Dennis Moss, Private 26315, 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Killed in action 13th November 1916 in Somme, France
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The death of Private Moss was reported in the Macclesfield Courier on 9 December 1916:
Mrs Moss, of 10 Pool Street, Macclesfield, has been officially notified that her husband, Private Dennis Moss, of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, was killed in action in France on November 13th. “His loss is very great to his many comrades in our company, as he was a good soldier and a hardworking lad,” says Corporal Burgess in a letter to his mother, who lives in Jackson Street.
Private Moss, aged 24, was the son of the late Mr Charles Moss, of Macclesfield, and joined the Cheshires eighteen months ago, training at Oswestry. He went to France [in] September last, and was shortly afterwards transferred to the Shropshires. He was formerly employed as an embroiderer at Councillor Hewetson’s St George’s Street Mill, and was a member of the Macclesfield Harriers.
Private Dennis Moss has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel Ref. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D of the Thiepval Memorial in France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Dennis Moss.
In Macclesfield, Private William Davenport is commemorated on the Park Green, Town Hall, St Michael’s Church and St George’s Church war memorials, and on the Ancient Order of Foresters roll of honour.