The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Private J J Horne


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Private John James HORNE, G/4402, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed  at Desire Trench on or after, 18th November 1916.

Born Blackburn, Lancashire.

31st May 1902, Register Office, Blackburn, married Mary Deasy, spinster, of 8 Peel Street, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire / 7, Princess Street, Waterfall, Blackburn, Lancashire / 24 Cobden Street, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Children - John Horne, born 23rd November 1902, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; James Horne, born 12th June 1904, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; Anthony Horne, born 28th April 1906, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; *William Horne, born 30th January 1908, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; Richard Horne, born 20th January 1910, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; Mary Horne, born 11th November 1911, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; Joseph Horne, born 26th December 1913, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; Margaret Horne, born 23rd September 1915, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.

*William Horne, died age 9, 1917 December, Blackburn Registration District.


1911 Census -  Oswaldtwistle, near Accrington, Lancashire - John James Horne, head, age 29, married, hewer in coal mine, coal miner, worker, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Mary Horne, wife, age 30, married 8 years, 5 children, all still alive, housewife, born Bacup, Lancashire; John Horne, son, age 8, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; James Horne, son, age 6, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; Anthony Horne, son, age 4, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; William Horne, son, age 3, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; Richard Horne, son, age 1, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire; James Deasy, boarder, age 23, single, setter on in coal mine, below ground, setter on, worker, born Rishton, Lancashire; Sarah Deasy, boarder, age 21, single, ring spinner in cotton mill, mill hand, worker, born Rishton, Lancashire.


Enlisted Accrington, Lancashire, age 33 years & 3 months, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 142lbs, resided 5 Peel Street, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.  Formerly miner.

Home, 20th January 1915 to 29th August 1915; BEF, 30th August 1915 to 22nd April 1916; Home, 23rd April 1916 to 10th November 1916; BEF, 11th October 1916 to 18th November 1916.

20th January 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th January 1915, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th March 1915, Worthing, wilfully throwing down his rifle & volunteering for the Guard Room, 14 days detention; 27th August 1915, Blackdown, overstaying his pass from 12.00 midnight to 10.00am 29th August, admonished, forfeits 2 days pay; 30th August 1915, posted BEF; 15th September 1915, 73 Field Ambulance; 22nd September 1915, Etaples Hospital, sprained right ankle; 2nd December 1915, returned to duty; 21st December 1915, Field General Court Martial, using insubordinate language to his superior officer, 3 months Field Punishment No.1., remitted to 2 months,  Field Punishment No.2.; 12th April 1916, 73 Field Ambulance, Wounded, gun shot wounds to both legs; 12th April 1916, 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; 13th April 1916, Brigade Hospital, Eatples; 23rd April 1916, Hospital Ship Brighton to England; 23rd April 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd April 1916 to 27th May 1916, East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital,  gun shot wounds to both legs; 27th May 1916 to 14th July 1916, Eaton Park Hospital, gun shot wounds to both legs; 1st September 1916, Chatham, not being shaved on 6am parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 2nd September 1916, Chatham, When on Active Service, refusing to double when ordered and striking his superior officer, sentenced to 2 years detention, 1 year remitted; 11th October 1916, posted BEF; 23rd October 1916, proceeded to join 7th Battalion.

13th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Mary Horne, 7, Princess Street, Waterfall, Blackburn; Children - John Horne, born 23rd November 1902, 7, Princess Street, Waterfall, Blackburn; James Horne, born 12th June 1904, 7, Princess Street, Waterfall, Blackburn; Anthony Horne, born 28th April 1906, 7, Princess Street, Waterfall, Blackburn; Richard Horne, born 20th January 1910, 7, Princess Street, Waterfall, Blackburn; Mary Horne, born 11th November 1911, 7, Princess Street, Waterfall, Blackburn;  Joseph Horne, born 26th December 1913, 7, Princess Street, Waterfall, Blackburn; Margaret Horne, born 23rd September 1915, 7, Princess Street, Waterfall, Blackburn;

9th  August 1917, pension of 38/9 a week awarded to widow and eight children.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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