Christopher Ingram Moseling  1880 – 1959

Christopher was born on 21st December 1880 in Alkham, to John, a blacksmith, and Harriet Ann (née Wood). 

Harriet died when Christopher was 13 and his father remarried. 

In 1901, Christopher was working as a domestic gardener in Church Alkham. By this time, his brother, William, had moved to Church Hill to work for the blacksmith and Christopher also moved to the village; in 1911 he was boarding with the Prior family on Church Hill and still a gardener. 

There are  many reports in the local press showing that both brothers played for the village cricket team. Christopher acted as William’s best man at his marriage in 1911. 

William lived at 3 Hillside Cottages throughout the War. 

On 18th September 1914, Christopher was a Special Constable for the village and in early 1915, he won 1st prize in a gentleman’s whist drive at St Andrew’s Hall.

He enlisted in the Royal West Surrey Regiment, Labour Corps, as a Private, initially with the Service No 12143, subsequently 492706. No other information about his War service has been discovered.

In 1939, he was working as a gardener, boarding with the Diver family in the Bridge-Blean rural district. No other records have been found for Christopher to date. 

He died in 1959 in the Sittingbourne district.