Herbert Horton and his older brother John Robert Horton both died in the First World War, Herbert from gas poisoning. He was born in Oakham on 25 April 1888, but his family later moved to Langham. He was the youngest son of Mary Ann Horton and was a waggoner before enlisting on 31 March 1916, two weeks after his brother John had joined up. Herbert served with the 16th Labour Battalion Yorkshire Regiment before transferring to 22nd Company Labour Corps. He died in hospital on 28 September 1917 after being gassed near the front line, probably during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). He is buried in Dozinghem British Cemetery, grave VII.E.15, two and a half miles north west of Poperinghe. He is remembered on Langham's war memorial.
Photograph courtesy Langham Village History Group
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