Born: 1886, Parkstone, Essex.

Died: 9th October 1916; age 30; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: London.

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 302096; Regiment: London Regiment, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade).

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Caterpillar Valley Cemetery,







1901   4, Pembroke Villas, Station Road, Dovercourt, Essex.


William was 15 years old, a Watchmkaer’s Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John Horne, 55, a Master Mariner – steam ship ‘Cambridge’, born Shotley, Suffolk.

Eliza Horne (nee Smith), 52, born Butley, Suffolk.

Emily Anne Horne, 17, a Draper’s Assistant, born Parkstone, Essex.

Clementine Horne, 13, born Parkstone.

Jack Horne, 11, born Parkstone.

James Alec Horne, 6, born Parkstone.


1911   Cambridge House, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


William was 25 years old, a Jeweller’s Assistant. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Eliza, 63, Independant Means.

Clementine, 23, a Draper’s Assistant.

Alec, 16, an Apprentice – Printing.


William’s father, John Horne, died 1907, whilst docking his boat at Antwerpen, Belgium.


London Regiment, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade).


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