Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, (5916 Pte. G. Moat E.Kent R.) King’s South Africa Medal 1901-1902, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5916 Pte. G. Moat E.Kent Regt) 1914 Star, original Mons Clasp (L-5916 Pte. G. Moat 1/E. Kent R) British War Medal. Victory Medal (L-5916 Pte. G. Moat 1/E. Kent R) L/5916 Private G. Moat East Kent Regiment VF
Born in 1881 in the parish of Ash, near Dover, Kent then enlisted into the British Army at Canterbury on 25th April 1899. Served in the Boer War from June 1900 transferred to the Army Reserve in April 1907. Recalled from the Reserve on the outbreak of the Great War he then saw service with the 1st Battalion out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force from 7th September 1914 wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the face on 18th October 1914 at Radingem in the Ypres sector. Evacuated to the 16th Field Ambulance, and then to the 2nd Auxiliary Hospital at Bailleul the following day, before being moved to the 7th Stationary Hospital at Boulogne on 21st October, he was evacuated to England on 10th November. Despite having been shot in the face, he recovered, and was then posted to the 2nd Battalion from the base details on 24th March 1915.Saw service as a member of ‘A’ Company of the 2nd Battalion in Salonica, he suffered from partial paralysis of the wrist, invalided to England and he was discharged medically unfit for further service on 24th April 1916 and awarded the Silver War Badge number 492739.