Frederick Burgess MOSS
Rank: Private
Number: 2358
Unit: 1/6th Battalion MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 7 August 1915
Age: 21
Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey

Frederick's parents, Samuel Moss and Maria Rigby had married in the early 1890s in the Macclesfield area. Frederick and his younger sister, Edith, had both been born in the town, although the youngest child, Reginald, was born in Wolsten, Staffordshire.

Nothing is known of his early life, except that when the 1901 Census was taken, the family had moved to 124 Grenville Street, Edgeley. Frederick's service number suggests he enlisted into the Battalion within days of War being declared in August 1914. He probably went overseas when the Battalion left Britain on 10 September and undertook his training in Egypt. Click here for some details of the Battalion's early months of service.

At the beginning of May 1915, the Manchesters left Egypt to go into action at Gallipoli and Frederick was probably amongst them. He will have come through the attack on 4 June unscathed, only to be killed two months later in an attack later officially designated as the Battle of the Vineyard.

Two years after his death, an "In Memoriam" notice appeared in the Stockport Express. It was from his parents, Edith and Reg (then in training for the army). Its message read "Too dearly loved to be forgotten".

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