MOULSON Hiram Wilfrid
Regiment : 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment
Service number : 320207
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 6th November 1917 aged 30
Buried : Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel, Grave M. 34.
Relatives : Son of Frank W. and Mary J. Moulson, 130 Paley Rd., Bradford, Yorkshire
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Also appears on : Pershore C of E School now in Pershore Working Men's Club. Worcester Royal Grammar School.
Native of Saltaire, Yorkshire.
Additional information on the memorial: Sussex Yeomanry.
Hiram attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1900 to 1901. Whilst serving in Palestine under Allenby the Yeomanry regiments seized Beersheba on 31st October 1917, launching a further decisive attack which broke the defensive line of the Turks on 5th and 6th November. Hiram was killed in action at Tell esh Sheria on 6th November.
Source for additional information: In Dedication to a Future World By Mark Rogers, 1999.
Corporal Hiram Wilfred Moulson, Sussex Yeomanry, son of F.W. Moulson, Sanitary Inspector, Bridge Street, Pershore, September 1914, went to Gallipoli September 1915. At evacuation went to Egypt and was killed in Palestine 6th November 1917.
Information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
A photograph of Corporal H.W. Moulson of Pershore can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 1st December 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/