Arthur Henry Moss

South Wales Borderers

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Unit/Regiment South Wales Borderers
Battalion 4th
Rank Lance Corporal
Service Number 12496
Theatre of War first served in 2B Balkans
Date of entry therein 19/07/1915
Age at Death 28
Date of Death 11/01/1916
Burial/Memorial East Mudros Military Cemetery
CWGC Family Details Son of Charles and Ellen Moss, of Newport, Mon.
"Better love hath no man than this for his King and country"
Born St. Woollos, Newport, Mon
Enlisted Newport, Mon. Sept 1914
Resided 34, Rosslyn Road, Newport
How Died Died of wounds
Theatre of War Balkan Theatre
Medal Entitlement 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Notes Arthur was wounded and loaded onto H S Lettia a hospital ship. We don’t know what day Arthur was wounded on but it must have been before 8th January 1916, the day H S Lettia left port.

Arthur Henry Moss's Story

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Arthur Henry Moss was born in Newport in 1887 to Charles and Ellen Moss. Arthur worked as a road sweeper for the Corporation, Arthur and Ernest his brother both worked at the Orb. The family lived at 34, Rosslyn Road, Newport. Arthur never married.


Arthur joined the 4th South Wales Borderers In September 1914 and quickly rose up the ranks to become a Lanc Corporal. On 19th July 1915 the South Wales Borderers disembarked in Greece.

In 1916, Arthur was wounded and loaded onto HS Lettia a hospital ship, we don’t know the exact date that Arthur was wounded but we do know it was before 8th January 1916 because that’s when the ship sailed. On 11th January Arthur succumbed to his wounds.

The family must have been thrown into deep sorrow at this time as just 12 days Arthur died his before his younger brother Ivor was killed on HMS Natal on 30th December 1915.

Arthur was 28 years old and was buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece, his parents had the inscription “Better love hath no man that this for his King and Country”