Moss, David (No. 6671)

Moss, David

Private

No. 6671, 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards

Killed in action on Saturday 23 March 1918 (aged 30)  

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Arras Memorial, France (Bay 1)

BIOGRAPHY

Private David Moss was killed in action on 23 March 1918 and in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website it is recorded that he was a son of Adam Moss of 55 Vi Halton, Bryansburn, Bangor.

David Moss was born on 8 September 1887 in Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co Meath and he was a son of Adam Moss (born in County Down) and Mary Jane Moss (nee McCormick, born in County Antrim) who lived at 1 Ballynamona in Co Meath in 1901 and 1911.  They were married on 27 March 1871 in Belfast Registrar’s Office.  Adam Moss (aged 29) from 22 Broadbent Street, Belfast was a son of Adam Moss, a carpenter.  Mary Jane McCormick (aged 22) from Legoniel, Belfast was a daughter of John McCormick, a bundler.

Adam Moss worked as a carpenter and he and Mary Jane had at least eight children:

Mary (born 13 October 1873 in Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co Meath)

Alexander (born 28 January 1875 in Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co Meath)

Catherine (born 4 June 1878 in Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co Meath)

Adam (born 26 April 1880 in Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co Meath)

Sarah Ellen (born 28 June 1882 in Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co Meath)

Agnes (born 3 November 1884 in Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co Meath)

John David (born 8 September 1887 in Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co Meath)

William James (born 20 December 1889 in Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co Meath))

Prior to the outbreak of the Great War David Moss worked as a labourer.  He enlisted in Drogheda, Co Louth and served with the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards.  Private David Moss (No. 6671) was 30 when he was killed in action on 23 March 1918 during the German Spring Offensive.

Private David Moss (No. 6671) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in France.