Marriage and Death Registrations not found.
His wife's name was Lucy.
Extract from the Southend Standard
Driver Moss lived in the High Street, Great Wakering, and had been employed at the Shoebury brickfields until his enlistment in April 1915 at Southend, even though he was 48. In a lower medical category, he was stationed at Woolwich and latterly at Weedon. Following an injury he required an operation which had recently been performed, and was apparently recovering when he contracted double pneumonia and died on the 10th September 1918. He left a widow, L. Moss, daughter, and twin sons aged 14.
RE: GREAT WAKERING (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD- CEM 5408
Friday, 6 November, 2009 8:58:22
From: Kerry Groves
To: geoffrey gillon
Dear Mr Gillon
I can report that a replacement commission headstone for Driver E Moss was ordered in April due to the illegibility of the current marker.
Kerry Groves (Mrs) - Office Administrator
Commonwealth War Graves Commission - UK Area
Jenton Road , Leamington Spa,
Warwickshire CV31 1XS
Note: At October 2009, the headstone has deteriorated and is difficult to read; this has been reported to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The image used on this page was taken a few years ago by John Coleman.
St Nicholas Churchyard
Plot: In South-West part, near South boundary.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Oct 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43683573