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Frederick Moss, Alfred Farmer and Joseph Roberts
A tale of three grandfathers
Photo p/c copy two sides Newspaper cuttings and photo Info re Frederick Moss
My grandfather Frederick Moss enlisted with the Royal Berkshire Regiment at Reading, Berkshire, on May 25, 1900, at the age of 18 years 11 months. His number was 5850. He was signed up for seven years in the army and five in reserve. He transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps No. 18951. At this time his parents, Annie and James Chainey, lived in Wallingford Street, Wantage, Berkshire, with his younger brother William, and sisters Louise, Kate, Elsie and Daisy. He was appointed to the Nursing Section on 22nd April, 1904. Frederick was married to Ellen at Devizes Register Office on 24th November 1906. I've submitted a postcard with a photo taken in hospital. Frederick Moss is sitting in the centre with a red cross on his arm. The details on the back are hard to read. I've also submitted a newspaper cutting referring to the death of Alfred Farmer, aged 60, who was my husband's grandfather. The report describes him as a 'prominent North Berks football referee' who served in the Devon Regiment during the last war, and that he lived at 3, The Wharf, Mill Street, Wantage. The photograph shows my husband's other grandfather, Joseph Roberts, possibly at a YMCA rest camp due to the logo on the end of the hut. Joseph is on the extreme left of the photo, with a cross on a bowl. He was born in 1898 and died in 1933.