Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Andrew James Mosser

Male 1923 - 1943  (19 years)


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  • Name Andrew James Mosser 
    Born 25 Jul 1923  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military WW2  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-157067P 
    Died 22 Apr 1943  Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Cause: Killed in Action 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I157067  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2020 

    Father Andrew Mosser,   b. 13 Dec 1882, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Lillian Amelia Menger,   b. 11 Aug 1883, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1977, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1907  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F45051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Twin Brothers did everything together by Scot Ferguson

      From the time they were born in the Galt Hospital on July 25, 1923, Robert and Andrew Mosser were inseparable.They played six-man rugby at the Preston High School and were ends on the team which won The W.O.S.S.A. championship. They joined the Boy Scouts in 1935, and in 1940 were both elevated to the rank of King's Scouts. Robert was a Cub leader and Andrew an Assistant Scoutmaster. They were founding members of the Preston Scout House' Bugle Band and both sang in the choir of the Preston United Church. They not only looked alike, they acted the same. Even their best friends had a difficult time telling them apart. Andrew and Robert were sworn in at the Toronto depot of the R.C.A.F. They had planned to go to university in the fall, but made the unanimous decision to join the R.C.A.F.On March 20th, 1943 the Globe and Mail reported "In the first ceremony of its kind ever held in Canada, Robert and Andrew Mosser of Preston were awarded navigators' wings at a 'twin' presentation." The brothers were together until the end. They were both Killed in Action on April 22, 1943. They were 19 years old.

      Lest We Forget

  • Sources 
    1. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In Loving Memory Of/ Royal Canadian Air Force/ Pilot Officers/ Andrew James Mosser/ Robert William Mosser/ Born July 25, 1923, Died At Sea April 1943/ In World War 11/ Twin Sons Of/ Andrew And Lillian Mosser.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Andrew Mosser Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1883 Birth Place: Preston Marriage Date: 19 Nov 1907 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: Jacob Mosser Mother: Lena Bresch Spouse: A Marget Lillian Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1884 Spouse Birth Place: St Jacobs Spouse Father: Wm Marget Spouse Mother: Marr Ratz

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1923 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Killed in Action - 22 Apr 1943 - Atlantic Ocean Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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