Brian Edward Moss

Servicenumber : 14423707
Rank : Private
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Unit : 10th Battalion
Date of Death : 21-09-1944
Age : 19
Grave :
Brian Edward Moss was a son of Benjamin and Winefred Moss. He was the stepson of Jane Moss of Widnes, Lancashire. He was born in Widnes in approximetely April 1925. He was one of at least five children of Benjamin and Winefred Moss. In december 1915 Albert was born, followd by George in 1917, Margaret Fair in 1919, Herbert in 1920 and Edward Brian in 1925. The family lived at 11 Alder Avenue.
Edward Brian Moss attended Simms Cross School where he completed his education. In 1935 his mother Winifred died at the age of 46. 
On leaving Simms Cross School Edward took up employment with James Randle, a local builder from Sayce Street. 
After the war broke out Edward joined the Army Cadet Force, and also served with the local Home Guard Battalion. In april 1942 he enlisted with the army at the age of 17. He volunteered for service with the Airborne Forces. 
In december 1943 Moss was posted to the 10th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment where he served with B-Company. 
Moss landed on Ginkel Heath on 18 september 1944. He was reported as being killed on 21 september 1944 and it is likely that he was involved in the battles to the west of the Utrechtseweg/Stationsweg crossroads in Oosterbeek. 
Moss has no known grave. His name is on panel 9 of the Groesbeek Memorial, which commemorates by name more than 1000 soldiers who died during te campaign in north-west Europe between the time of crossing the Seine at the end of August 1944 and the end of the war in Europe, and whose graves are not known.  
 
Sources: Website CWGC, website http://www.marketgarden.com and Roll of Honor

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