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Herbert Cecil MOSS

Regimental number304
Place of birthEssex England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address42 Barlee Street, Mt Lawley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, H A Moss, 32 Clifton Street, Mt Lawley, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack by the 58th Battalion on PERONNE on 2nd September 1918. Before the attack commenced the situation was very obscure and Sergeant MOSS led a patrol forward under very heavy machine gun and shell fire and got in touch with the enemy. At the commencement of the attack Sergeant MOSS led a fighting patrol in advance of the Company being held up by machine gun post, he with his party outflanked same killing the entire crew of 8 men and securing gun. On moving forward again he outflanked another post killing and capturing the entire garrison of 2 officers and 15 men. The splendid work of this N.C.O. enabled the company to advance with great rapidity, which resulted in the capture of many machine guns and prisoners. His splendid dash and determination were an example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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