war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Age 18.
Birth. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Regt. The Buffs.
Regt No. 28196.
Army Reserve (Special Reservists)
6 Years Service.
DT/28916. - Bertie Moss - 4/ R.War. R.
Age 17 years 11 months.
Trade – Porter.
Royal Warwickshire Regt. (Spec Res.)
Statement of 714 – Bertie Moss.
Joined at Warwick – 15/4/09.
Joined the Regular Army (A.S.C.) Pte. 25/10/09.
Joined at Aldershot 25th October 1909. East Kent Regiment.
Attested Dr. 25 Oct 1909.
Short Service.
Duplicate Attestation of
9193 – Bertie Moss – The Buffs.
Born Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Age 18 years – 5 months.
Trade – Out door porter.
Enlisted 25/10/09.
Next of kin –
Father Henry Moss (Address not known) Ipswich.
Mother Jane Moss – 15, Ladywell Place, Dover.
Elder brother – Henry Frederick Moss. Address as above.
Elder brother - Frank Moss.  1st Batt. “The Buffs”
Enlisted at Shorncliffe 25/10/1909.
Joined on enlistment.
A.S.C. No. 28196.
The Buffs – No. 9193.
Killed in Action – In the Field – 11/4/15.
Home 25/10/09 to 3/10/1911.
Singapore 4/10/11 to 31/1/13.
India 1/2/13 to 11/4/15.
(Not sure what was before this).
Aldershot, who is desirous of being from the 1st (Depot) Company Army Service Corps, for the purpose of serving with an elder brother L/2816 Moss B. Date of attestation 25/10/09, age 18 years 6 months, trade porter out door. County Suffolk. Single.
A Bona fide relationship appears to exist according to records in my possession.
I have to inform you that No. T/28196, Dr. B. Moss, No. 1 Company, Army Service Corps, will join you on Monday 20th inst.
Aldershot.  18/12/09.
I have to report in accordance with para.99, Regimental Standing Orders, that No. S/28196 Dr. B. Moss, No. 1 Company A.S.C. was transferred to 1st. Batt. East Kent Regiment.
Aldershot. 20/12/09.
Regt. 2nd Batt. The Buffs East Kent Regiment. L/9193. Pte. Moss Bertie deceased.
Father of soldier – Henry Moss, 41, Nunhead Lane, Numhead S.E. 15.
Mother Jane Moss, 12, Duncan Rd. Southsea, Portsmouth. Late Dover.
parents had been separated since around 1910, both claimed his medals
Henry Frederick, age 32, Dover.
Frank Reginald, age 31.
------ George, age 34. Serving East Kent Regiment, living in 1920 at 29 Stansted Road, Southsea, Hampshire
William Theodore, age 33.
Robert age 18, Portsmouth, with mother.
Marion Kate, age 33, Dover.
Rose Florence, age 21, Address not know by me.
Ruby Ivy Victoria, age 17, at Portsmouth with mother.
Alice Cecilia age 16, at Portsmouth with mother.
Declaration signed – Henry Moss, Late Colour Sgt. Father, 71, Nunhead Lane, Nunhead London, S.  E. 15.
Sir I hereby acknowledge receipt of 3 photos, 1 Tutor? and 1 Disc belonging to my late son, No. 9193, Pte. B. Moss.
Thanking you very much for the same.
I am Sir, your obedient servant.
Henry Moss.


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