Arthur Moss

Arthur Moss (1898 – 1918 ) lived at 77 Bergholt Road with his family when he started at North School. He left school in 1912.

Arthur joined the 2/8th Essex Cyclist Battalion which was part of the Territorial Force. It was established in Colchester in September 1914, and moved around locations in Essex and Suffolk including Clacton, Manningtree and Ipswich.

At some point, perhaps when conscription was introduced in 1916, Arthur joined the Northamptonshire Regiment. He was killed in action in May 1918 as part of an attack to push the Allies back across the Aisne River.
Arthur is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France.


Sources:
1903 – 1913 Admission Register
1901 census
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
CWGC