Major Allan Moss

Service Army
Rank Major
Regiment:Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Date of Birth: 1857
Date of Death: 10/10/1916
Memorial: Not Listed Memorial Inscription

Service History

It appears that he retired from active service and then volunteered to serve again at the outbreak of war.

Association with Dawlish

Allan Moss was the eldest of nine children of Thomas Moss (1828-1903) and Helen Lucretia Billings (1834-1913).
Thomas had been born at Cawnpore, India and was working as a civil engineer. He married Helen L Billings in 1853 in Meerut, West Bengal and she was also born in East India.
They are first shown on UK census returns in 1881 when Helen Lucretia Moss was head of household in Marygate, St Olave, York, with seven of their children, including Allan who is shown as a Lieutenant in the 36th Regiment. Many of the children had been born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

By 1901 Thomas Moss had joined his family and was living at 7 Barton Crescent and is shown as a Retired Civil Engineer, Public Works Dept, India. His wife and two unmarried daughters, Jessie (1865- ) and Helen (1870- ) were at home.
Thomas Moss died on 27 June 1903 and he left £6,211.10s.11d to his widow. Helen Lucretia died on 19 April 1913 and her daughter Jessie, spinster, was left £412.10s.od.

The Misses Moss are listed in Kelly's 1914 Directory for Dawlish among “Residents” at 7 Barton Crescent.

Allan Moss does not appear to have married.

His death is recorded as being from heart failure, and his grave is in Dawlish cemetery - grave reference 2151

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Additional Information Commonwealth War Graves Site

Next of Kin: Miss Jessie Moss
Last Known Address: 8 Den Crescent, Teignmouth

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Grave of Major Allan Moss, Dawlish Cemetery

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