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Leonard William MOSS

Regimental number2638
Place of birthNorwood South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoxmaker
AddressRiverton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Henry Moss, Riverton, South Australia
Enlistment date9 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2636
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 26th September, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE whilst with Brigade Forward Party, Private MOSS showed conspicuous courage and coolness in laying telephone lines under heavy enemy shell fire. On several occasions he volunteered to repair lines during enemy barrage, and at great personal risk carried out the job perfectly. He also showed extreme coolness and bravery in bandaging wounded and assisting them to a place of safety. On 27th September, 1917, he was responsible for many acts similar to the above.'

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2636B Pte Stanley Lancelot MOSS, 4th Machine Gun Bn, died of wounds, 26 September 1917; Cousins: 5799 Pte Wilfred Joseph MOSS, 10th Bn, killed in action, 8 April 1917; 1295 Sergeant Harry Brookes MOSS, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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