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Samuel Foden Moss


Samuel Foden Moss was born in 1874 to Samuel and Sarah Moss of Nantwich, near Crewe. Samuel senior was a Joiner and came from Astbury, in Cheshire, while his wife, Sarah, originated from Nantwich. They lived at 120 Earle Street, in Coppenhall, Crewe.

Early Life

Samuel had an older sister, Anne, and later another sister, Catherine, and two brothers, George and Jonathan. By the time of the 1891 Census, the family had moved down the road to 2 Earle Street. Samuel was aged 17 and is recorded as being a Pupil Teacher.

He married on July 18, 1915 at St. John the Baptist Church, in Earlestown, to Ellen Appleton. Samuel was 41 years old at the time and a Certificated Schoolmaster living at 3 Wellesley Avenue, in Haslington, Crewe. Ellen Appleton was 20 years old and lived at 47 Tamworth Street, in Earlestown.

Chester College

Samuel attended Chester College and left in 1895.

Military Service

Samuel joined the Royal Engineers (J Special Company) on September 13, 1915 and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in 1916. Probably as a result of this, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in September 1917.

Lest We Forget

Samuel died of wounds on the March 28, 1918, aged 44, at St. John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital, in France. He is buried in Étaples Military Cemetery, in France.

Post Mortem

Samuel was awarded the 1915 Star and British War and Victory Medals