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.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
Name: Edwin Moseley
Birth Place: Borrowash, Derbyshire
Death Date: 14-Feb-16
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Regiment: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Battalion: 10th Battalion
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
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.
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.
Extract from the Derby Daily Telegraph, 30th January, 1917