Friday, 29 May 2015

Moss, William Egbert - Private (M2/200252)

(No soldier photo available)
Royal Army Service Corps
Died in France from pneumonia
26th November 1918
Age 20
Buried at Solesmes British Cemetery

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of our dearly loved Son and Brother, Pte. William Egbert Moss, who died from pneumonia in France, Nov. 26th 1918, on active service, and was interred to the Solesmes Cemetery. Aged 20 years.

"Not dead to us, we love him still;
Not lost - but gone before;
He lives with us in memory still,
And will for evermore.

"Not our will, but His be done."

From his sorrowing Father, Mother and Sister, 2 Warner Street, Haslingden.

"A bitter grief, a shock severe,
To part with one we loved so dear;
Our loss is great - we'll not complain,
But hope in heaven to meet again.

In health and strength he left his home,
Not thinking death so near;
It pleased the Lord to bid him come,
And in His sight appear.

He was upright and just in all his ways,
Honest and faithful to the end of his days;
Forgotten to the world by some he may be,
But dear in our memory he ever will be."
"One of the best."

From his sorrowing Uncle John, Aunt Mary and Richard (in Mesopotamia), 321 Blackburn Road, Haslingden.

"They miss him most
Who loved him best."

From Uncle Frank and Aunt Pollie, Abbey Village, Withnell.

"Not lost to us who loved him dearly,
Not lost, but gone before;
Sweet memories will ever linger,
Round the grave where he is laid.
"At Rest."

Aunt Susan.

"We pictured his safe returning,
We longed to clasp his hand,
But God has postponed the meeting,
Till we meet in the Better Land."

From Aunt Elizabeth Hannah and Cousin Dora and Walter (in Italy)

"I think of the days gone by,
And the joys we shared together;
A splendid pal, true and kind,
A lasting memory left behind."

Ever remembered by his Pal, Tom Smith, in France.

"in the bloom of life death claimed him,
In the pride of manhood days;
None knew him but to love him,
None mentioned his name but with praise,
"Sometime we'll understand."

From all at 321 Blackburn Road.

"Not dead to us - we love him still,
Not lost - but gone before;
He lives with us in memory still,
And will for evermore.

Christ shall clasp the broken chain still closer,
When we meet again in the better land."

From Father, mother and Sister, 2 Warner Street, Haslingden.

"We wonder if he's really gone,
For ever - never more,
To greet us with his honest smile,
Nor enter at our door.

We wonder too if rolling years,
With all their healing powers;
Will ever fill the aching void,
Within those hearts of ours.

But this we do most surely know,
Tho' seas and death divide,
His mem'ry evergreen with us,
For ever will abide.

From uncle, aunts, and cousin, 321 Blackburn Road, Haslingden.

"We think of the days gone by,
And the joys we shared together,
A splendid pal, true and kind,
A lasting memory left behind."

Ever remembered by his pals Tom, Fred and Harry.

"Thy Word is true, Thy Will is just;
To thee we leave him, Lord in trust;
And bless Thee for the love which gave,
Thy Son to fill a human grave;
That none might fear that world to see,
Where all are living unto Thee."
"Ever in our thoughts."

Home, 16 Blackburn Road, Haslingden. 


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