1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Joseph Moss

Contributed by: , on 2008-11-12

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Rank
First Name Joseph
Surname Moss
Year of Birth 1873
Year of Death 1935
Regiment Royal Engineers
Place of Wartime Residence Bristol, Gloucestershire

Joseph's Story

He was of medium height, very dark hair with brown eyes. I did not know him but past relatives speak of him as a lovely individual. Worked as a miner and then enlisted at the age of 46 as a tunneller in the Royal Engineers. Nobody knew of his war service until a couple of years ago when I was researching the family tree. During the 20s he walked from Bristol to Cardiff to try to find work. Every Saturday afternoon he would take my dad (aged 5) for a walk to the local church, and set his pocket watch by the church clock. They would then buy a bag of broken biscuits and eat going home. Wish we knew more of the family history.

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