14787074 Norman MOSS, 5th Wiltshire: wounded 9/3/45

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  1. Markchorlton

    Markchorlton New Member

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    Hi all New to the forum. My Grandad Norman Moss served in the 5th Wiltshires and was wounded 9th march 1945. From the war diary it's looks like this was in Luttingen. He never spoke about the war but I know he suffered from his wounds in till his death in 1977. The only information I have is what I found online and his replacement service book that says original lost in action. The family story is that a German saved his life but not idea if this is correct. The info I found online is as follows..

    First Name:
    N
    Surname:
    Moss
    Date of Action:
    09/03/1945
    Fate:
    Wounded
    Incident Details:
    Reported to the War Office Casualty Branch for the 24 hours ending at 09:00.
    Incident Date:
    22/03/1945
    Information:
    Casualty List No. 1712.
    Rank:
    Private
    Service Number:
    14787074
    Duty Location:
    Western Europe
    Service:
    British Army
    Regiment:
    Wiltshire Regiment
    Battalion:
    5th Battalion
     
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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  3. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Have you tried the CWGC website to see if others died that day or around that date from his regiment? That might help.

    Have you seen this:
    From: BBC - WW2 People's War - 'Fire Orders' Chapter 17c

    Google states:
    From: Worcestershire Regiment (29th/36th of Foot)

    This could be the book you need, although this seller no longer has any: The Fifth Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment in North-West Europe, by J.S. McMath
     
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  4. Markchorlton

    Markchorlton New Member

    Thanks for the reply's I shall look into the research tips mentioned. I have downloaded the application forms for his military records and will ask my mum to sign it. I have his replacement service book issued at Upton Emergency Hospital Chester 17/4/45 and I have also come across his release book from the combined school of operations in Oct 1947 all with same service number so this should make things easier.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I have sorted Markchorlton out with the book.
    Thanks to nicks who sent me that disc years ago. :)
     
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