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13643   Lance Sergeant David Samuel Massey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/02/1891
Died: 26/09/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Summary      
David Samuel Mossey was the eldest son of David and Eliza Mossey. He was born in Augher, on 22nd February 1891.Davidís father was a farm labourer. David became the husband of Nora Massey of Liverpool. He enlisted in Liverpool. Lance Sergeant Samuel David Massey was serving with the 4th Battalion of the King's (Liverpool Regiment) when he was killed in action on 26th September 1917.
Further Information
David Samuel Mossey was the eldest son of David and Eliza Mossey. David Mossey and Eliza Patterson were married on 28th May 1889 in the district of Dungannon.
David Mossey was born in Augher, County Tyrone 22nd February 1891. He the second of five children, all born in the Clogher area.
Known family: David Mossey, Eliza Mossey, Eliza Lizzie Mossey (born 5th August 1889), David Samuel Mossey (born 22nd February 1891), Francis Harry Mossey (born 4th September 1893), Thomas James Mossey (born 12th August 1895), Richard Mossey (born 30th December 1898).
The 1901 census records David S as 10 years old. The family is living at Main Street, Augher. Davidís father was a farm labourer.
Davidís father died in the Clogher area on 4th September 1907, age 50.
The 1911 census records that David no longer lived with the family. His mother still lived in Main Street, Augher. She worked as a washerwoman.
At some point David became the husband of Nora Massey (nee Patterson), of Liverpool.
David Massey enlisted in Liverpool.
1915
Medal card
Private Samuel Massey arrived in France with the Liverpool Regiment on 31st March 1915.
1916 - Private Richard Mossey (brother)
Samuelís brother, Private Richard Mossey, also served. He was injured in March 1916.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th March 1916: Richard Mossey (brother of Samuel David Mossey)
Private Richard Mossey, 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (County Tyrone Volunteers), has been wounded in France. He belongs to the Clogher Valley district, and was formerly employed by Messrs. Richardson Limited, Dungannon.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 23rd March 1916: Richard Mossey (brother of Samuel David Mossey)
Saturdayís casualty list contained the name of Private Richard Mossey, 9th Inniskilling Fusiliers), who has been wounded in France. He belongs to the Clogher Valley district, and was formerly a shop assistant in the employment of Messrs R Richardson Limited, Dungannon. Private Mossey was one of the first to volunteer at Dungannon, and joined the 6th Inniskillings, being afterwards transferred to the 9th. He was a prominent member of the U.V.F.
From the Tyrone Constitution dated 24th March 1916: Richard Mossey (brother of Samuel David Mossey)
The following N.C.O.ís and men have been wounded: 10830 Private R Mossey, No. 3 Company.
From the Tyrone Constitution dated 24th March 1916: Clogher Valley Man Wounded - Richard Mossey (brother of Samuel David Mossey)
Private Richard Mossey, 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who has been wounded in France, belongs to the Clogher Valley district, and was formerly a shop assistant employed by Messrs Richardson Limited, Dungannon. Private Mossey was one of the first to volunteer at Dungannon, and joined the 6th Inniskillings, afterwards transferred to the 9th. He was a prominent member of A company, Dungannon Battalion U.V.F., and alos connected with the Young Menís Society.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 25th March 1916: Richard Mossey (brother of Samuel David Mossey)
Private Richard Mossey, No 3 Company, 9th Royal Inniskillings (Tyrone Volunteers), has been wounded. He is a native of the Clogher Valley district and he had been for several years a shop assistant in the employment of Messrs Richard Richardson Limited, Dungannon. He was one of the first Dungannon men to volunteer, joining the 6th Battalion Royal Inniskillings and afterwards being transferred to the 9th Battalion, to be in touch with many of his former companions. He was an active member of Dungannon Young Menís Society and also of A company, Dungannon U.V.F. He is the first local man injured since the Ulster Division went to the front.
From the Tyrone Constitution dated 7th April 1916: Richard Mossey (brother of Samuel David Mossey)
10830 Private R Mossey, No. 3 Company, bullet wound, 7th March 1916. His mother Mrs Eliza Mossey, lives at Main Street, Augher, Tyrone. Private Mossey joined the battalion soon after the outbreak of war.
1917
Lance Sergeant David Samuel Massey was serving with the 4th Battalion of the King's (Liverpool Regiment) when he was killed in action on 26th September 1917.
Samuel Masseyís brother, Thomas Mossey, also died in the First World War.
Memorials
Lance Sergeant Samuel David Massey has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing in Belgium.
Lance Sergeant David Samuel Massey is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial as Samuel Mossey of Augher.
The CWGC record Lance Sergeant David Samuel Massey as the son of Mrs Eliza Massey of Augher, County Tyrone. He is also listed as being the husband of Nora Massey (nee Patterson) of Liverpool.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Main Street, Augher Augher Census listing in Main Street, Augher 54.42818 -7.127641
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
28/05/1889 M Patterson Eliza Parent M/1889/T1/1443/2/57B
28/05/1889 M Mossey David Parent M/1889/T1/1443/2/57A
05/08/1889 B Mossey Eliza Sibling U/1889/107/1026/9/454 Massey
22/02/1891 B Mossey David Casualty U/1891/107/1026/10/128
04/09/1893 B Mossey Francis Sibling U/1893/107/1026/10/446
12/08/1895 B Mossey Thomas Sibling U/1895/107/1026/11/146
10/12/1898 B Mossey Richard Sibling U/1899/107/1026/11/494
04/09/1907 D Mossey David Parent D/1907/107/1026/12/382 died age 50
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mossey family Lists David S as age 5 living with the family at house 12 in Main Street, Augher
2 1911 Census lists Mossey family Does not list David Samuel as living with the family at house 54 in Main Street, Augher
3 Brother - Thomas Mossey Brother of Davild Samuel Massey
4 FindAGrave.com Photo of David Samuel Massey's inscription
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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