1914/15 Trio To Capt Shropshire LI , KIA
1914 / 15 Trio LIEUT C W MOULD SHROPS LI ( Capt on pair )
From British Army Bonds Of Sacrifice ( with good photo in uniform )
Captain Charles William Mould 5th Shropshire Light Infantry was the third son of David and Clara Mould of Beeches Rd, West Bromwich, Staffs , where he was born on the 22nd of March 1893. He was educated for a short time at Handsworth Grammar School and afterwards at King Edward VI's High School Birmingham.
When war broke out he was a member of staff of The City Treasurers Office Birmingham and having been in the Birmingham University OTC was given a commission in September 1914
He proceeded on active service in May 1915 ad in the following month was promoted acting Lieutenant. being appointed battalion bombing officer until his promotion to Captain (to date from September 1915) , which promotion was not gazetted until after his death
Captain Mould was killed whilst commanding his company in a successful attack between Ypes and Hooge on the 25th of September 1915 and was buried at Bellewaarde. At the moment of his death his company was in support and a vigorous shell fire destroyed the trench and buried him with others
His commanding officer referred to him as " a gallant and valuable officer" and a brother officer said " I shall not soon forget one of the bravest officers and best friends I have ever known "
Captain Mould was a member of the Old Edwardians Club Birmingham and played rugby football for the Ols Edwardians
Medals with original ribbons and boxes of issue and in NEF condition