James Henry Moss

3718, Sergeant, 1st Battalion. Hertfordshire Regiment.

Died on the 29th November 1915 aged 34.

James was the son of James & Martha Moss who, at the time of his birth, lived at Aston End, near Stevenage. He married Susan Fanny Moss Taplin in 1904 and they were the first couple to be married at the Bunyan church in the High Street. The couple later lived at 8 Venables Yard, Church Path, Stevenage, with their three children, James, Violet & Daisy.

He was posted to France on the 16th February 1915. On the 29th November 1915, James returned with his Company to their billets in an orphanage in the town of Bethune after a long march, and he soon fell asleep. Sadly, he did not wake up and it is believed he died as a result of heart failure.  His brother, Reginald, was killed on the Somme almost a year later.

James is buried in the Bethune Town Cemetery, France. (4.G.20.)

Medal Entitlement: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal.

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