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Richard George MOSS

Place of birthGippsland Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPolice constable
AddressMiss Claire Briant, 371 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinSister, Mrs Annie Moss, 74 Harris Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: "15 September 1916

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 19 September 1917

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 8 July 1918"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led his company with fine courage and ability overcoming enemy resistance and capturing 10 prisoners. After consolidation, he made a reconnaissance under machine gun and sniper's fire 200 yards ahead, with the result that he moved part of his line to a more commanding position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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