K.I.A. and P.O.W.  Family Medals, King’s Letter, Memorial Plaque, Worcester Regiment

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Brothers of 2 / 8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment

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K.I.A. and P.O.W.  Family Medals, King’s Letter, Memorial Plaque, Worcester Regiment

Rare combination of a Casualty and Prisoner of War brothers’ medals along with the WW2 Admiralty Slip for George William MOULDER, killed on HMS Phoebe 23rd October 1942. 

HORACE MOULDER Prisoner of War

King’s P.O.W. Letter and Great War Medal Pair to Prisoner of War Worcester Regiment

4121 PTE. H. MOULDER

4121 PTE. H. MOULDER

British War Medal and Victory Medal Pair named to:

4121 PTE. H. MOULDER.  WORC. R.

This medal pair to Horace Moulder is accompanied by a framed letter from King George V which welcomes Horace home from hi period of captivity as a Prisoner of War.

4121 PTE. H. MOULDER

4121 PTE. H. MOULDER

From Buckingham Palace dated 1918 and addressed to

241329 PTE. H. MOULDER. 2/8TH WORCESTERSHIRE.

The Queen joins me in welcoming you on your release from the miseries & hardships, which you have endured with so much patience & courage.

During these many months of trial, the early rescue of our gallant Officers and Men from the cruelties of their captivity has been uppermost in our thoughts.

We are thankful that this longed for day has arrived, & that back in the old Country you will be able once more to enjoy the happiness of a home & to see good days among those who anxiously look for your return. 

George R. I.

Horace Moulder served as 4121 Private 2 / 8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. The medal roll confirms that he also served with the number 241329.

He was posted missing,  P.O.W. 21st March 1918. His medical records show internal disease caused by poor treatment and poor feeding whilst POW.

He is confirmed on the Red Cross Prisoner of War index as Soldier 241329  – Worcs –  P A 23652 dated 21st March 1918. He was repatriated Christmas Eve 24th December 1918.

Horace Moulder, a market gardener from Evesham, died 1962, aged 69 years and is commemorated at St Peter Church, Bengeworth. He married Agnes R Gillett in 1921 at Evesham, Worcestershire.

It is also of note that, on the medal roll, his name appears under that of Francis George Moulder who was killed in action in 1917.

The 1901 Census records ORRICE and FRANK Moulder living at the family address, Bewdley Street Evesham aged 8 and 5 years respectively.

FRANCIS GEORGE MOULDER Killed in Action

British War Medal, Victory Medal Pair and Memorial Plaque named to:

FRANCIS GEORGE MOULDER Killed in Action

FRANCIS GEORGE MOULDER Killed in Action

3933 PTE. F. G. MOULDER.  WORC. R.Death Penny to FRANCIS GEORGE MOULDER

Francis George Moulder served as 3933 Private 2nd 8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. The medal roll and Medal Index Card also confirms that he also served with the number 241291.

It is also of note that, on the medal roll, his name appears above that of Horace Moulder who was Prisoner of War.

The Commonwealth and War Graves Commission confirms that he was serving in the 2 / 8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment when he was killed in action of the 24th August 1917 aged 21 years. He was the son of Francis George and Susannah Mulder of 77 Bewdley Street, Evesham Worcestershire.

He is Remembered with Honour at Tyne Cot Cemetery. He is also Remembered with Honour on the Evesham War Memorial.

Regimental history of the 2/8th records The Battle of Ypres, August 1917, during actions on the Steenbeek. It was here that F G Moulder was killed.

The 1901 Census records ORRICE and FRANK Moulder living at the family address, Bewdley Street Evesham aged 8 and 5 years respectively.

The Plaque has been lovingly and extensively polished over the years, please see images.

George William Moulder

Admiralty Letter

Admiralty Letter

P/JX 333355, Royal Navy. He was on board the H.M.S. Phoebe when it was torpedoed 23rd October 1942. Aged 20 on his death he was the son of Horace and Agnes Moulder and husband of Louisa Irene Moulder of Evesham, Worcestershire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He is Remembered with Honour on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. With 1939/45 Star, Africa Star and War Medal.