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Moss, Brandon

Date of birth:
June 5th, 1909 (Brandon, Norfolk, Great Britain)
Date of death:
August 9th, 1999
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Special Constable
Unit:
Coventry Special Constabulary, Special Constabulary
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1940
Action:
Citation:
"When a house was completely demolished by a high-explosive bomb he led a rescue party in clearing an entry to the three trapped occupants. When conditions became critically dangerous he alone worked his way through a space he cleared, and was responsible for savinf them.
It was then learned that other persons were buried in the adjoining premises, and Moss at once again led the rescue. As a result of his superhuman efforts and utter disregard for personal injury one person was rescued alive and four bodies were recovered.
During the whole of the time of the rescue bombs were dropping around and it was known that there was a delayed action bomb in the doorway of a tavern only twenty yards away. Moss worked from 11 p.m. until 6.30 a.m. without pause,"

Received his award for rescuing some occupants in Coventry on 14 November 1940, who were buried alive during the bombing raid on this city.
George Cross

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