LEONARD GEORGE MOSS

 

 

Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died on or since: 21st March 1918; age 23; KiA.

 

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment, 1st Battalion attached 2nd/5th Battalion.

Formerly 23900, Suffolk Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Memorial Reference:

Bay 3 & 4,

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Lt. G. T. Moss (4th Bn. Suffolk Regt.), and Ellen Moss, of 35, Warwick Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   51, Alexandria Road, Ipswich.

 

Leonard was 6 years old and living with his parents & maternal uncle & aunt .

George Thomas Moss, 32, a Stone & Marble Mason; born Ipswich.

Ellen Moss (nee Leonard), 33; Hengrave, Suffolk.

Jacob Leonard, 31, a Groom & Coachman, born Hengrave.

Annie Leonard, 32, Strand, London.

 

1911   21, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

 

Leonard was 16 years old and an Architect’s Assistant. He was living with his parents & father’s cousin.

George, 42, Monumental and General Mason.

Ellen, 43.

Richenta Edwards Morphey, 37, a Trained Hospital Nurse, born Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to George T. Moss Esq. – father.

 

Leonard is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, and at the Unitarian Meeting House, Friars Street, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

 

Evening Star – Tuesday, 2nd January 1906 – IPSWICH HIGHER ELEMENTARY COUNCIL SCHOOL – The competition for scholarships in the Ipswich Higher Elementary Council School was restricted to scholars over 10 years of age, and who had attended an Ipswich Public Elementary School for at least two years. At the age of 10, Leonard, of 21, Cemetery Road, who attended a British Voluntary School, Standard IV, was one of the nine boys out of the 102 male competitors from Ipswich to enter the competition and successfully achieve the reward of a scholarship.

 

Evening Star – Wednesday, 11th May 1910 – IPSWICH BOROUGH EDUCATION COMMITTEE – Leonard successfully passed the shorthand examination of Sir Isaac Pitman, Ltd., and was awarded the Elementary certificate.

 

Evening Star – Saturday, 16th August 1913 – IPSWICH EDUCATION COMMITTEE – Leonard was a student at the Municipal Technical School when he was awarded a Pass in the Board of Education’s examination in Building Construction.

 

E.A.D.T. – Wednesday, 10th December 1913 – IPSWICH AMATEUR PIERROTS AT THE WORKHOUSE – On Monday, 8th December 1913, Leonard Moss and his father George as members of the Ipswich Amateur Pierrot Troupe entertained the inmates of the Ipswich Workhouse. At the end of the evening, George Moss moved a vote of thanks to the entertainers, which was seconded by Mr. G. Parkinson, and carried by Mr. William Edward Watkins.

 

 

 

 

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Lincolnshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

 

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