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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 249

Three: Private J. W. Moody, 62nd (Middlesex) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, late Berkshire Regiment, who was wounded in action at Rhenosterspruit

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 2 clasps, The Nile 1884-85, Suakin 1885 (41/1806. Pte. J. Moody. 1/Berks. R.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (31701 Pte. J. Moody. 62nd Coy Imp: Yeo:); Khedive's Star 1884, unnamed as issued, contact marks and edge bruise to first, contact marks to second, light contact wear overall, very fine (3)

D.N.W. December 2008, ex Jack Webb Collection.

One of only 5 men of the Berkshire Regiment to win clasps for both The Nile 1884-85 and Suakin 1885.

Joseph William Moody was born at 10 Willaim Street, St. Peters Parish, East Islington, the son of William and Emma Moody. Attesting for the 49th Foot at St. Georges Barracks, he was posted to them at Dover on 2 September 1879. After several overseas postings he arrived in Egypt and was present with the British forces at Kafr-ed-Daur. Here they screened the British beachhead at Alexandria from Egyptian troops and engaged them on several occasions in August 1882.

Leaving Egypt after the Anglo-Egyptian War in May 1883 the Regiment was stationed at Gibraltar, they soon returned however as public pressure forced the formation of a Khartoum relief expedition. Moody is listed upon the roll as serving with the Headquarters Staff south of Korosko on 7 March 1885 and it was for this that he qualified for the Nile bar. After the failure of the expedition, he joined the Regimental Reserve Depot at Suakin, returning to Britain on 7 July 1885.

Moody joined the Army Reserve on 29 August 1885 and served on untiled 28 August 1895 when he was discharged at Reading. Attesting with the Imperial Yeomanry at Pall Mall Deposit, Carlton Street, London and listing his job as cabdriver, he was posted to the 62nd Company (Middlesex), Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa on 23 March 1901.

Stationed at Rhenosterspruit on 30 November 1901 Moody was slightly wounded in the right hip in action. Recovering at Pretoria Convalescent Camp he was back with his unit in January 1902 and served until 4 August 1902. Moody was discharged on 11 August 1902; sold together with copied service papers, census data and medal rolls.

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