Unexamined Lives

The story of the 20th century as lived by residents in the Derbyshire village of Borrowash

Moseley, Edwin

Edwin was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (see below) in September 1915. However, he was killed before he was presented with it. It was presented to his wife later in February 1917.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 14925
Date of Death: 14/02/1916
Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 10th Bn.
Awards: D C M
Panel Reference: Panel 39 and 41.
Additional Information:

Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

Name: Edwin Moseley
Birth Place: Borrowash, Derbyshire
Residence: Derby
Death Date: 14-Feb-16
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Battalion: 10th Battalion
Number: 14925
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: D.C.M.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Edwin was awarded the DCM at the Battle of Hooge in August 1915. The citation, published in the London Gazette is as follows:

10061 Pte. E. Moseley 2nd Bn.Distinguished Conduct Medal

For conspicuous gallantry and resource on 9th August 1915, at Hooge, when he continually went across the open repairing telephone wires under a very heavy shell fire, thus keeping up communication with his company for the whole day. He displayed great coolness and bravery, and was of the greatest assistance. (15.9.15)

Unfortunately, he was killed before he was able to collect the medal, It was finally presented to his wife Clara Emily (nee Edmonds) on 6th February, 1917.

1917-01-30 - Moseley, Edwin - Derby Daily Telegraph

Extract from the Derby Daily Telegraph, 30th January, 1917

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