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 Private J E Horsley


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Private John Edward HORSLEY, G/7021, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (attached 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers), killed in action, in Greece, with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 3rd October 1916, age 23.

Born Hartlepool, Durham, son of William and Rebecca Horsley, of 3, Bladon Street, Hartlepool, Co. Durham.


1911 Census - 3, Bladen Street, Hartlepool, Co. Durham - William Horsley, head, age 53, married, boiler rivetter, engine works, worker, born, Hartlepool, Durham; Rebecca Horsley, wife, age 51, married 30 years, 12 children, 9 still alive, born, Hartlepool, Durham; Isabella Horsley, daughter, age 30, single, born, Hartlepool, Durham; Jane Horsley, daughter, age 23, single, born, Hartlepool, Durham; George Horsley, son, age 21, single, apprentice boiler rivetter, engine works, worker, born, Hartlepool, Durham; Reuben Horsley, son, age 19, single, rivett heater for ship plate rivetter, worker, born, Hartlepool, Durham; John Horsley, son, age 18, single, apprentice ship plater, worker, born, Hartlepool, Durham; Rebecca Horsley, daughter, age 13, school, born, Hartlepool, Durham; Catherine Horsley, daughter, age 11, school, born, Hartlepool, Durham.


Enlisted Hartlepool, Durham.

15th October 1915, posted Balkans theatre of war.

Buried at Struma Military Cemetery, III. G. 1., Greece.


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