MOISEY, Arthur

Royal Engineers. 20 February 1919

Arthur. Moisey was the third of the five sons of Mr and Mrs W. Moisey of Hill Street, Stourbridge, all of whom served in the war. He worked for Wrensons of Birmingham and enlisted as a volunteer in November 1914. He joined the Royal Engineers as a driver and went to the front in May 1915. The County Express recounted his experiences as written to his parents under the headline of `Eight days of Peril'. 'The other day our officer volunteered to lay a line from our trenches to where we are camping. I accompanied him and never shall I forget the experience. Our task occupied us some eight days, and we were under shell fire more or less the whole time. Round about there were about twenty of our batteries responding to the enemy. It was like hell on earth during those eight days. At night the enemy sent over gas shells, but we put on our respirators, and were quite safe. The officer remarked that it was a wonder we came out alive.' His war service took him eventually to the Salonica front in the campaign against Bulgaria. He returned to civilian life in Stourbridge early in 1919, and his particular tragedy is that he had just started work for Wrensons again when he caught pneumonia and died on the 20th February 1919. Like many soldiers he had remained in the Reserve and so was given a military funeral with full honours and buried in Stourbridge cemetery (D 848). Sapper Arthur Moisey was 24 years of age and is commemorated on the Stourbridge, Oldswinford church and St. Thomas's church Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Stourbridge St. Thomas Memorial

Stourbridge St. Thomas Memorial

Market Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AQ

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