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Location: Inside, wall (11)
Edwin Mosses, born in the parish of St Anne’s,
His father was George, his mother Mary, and his sister Elizabeth.
He enlisted in the 56th regiment (2nd
Battalion of the Essex), at
He then enlisted officially at
He attained a 4th Class Education certificate on 21 March 1882, and he could obviously write.
He signed on for a limited engagement, and was discharged nat the end of it on 5 January 1890. His rank was private soldier, although a couple of times he got a lance-corporal’s stripe, then, as they say, he got “busted”, but it doesn’t say what he did, and reverted back to private.
He was stationed at:
Egypt-Cairo 2 March 1884
must have inscribed his graffiti on the way to
seems to have the date on the wall ŕf 1884.5.6, which I presume
is 5 June 1884.
Wadi Halfa In hospital with enteric fever (typhoid) 7 December 1884 to 17 February 1995
Korosko 25 December 1885
Transferred to Citta Vecchia (the
Malta Hospital 13 July 1889, having fractured both forearms in a fall playing football. Discharged 14 September 1889, after 64 days in hospital.
A court of enquiry was held and recorded that he had splints, regained good use of his arms with no deformity.
His papers give no more information except that he took his discharge having finished his short service engagement (18 years) on 5 January 1890.
for the above information goes to Peter A. Clayton,