Vincent Moseley

Royal Air Force

Personal Details

Born: 26 August 1881 in Worcester, Worcestershire.

Family: He was the second of five children born to Vincent Moseley, a boot repairer, and his wife Anne. He also had four half siblings from his mother’s first marriage. He married Jennie Mitchell on 1 December 1909 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had one child Margaret R. Jennie died in 1946 and he married Hilda May Brimal in 1949 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire; there were no children for this marriage.

Residence: In 1891 he lived at Charles Street, Worcester; by 1911 the family had moved to 35 Sansome Place, Worcester and in 1911, having married he lived at 62 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch. He continued living there until he died.

Employment: He worked in the boot and shoe industry; in 1901 as an errand boy, in 1911 as a bootmaker and from 1917 as the manager of a boot business.

Died: 24 October 1951, aged 70, at Copthorne Hospital, Shrewsbury and was buried on 29 October the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Air Force 

Rank: Private

Service Number: 147921

Date of Enlistment: 9 July 1917

Date of Discharge: 4 February 1919

Reason for Discharge: No longer fit for service (defective vision)

Medals and Awards

Vincent was awarded the Silver War Badge.

Silver War Badge

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.

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