GEOFFREY KINGDON MOSELEY

 

Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 10th April 1918; age 21.

Residence: 14, Northgate Street, Ipswich.

Gazetted Second Lieutenant in the 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment in August 1914. Then Temporary Captain in January 1917. Joined a battalion of the Suffolk Regiment in France, as Lieutenant, in May 1917, and was promoted Captain in June 1917.

 

Rank: Captain.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 6th Battalion attached 11th Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

I.B.4.

Suffolk Cemetery,

La Rolanderie Farm,

Erquinghem-Lys,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Kingdon Moseley, of 14, Northgate Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   14, Northgate Street, Ipswich.

 

Geoffrey was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Kingdon Moseley, 37, a Physician & Surgeon – own account, born Camberwell, Surrey.

Sarah Emma Moseley (nee Vincent), 38, born Addlestone, Surrey.

Arthur Channell Moseley, 3, born Ipswich.

Audrey Josephine Edith Moseley, 1, born Ipswich.

1 governess

1 cook

1 housemaid

1 page.

 

1911   14, Northgate Street, Ipswich.

 

Geoffrey was 14 years old and living with his father & siblings.

Charles, 46, a Surgeon – own account.

Arthur, 13.

Audrey, 11.

Peter Charles Oswald Moseley, 11, born Ipswich.

Cynthia Mary Moseley, 2, born Ipswich.

1 governess.

1 cook.

1 page

1 parlour maid.

 

In 1911, Geoffrey’s mother & sister were away visiting his maternal aunt, uncle & cousin at their home – Kelston, Station Road, Weybridge.

Sarah, 48.

Daphne Ellen May Moseley, 7, born Ipswich.

Ellen Keziah Humphries, 44.

Albert Edward Humphries, 46, a Managing Director of a Flour Mill.

cousins Margery, 18 & Monica, 9.

 

Geoffrey attended Ipswich School – entered the Preparatory School, May 1905, and placed in Prep B. Promoted to Sixth Form, September 1913. He passed the London Matriculation in 1914 and also made a School Prefect. He was a splendid gymnast, being Captain of “Gym” in 1913 & 1914, and representing the School at Aldershot in both years. In 1909, he joined the O.T.C., and became a Sergeant in 1914, also gaining Certificate “A.”

Ipswich School magazine June 1918

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Charles Kingdon Moseley Esq- father.

 

Probate to Charles Kingdon Moseley, a surgeon.

 

Geoffrey is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School.

 

Suffolk Regiment, 6th Battalion attached 11th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

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