|Boyd-Moss||Ernest William||Lieutenant||BOYD-MOSS, ERNEST WILLIAM, Lieutenant, was born 26 September 1870, youngest son of M H Moss, of Belsize, Worthing. He was educated at Tonbridge School, and entered the Worcestershire Regiment 1 December 1897. He served in the South African War, 1900-2; as Acting AS Corps Officer; took part in the operations in Orange Free State, February to May 1900; in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including actions at Ladybrand 2 to 5 September; in the Transvaal, January to June, 1901, and again in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to January 1901, and June, 1901 to February 1902 (Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; Queen's Medal with three clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Ernest William Moss, Lieutenant, Worcestershire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He became Lieutenant 2 January 1900, and Captain 6 February 1901, and served with the West African Rifles 12 November 1904 to 11 July 1907. His name was changed to Boyd-Moss 10 June, 1914, by enrolled deed-poll. Captain Boyd-Moss served in the Great War, and was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 10 August 1915. He had married, in 1910, Mary Elizabeth Grace, only child of Frank M Howard, and they had one son.|
DSO, QSA (3) CC OFS Trans (Capt DSO W Rid Regt), KSA (2) (Capt DSO W Rid Regt), [East and West Africa Medal (1) Sierra Leone], 1914-15 Star (Maj DSO WRR), BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Maj), Bronze Plaque.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)