Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Lance Corporal 8427 Fred MOSS of 12th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers
Died of Suffocation Saturday 19th January 1918, Salonika, Greece, age 35
|Of:||59 Syddall Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1883, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Parents:||Mary Jane Moss and Thomas Moss of 143 Manchester Road, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Marital status:||Married to Martha Moss (née Wilde) of 233 Market Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Occupation:||Cloth Looker, Cotton Mill|
|He enlisted in:||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Remembered on:||Grave/Panel 1348 of the memorial in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece|
|Link with Hyde:||Born in Hyde|
|Notes:||War Death Record says: born in Salford.|
He was Captain of St. George's Church Lads Brigade, and a member of the Denton Original Band.
Medal and Award Rolls, 1914 - 1920 States: Died of Suffocation, Balkans, 19-1-18.
Earlier, when writing home from Le Havre hospital on May 5th 1915 he said:-
I saw our doctor and my company officer leaving the trenches, and making a run for it; the Captain shouting - “Every men take care of himself, and get away,” I am pleased to say I was not hit, but I got a lot of poisonous gas on my stomach. We went to our doctor when we found our direction in the village. Some soldiers died on the way. Some of us have been sent down to the base at Le Havre. It has knocked the stuffing out of us. I have been here eight months and they have not done it before. I call it poor fighting. They did the Canadians the same way. It was impossible to stand it in the trenches while the gas was in the air. I am doing very well in hospital. Twelve of us came here, but one died in the night, and two or three can hardly speak yet. I am not so bad as that yet.”