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Nottingham
He was the son of Andrew and Mary Ann Mosley Born First Quarter 1885 Nottingham On 1891 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – Arthur, Jane and Lucy – at 10 Lawrence Terrace, Sneinton, Nottingham. His father is listed as a carter. On 1901 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – Arthur, Jennie, Lucy and Polly – at 31 Storer Street, Nottingham. His father is listed as a general carter and Andrew as a bricklayers apprentice. He married Annie Robinson in Third Quarter 1907 in Nottingham Their daughter Grace Annie was born in Second Quarter 1908 On 1911 Census he is living with his wife and daughter at 210 Napier Road, Gillingham. He is listed as being a bricklayer. Possibly relocated due to playing for Gillingham
Whilst Andrew is listed on the 1911 Census as a bricklayer, he was also a footballer, although this may not have been as a professional. He played right back for Notts County between 1906–1909 making 11 appearances, scoring no goals. Between 1910–1915 he played for New Brompton, which became Gillingham in 1912. They played in the Southern League. He made a total of 167 appearances scoring no goals. In the 1914-1915 season they finished bottom of the table – Played 38, Won 6, Drew 8, Lost 24, For 43, Against 83, Points 20
03 Aug 1917
33
918083 - CWGC Website
44434
SDGW lists him as resident Sneinton. CWGC gives his wife's address as 151 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham
Private
11th Bn South Wales Borderers
It is possible that he enlisted in the summer of 1915 after the Football League and Southern League ceased operations until the war ended. He originally enlisted in the Royal Engineers as No. 179257, although he saw no overseas service with them. At some point, he was transferred to the Infantry Base Depot, before being renumbered 44434 and posted to 11th (Service) Battalion (2nd Gwent) South Wales Borderers. They arrived in France on 4th December 1915, so its possible he went out as a reinforcement. Andrew has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 22
The Register of Soldiers Effects lists his death as being 'on or since 3.8.17 presumed dead' SDGW lists him as killed in action. The Battalion War Diary states that the Battalion was E. Canal Bank. N. of Zwaanhof Fm on 3rd August, there are no mention of any casualties on the day, with three companies being relieved, 'C' Company remained manning various strongpoints and posts. 'C' Company were relieved on 4th August and rejoined the Battalion. CWGC however, lists thirteen fatalities as occurring on 3rd August.
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