Reginald J Moss

Name

Reginald J Moss

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/11/1916
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
23518
Bedfordshire Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
V.B.13.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Reginald was the son of James & Martha Moss of 12 Huntingdon Road, Stevenage. Before joining the Army, he was employed as a Plumbers Assistant.

Wartime Service

The 13th November 1916 was the first day of the Battle of Ancre with the British army advancing along the River Ancre to capture the village of Beaumont Hamel. The Battalion were in the Beaucourt sector in preparation for an attack on the village which commenced at 6.45am and very heavy casualties occurred among the officers and NCO’s of the Battalion as they reached, and got into the German frontline. Overall, the Battalion suffered some 195 casualties on this day, including 82 men who were either killed or missing, one of whom was Reginald Moss. He is buried in the Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, Somme, France. His brother, James, died of heart failure a year earlier whilst serving with the Hertfordshire Regiment in France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson