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Boyd-MossErnest WilliamLieutenantBOYD-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)
Worcestershire Regiment
Boyd-RochfortH2nd Lieutenant4th Battalion. MID LG: 10 September 1901, page: 5961. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 4 September 1901. Re: General mentions
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(Cameronians) Scottish Rifles
Boyd-RochfortH2nd LieutenantWounded. Bethlehem, 6 June 1900
4th Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Cameronians) Scottish Rifles
Boyd-WilsonA BMajorNatal 1906 (1). He served with the Soudan Field Force 1885-6 and was present with the 19th Foot at the Battle of Ginnis. Served in the Boer War with Thorneycrofts M.I. and took part in the Battles of Colenso, Spion Kop, Vaal Krantz, Pieters Hill, Allemans Nek and the Relief of Ladysmith. He was attached to the S.A.C. 1901 and to Remount Depot 1901 to the end of the war. Was second in command of the Natal Rangers in 1906 which he assisted to raise and equip, and with them served through the Zulu Rebellion of 1906 being present at the action of Mame Gorge.
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Natal Rangers
Boyd-WilsonJA Division
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South African Constabulary
BoydallF3904PrivatePrisoner. Winburg, 6 April 1901
4th Battalion. Released
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
South Staffordshire Regiment
BoyddCSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsPrince Alfred's Volunteer Guard
BoydeF2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northumberland Fusiliers
BoydeF1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
BoydeF HSource: QSA and KSA rollsDEOVR
BoydeJ8170Private6th Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Lancashire Fusiliers
BoydeJ7PrivateFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879Connaught Rangers
BoydeJ379PrivateFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9Connaught Rangers
BoydeJ6th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Lancashire Fusiliers
BoydeJohn26Occupation: Engine Fitter. Next of kin: Brother. Address: Liverpool .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
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