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26 Apr 1918
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Pte Horace George Northwood, 41061, 1/4th King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), was killed in action in France on April 26th, 1918. He was a single man aged 19 and the second of the four sons of Francis and Edith Northwood to die on the battlefield.
Horace, whose home was at 118 Wellington Street, Luton, was killed within two weeks of leaving Ireland on April 14th and being transferred from the Essex Yeomanry.
He was born at Woodside, near Luton, in 1899.
Horace's older brother, Thomas, had been killed instantly on December 4th, 1916, by a shell which made a direct hit on his dug-out.
Two other brothers, Sidney (1/5th Bedfords) and William (Machine Gun Corps), were still serving.