Moss, Charles Alexander

Major Charles Alexander Moss was born 19 June 1872 in Toronto, Ontario to Chief Justice Sir Charles Quigley Moss and Lady Emily Moss (nee Sullivan). At the time of his attestation into the 81st Battalion CEF he was a prominent lawyer, had served 3 years in Queen’s Own and one year in the 10th Royals. He was married to Elizabeth Eliza Holton Britton. He died of wounds received during the fighting at Regina Trench in October 1916 while serving with the 3rd Battalion. He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Rouen, France and commemorated on a family headstone at St James Cemetery Toronto, Ontario.

Timeline of military service:

  • 1891 – serving as Private, Queen’s Own Rifles
  • 1892 – serving as Private, Queen’s Own Rifles
  • 1915 – serving as Lieutenant, 10th Royals
  • 1915, 9 Oct – enrolled 81st Battalion CEF
  • 1816, 1 Jul – transferred to 3rd Bn CEF
  • 1916, 8 Oct – wounded at Regina Trench
  • 1916, 24 Oct – died at Rouen France of wounds received in action

With information from:

Library and Archives Canada

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=178690

Find A Grave

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74766484/charles-alexander-moss

Great Canadian War Project

http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=8283

Canadian virtual war Memorial

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/171866

Commonwealth war Graves

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/171866/CHARLES%20ALEXANDER%20MOSS/

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