Born: 1876, Ipswich.

Died: 26th October 1917; age 39; KiA.

Residence: Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 225460

Regiment: London Regiment 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers).

Formerly 2752, Cyclists Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 148 to 150

Tyne Cot Memorial,




Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Lazarus Moss, of Thornham, Suffolk; husband of Gertrude Mabel Moss, of 45, Fore Street, Devonport.




1881   Mellis Road, Thornham Parva, Suffolk.


William was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings

Lazarus Moss, 38, an Inspector of Nuisances & School Attendance Officer; born Friston, Suffolk.

Emma Moss (nee Morphey), 39; born Westerfield, Suffolk.

Frederick Henry Moss, 13, born Ipswich.

George Thomas Moss, 12, born Ipswich.

Annie Sophia Moss, 11, born Ipswich,

Alice Caroline Moss, 9, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Mary Moss, 6, born Ipswich.


1891   225, Mellis Road, Thornham Parva, Suffolk.


William was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings

Lazarus, 48, an Inspector of Nuisances & School Attendance Officer.

Emma, 48.

Annie, 21.

Alice, 19, a Dressmaker.

Gertrude, 16.

William, 14.

Ethel Ada Moss, 9, born Thornham Parva.

John Edwin Moss, 7, born Thornham Parva.


1901   18, Orchard Street, Bury St, Edmunds, Suffolk.


William was 24 years old and a Grocer’s Assistant. He was a visitor to Emma Fiske, a widower, living on her own means.


1911   28, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


William was 34, a Grocer, own account. He was married and head of the household.

Gertrude Mabel Moss, 29; born Aveley, Essex.

Phyllis Gertrude Moss, 5, born Ipswich.

Ethel, 29, a Housekeeper.


On the 28th August 1904, at St. Lawrence and Holy Cross, Waltham Abbey, Essex, 27 year old William married Gertrude Mabel Turner, born August 1881, Aveley, Essex – daughter of George Turner, a baker and Elizabeth Turner, of Essex.


Gertrude and William had two children:

Phyllis Gertrude Moss, born July 1905, Ipswich.

Colin William Moss, born April 1914, Ipswich.


Probate to Gertrude Mabel Moss – widow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Gertrude M. Moss – widow.




William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.



London Regiment 1st(City of London) Battalion( Royal Fusiliers).



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