HORTON Herbert

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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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3 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 13 December 2014
By John Stokes on Saturday 13th December '14 at 8:15pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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