Alwyn Elliott MOSS

Badge Number: SA368, Sub Branch: TUMBY BAY

MOSS, Alwyn Elliott

Service Numbers: 3549, S66676
Enlisted: 31 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st (Western Adelaide) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 14 February 1896
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station overseer
Died: Natural causes, Black Forest, South Australia, 5 September 1966, aged 70 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Enfield Methodist Church Honour Roll, Hammond Roll of Honor, Prospect Roll of Honour G-Z WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3549, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3549, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3549, 10th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
24 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

8 Apr 1942: Involvement Sergeant, SN S66676, 1st (Western Adelaide) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
8 Apr 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
19 Feb 1945: Discharged

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Alwyn Elliot Moss was one of three brothers to enlist, the other two being Samuel Graham Moss (/explore/people/355370)  and Heywood Seymour Moss (/explore/people/144833  At the time of enlistment he listed his mother Mrs Elizabeth Moss as his next of kin. He listed his occupation as Station overseer. 

He and Samuel enlisted within days of one another in late August 1915.  Alwyn and Samuel were assigned to the same reinforcement draft of the 27th Battalion; the 8th Reinforcements. They embarked together on the HMAT Borda A 30 on the 12th January 1916.  Their service careers pralleled one another throughout the remainder of the war, transferring to the 10th Battalion in the process.

Heywood, the youngest brother, joined up 18 months later and was coincidentally conveyed to war by the same ship that had carried his brothers 18 months earlier.

Alwyn Elliot is commemorated on a number of memorials indicative of the geographic range that his job as a station oversser had taken him.  He was a Member of the RSL from 1 September 1919 until his death on the 5th September 1966 aged 70 years (Badge number S368).  He had been a Life Member at the Tumby Bay sub-branch but was living in Adelaide at 5 Aroha Terrace Black Forest at the time of his death.  He was survived by his wife Doris.


British War Medal

Victory Medal