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Vivian Sylvester Moses "Vivie"

Born:
1897
Died:
14 Sivan 5677 (04 June 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
MOS6081
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1897
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
14 Sivan 5677 (04 June 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action instantly by a shell
Burial place:
La Laiterie Military Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Family home:
100 Greencroft Gardens, Hampstead (1911)

Schools

Name:
University College Schol
Name:
St Paul's School
Name:
Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Synagogues

Name:
Hampstead Synagogue
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In Memorium from the Rev. A.A. Green, 15 June 1917

The death in action on the 4th inst. Of 2nd-Lieut Vivian Sylvester Moses, R.F.A., only son of Mr. Samuel Moses, M.A. adds to the victims of the war one of the best, brightest and dearest of our boys. Our sorrow is that no one was more fit to live, our pride and consolation are that no one was so prepared to die. He was on of the most lovable of boys, greatly gifted, yet wholly modest, of exceptionally virile intellect, yet the personification of simplicity.

Inheriting all the talent of his father, his educational career was one of unbroken progress of success. In 1910, he gained the Senior Entrance Scholarship at University College School. In 1911 he obtained an Entrance Scholarsop at St Paul’s. There he passed easilyup to the highest rank in that great school and obtained an open Classical Scholarship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1916.

He became a cadet at the first opportunity and was given his commission in the Royal Field Artillery a few months later. In January of this year he went out to the front and he fell in action on the 4th of June. His career was assured. So also was the gift that career to the service of his people for it was his oft expressed desire to serve the community, and especially the Synagogue to which he was do deeply attached, and to which his father had rendered such eminent service. The national cause is great, beyond all gaissaying or cavil, nad a sacrifice such as that of this life is hallowed by its necessity. But it is a sacrifice in its curellest forms and it robs the world whileit enriches its record. His loss will leave its mark upon many saddned hearts and sympathy with his parents and sisters will be universal throughout the community.

The Lord hath given- raise unto Hi Name!
But with that praise our task is but begun.
The Lord has taken – still our thought the same
His Law our law, His Will, not ours, be done.

Vivian Sylvester Moses Memorial Fund

A fund to be used in assisting any ex-soldier or ex-sailor of the Jewish persuasion who is residing in London that served overseas or afloat in the 1914-1918 war. This was set up through the United Synagogue on the 7th of December 1917 by his parents and and was a registered charity until 5th January 1995

Family

Siblings

Beatrice Grace Moses (female)
Phyllis May Moses (female)

Parents

Father: Samuel Moses (male)
Mother: Beatrice Scott (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1916
Date discharged/death:
04 June 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Second Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Field Artillery
Battalion/unit:
11 Division Ammunition Column

Roll of Honour

V. S. MOSES, 04 June 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
04/06/1917
Age:
19
Regiment / service:
11th Div. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery
Cemetery:
La Laiterie Military Cemetery
Grave reference:
II. AA. 24.
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