Inf Josef Moser, 2 Komp Kgl Bayr Res Inf Regt Nr 19
A farmer from Steinhof, near Hebertsfelden, Bavaria, Josef was born in 1893. Already serving in the army at the time of the outbreak of war, he saw service at home before being transferred to the 19th Reserve Infantry Regiment in January 1915.
With the 19th, Josef fought in the mountain warfare of the Vosges throughout 1915 (apart from a couple of months during the summer when he was transferred to to Galicia and particpated in the capture of Przemsl in June)- including the severe actions on the Hartmannswillerkopf and the Reichackerkopf.
Still in Alsace into 1916, Josef was killed in action by a shell splinter to the back of the head on 23 May 1916. He has no known grave.
23 May 1916
Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service