Captain Bryan Seymour MOSS-BLUNDELL
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Captain Bryan Seymour MOSS-BLUNDELL

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Captain Bryan Seymour MOSS-BLUNDELL

Born at Hessle, Hull, 14 February 1878, son of John Seymour Moss-Blundell, J P, of Tranby Rise, Hessle.
2nd Lieut. 29 December 1900; Lieut. 29 May 1903; Captain 29 July 1906; Major 29 December 1915; retired with rank of Lieutenant-Colonel 1 March 1928.
Proceeded to Belgium and was engaged in the fighting near Ypres, October and November 1914 (wounded). Employed on the Staff in France as Brigade Major, D A A G, A Q M G, and A A G for the remainder of the War (four times mentioned in Despatches, DSO, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, 1914 Star, silver and bronze medals and O B E). Served with the Shanghai Defence Force in 1927.

John Sly (<>) has researched the career of Captain Moss-Blundell in connection with his medals. John has written a short biography of Captain Moss-Blundell, and this may be read below.

Army Medal Office rolls record that he disembarked in France on 5 October 1914, and that he was entitled to the clasp. The rolls also indicate that he served with the 57th Division.
Distinguished Service Order gazetted 18 February 1915.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire conferred 7 June 1918 for services with the British Expeditionary Force in France.
Legion D’Honneur awarded 8 March 1920.
Mentioned in despatches 17 February 1915 (Yorkshire Regiment), 11 December 1917 (Staff), 20 May 1918 (Staff), 5 July 1919 (Commands & Staff).

He was born 14 March 1878 at Southfield, Hessle, the son of John Seymour Moss, a solicitor, and his wife Lucy Charlotte (née Morley). He married Kate Beatrice, daughter of Templar Horne, Surveyor-General, South Africa in 1907.

He retired 14 March 1928 with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, and died of regressive muscular atrophy 27 January 1932 at
White Cottage, Bovingdon, Herts.
An obituary was published in the Green Howards Gazette for March 1932, which gave details of his career, drew attention to the fact that as a Captain he was the senior surviving officer of the 2/Yorkshire Regiment at the end of the First Battle of Ypres (although he was wounded). The obituary also mentioned that he was an all-round sportsman, particularly excelling at cricket.

(Refs: Career: LG 1900 p 8757; 1903 p 6533; 1906 p 6406; 1916 p 534;
1928 pp 1858 & 1859
Awards: LG 1915 pp 1661, 1692 & 2941; 1918 p 6696; 1920 p 2868; 1917 p 12918;
1918 p 5949; 1919 p 8497
Officers Of The Green Howards, Ferrar, 1931 p 275)

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