Joshua Moss

Life saving on the Serpentine 1883

By Michael Moss

I'm researching family history and am aware that Joshua Moss, a Great Yarmouth lifeboatman was involved with the life saving event on the Hyde Park Serpentine ( 14/07/1883 ) - he apparently received a gold watch from the future King Edward VII for his contribution. I am searching for a photograph of Joshua, as an individual or with his lifeboat crew. 


This page was added by Michael Moss on 22/10/2013.
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A Joshua Moss was my great grandfather who was born in 1849 in Great Yarmouth.  He married Rachel Munro in 1869 and died in Great Yarmouth in 1896.  They had 9 children the youngest of whom was Ernest Moss my grandfather.

I have no record of him saving someone's life on the serpentine but believed he saved a life in Great Yarmouth.

Unfortunately I do not have a photo of either of them but do have photos of my grandfather who I knew as he died when I was 16.  My grandmother live on until she was 103.

Hope this is useful.

Angela Bevan (nee Moss)

By angela bevan
On 25/01/2023

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