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Southwell Nottinghamshire
Clement was the son of George Frederick and Emily Mosedale (née Randall). His parents were married in 1883 (O/N/D Southwell) and had four children: George b. 1885 (J/A/S Basford), Clement b. 1897 (J/A/S Southwell), Rupert birth registered 1889 (J/F/M Southwell) and Doris Randall b. 1898 (O/N/D Southwell). In 1901 they lived on Westgate Southwell. His father died on 17 April 1934 and his mother on 27 February 1952. Clement married Ethel Stevens (b. 3 June 1883) in 1909 (O/N/D St Neots Huntingdonshire) and they had one child, Norman George b. 11 October 1914 (O/N/D Mansfield). In 1911 they lived at 26 Lord Street and later at 3 Bishop Street (both Mansfield Nottinghamshire). Clement's widow and son were still living at 3 Bishop Street in 1939 at the time the England & Wales Register was compiled. Norman was a clerk storekeeper at an electricity works. Ethel died in 1962 (J/F/M Mansfield). Norman married Joan M Boughey in 1941 (A/M/J Mansfield). He died in 1980 (J/A/S Mansfield).
In 1911 he was a grocer's clerk, employed by Marsdens, of Queen Street, Mansfield.
17 Aug 1917
486311 - CWGC Website
7th Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Formerly 61942 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Information in a newspaper report of his death suggests that Clement enlisted in 1916, serving initially in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry but transferring to the Royal West Surrey Regiment after his arrival in France. He was reported missing on 10 August 1917 but his death from wounds received in action while a prisoner of war in Feldlaz Gullegham was not confirmed until the November. He was buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery (Grave Reference: I C 5).
CWGC headstone personal inscription: 'Thy will be done from loving wife, son also his parents' Mansfield Reporter, 23 November 1917: ‘Mansfield Man’s Death In Germany. Taken prisoner in August. Mrs Mosedale, Bishop-street, Mansfield, has received news from the Red Cross people in Switzerland, that her husband, Private Clement Mosedale, who was taken prisoner on August 10th, by the Germans, died seven days later. He joined the KOYLIs in September, 1916, and when he went to France he was attached to the Royal West Surreys. He was reported missing on Aug. 10th, and nothing more was heard of him until November 9th, when Mrs Mosedale received a message from the War Office, stating that he died of wounds on August 17th. The deceased was clerk at Messrs. Marsden’s, Queen-street. He leaves a wife and one child. Mrs Mosedale has had much sympathy from friends, and she appreciates the kindness shown her.’ (www.british newspaperarchive.co.uk) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his widow Ethel was his sole legatee. The register gives his place of death as Feldlaz Gullegham.
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