People on board
MOSSE, William Oliver Matless
Colonel William Oliver Matless Mosse travelled aboard the Leinster with his wife Ellen and both perished in the tragedy. They lived at 2 Russell Crescent, Brighton, but Col. Mosse was on active service (having been recalled from retirement at the outbreak of the war).
Mosse was born in Jamaica to a military family and he attended Felsted School in Essex, where he was recorded as "a fine half-back, a pretty cricketer, and a good fellow" in his obituary. He married Ellen Eliza Grimsdale on 19th August 1890 at Uxbridge parish church in Middlesex. The couple had three children: Charles, Kathleen, and Doris Noel (known as Noel), the first two were born in India and Noel was born in Kent, reflecting their father’s varied military career. He served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers and saw action at Gallipoli during the war.
Charles George Drummond Mosse mentioned in probate as one of surviving executors. Colonel Mosse owned property, stocks and railway shares in both India and England. The couple was survived by their three children and have living descendants today. They are buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin.
Text: Claire Bradley