Other names: Maurice George
Locations in this story: WimborneFrance & FlandersLouvencourt Military Cemetery, FranceSixpenny Handley, Dorset
Story: Maurice George Messer was born in 1892 in the registration district of Wimborne. He was the son of George Messer, a Wheelwright, and Sarah Messer. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Labourer and living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (Service No. 9153) and at the time of death held the rank of Corporal. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals (Clasp). He died on 26th Jul 1918 as a result of gassing and was buried at Louvencourt Military Cemetery in France (grave id. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 8). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.