Only a little is known about Staff-Sergeant. Moss. He was a prize winner in the British Army Gymnastics Competition in 1900. Later, like many others of his kind, he became a Music Hall Strongman. After retiring from the stage he sold a postal course on Physical Culture and wrote a series of books on different aspects of Gymnastics. These appear to have been written around the time of the Great War but were in print for many years after.In 1902 he was a contender in the British preliminaries for Bernarr Macfadden’s ‘Best & Most
Perfectly Developed Man‘ competition which was held both in the UK and the US. He was however disqualified for being ‘heavily tattooed’ but was considered by some writers of the time to have been as good as and uniformly bigger than the ultimate winner, Al Treloar.
Subscribe to the HOPC to access “The Handbook of Free Gymnastics (including Swedish System) & Dumb-Bell Exercises” by Staff-Sergeant Alfred Moss. Published in circa 1912.