Hugh Mosman

Left panel: Blank
Centre left panel: Helen Barbara Chancellor, the beloved wife of Hugh Mosman died 30th July 1866 aged 33; Hugh Mosman died 10th August 1908 aged 79.
Centre right panel: Hugh Mosman eldest son of Hugh Mosman, died 12th February 1916 aged 55; Catherine Farie Mosman younger daughter, born 12th October 1864, died 7th March 1923; Helen Hamilton Mosman, elder daughter, born 2nd May 1859, died 15th February 1932; Alexr Chancellor Mosman, second son, born 5th March 1863, died 13th May 1936; Allan William Mosman, third son born 6th July 1866, died 8th October 1937.
Right panel: William Mosman, brother of Hugh Mosman, died 7 Jan 1900 aged 63.

CWGC: H. Mosman, 2nd Lieut, 4th Bn., Yorkshire Regt, d. 12 Feb. 1916.  U 543

Hugh Mosman was the eldest son of Hugh Mosman of Auchtyfardle, Lanarkshire, and his wife Helen Barbara Chancellor.  He was born in Edinburgh on 27 October 1860 and educated at Edinburgh Academy.  He served his apprenticeship as a Writer to the Signet with Messrs J. & F. Anderson being admitted a W.S. in 1885 but did not practice.  Instead he moved to Yorkshire in the late 1880s to work as a land agent and was Agent to the Ormesby Hall Estate near Middlesbrough for many years before the outbreak of WW1. He was Chairman of the Cleveland Agricultural Society and Secretary of the Cleveland Hunt.  He was a keen sportsman and regularly rode to hounds.  Despite his age he offered his services and obtained a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Yorkshire Regiment in August 1915, subsequently transferring to the 24th Provisional Battalion.  He died suddenly on 12 February 1916 of heart failure while out riding near Cramlington, Northumberland, where he was training.  He was unmarried.

De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, 1914-1919

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, Saturday, 4 March 1916

Edinburgh Academy Chronicle Vol. XXIII. No. 6. March 1916

De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour