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In the list of Police officers called upon to rejoin their Regiments at the outbreak of the War, there is a P. C. Moisey, who joined the Wolverhampton Police Force on 3 August 1912, and had therefore served two years with the force by the outbreak of the War.

A later entry in the Chief Constable’s Report Book on 7 December 1914 states the following:

I deeply regret to report that P.C. C. A. V. Moisey who was serving as a Recruit with his former Regt. the Grenadier Guards was killed in action on the 17th of November. He was 20 yrs of age & had been 2 1/2 years in the Force – He leaves a young widow and infant daughter.

His entry on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site confirms this information. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion in the Grenadier Guards (number 14448), and is commemorated at Perth Cemetery (China Wall).

Moisey was born in 1887 in Burton. He married a Kate Pemberton in Wolverhampton in 1913, and the birth of their daughter, Mollie, was only registered in December 1914, so it is possible that he never met his little girl. His widow, Kate, appears to have remarried to a William Smith in 1920.

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