MOSS/Ch­ester

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QFreda Stor­rar is in search of in­for­ma­tion about her grand­fa­ther, Henry John Moss, who dis­ap­peared shortly af­ter the birth of his daugh­ter El­iz­a­beth in 1896.

AStephen Ward wrote again to say he thought Henry may have left the coun­try: “On the 1891 census El­iz­a­beth, then aged one, is liv­ing with her mother and her par­ents, al­though the mother is still listed as mar­ried, so per­haps she thought he would come back.” He tracked down pos­si­ble can­di­dates for his im­mi­gra­tion on Find­my­past to both Bos­ton and Aus­tralia. John Daf­furn also con­tacted us to say Henry could have joined the navy: “I’ve found a crew list en­try for a Henry Moss in July 1901, born in Ch­ester aged 38. He had been on the crew of the Or­cana, a hos­pi­tal ship, dur­ing the Boer War and was now on the Oro­tava, a troop-car­ry­ing ship, to South Africa.”

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