CALEB GEORGE MOUSER

 

 

Born: 1886, Hoo Green, Suffolk.

Died: 27th May 1918; age 32; KiA. Served 2 years & 168 days.

Residence: 45, Cromer Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Carpenter.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 11th December 1915 – Began 11th October 1916; Age: 29 years & 5 months; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the duration of the war. Height: 5ft 4 ins.

 

Service: Mobilised 20th February 1917 – embarked Folkstone – 17th September 1917 – transferred to Durham Light Infantry 1st October 1917 – transferred back to Royal Engineers 12th December 1917.

 

Offence: 3rd January 1918 – While on active service in the field – Consumed his rations without authority – Punishment – 7 days F.P. No. 2.

 

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 204028

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 78th Field Coy.

Formerly 76746, Durham Light Infantry.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

The original grave was marked by a wooden cross. In May 1919 the 119th Labour Coy exhumed the body which was then reinterred at Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension.

 

Grave Reference:

F.28.

Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension,

Somme,

France.

 

Brother to JOHN HENRY MOUSER.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Hoo Green, Suffolk.

 

Caleb was 4 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal grandfather.

Caleb Mouser, 38, a Bricklayer, born Framsden, Suffolk.

Roseanna Mouser (nee Carr), 36, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Robert William Mouser, 13, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Woodbridge.

Henry John Mouser, 11, born Woodbridge.

Mary Henrietta Mouser, 9, born Woodbridge.

Roseanna Sarah Mouser, 7, born Framsden.

Celia Mahala 2, born Hoo Green.

Henry Mouser, 73, a widower, living on his own means, born Framsden.

 

1901   63, Victoria Street, Ipswich.

 

Caleb was 14 years old and living with his widowed father, siblings & grandfather.

Caleb, 46, a Bricklayer.

Celia, 12.

Henry, 83.

1 housekeeper.

 

1911   106, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

 

Caleb was 24 years old, and a Carpenter. He was living with his father.

Caleb Mouser, 58, a Bricklayer.

1 Housekeeper & her 2 teenage children.

 

Caleb’s mother, Roseanna Mouser died in October 1900, Ipswich.

 

On the 25th October 1913, at Whitton cum Thurlston, Suffolk, Caleb married Margaret Ellen Pryke, born July 1887, Whitton cum Thurlston – daughter of Edward Pryke, a chemical manure labourer, and Ellen Pryke (nee Woodward), of Whitton Street.

Margaret and Caleb had one son:

Lawrence Edward Mouser, born May 1915, Ipswich.

 

On the 18th November 1924, Mrs Margaret Mouser wrote to ask the whereabouts of her late husband’s Victory & British War medals.

The medals were issued on the 30th December 1924 and sent on the 19th January 1925.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Margaret E. Mouser – widow.

 

 Royal Engineers, 78th Field Coy

 

 

 

 

 

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