Corporal Horace Victor Barton

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Date of Birth

Jan 1891

Date of Death

17 Mar 1917

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Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Avondale Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot Z.L.46
Crawley Green Road
United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Horace Victor Barton was the eldest of 2 sons born to Alfred & Sarah.

He was born in Luton in January 1891.

In 1911 he was 20 years old & working in the iron foundry as a moulder making stove grates. His father is 44, a straw hat blocker, his mother Sarah is 42 & a straw hat machinist. His brother Percy is a 15 year old errand boy & they are all living at 52 Guildford Street.

In 1915 Horace married Emily Lamb.

On the outbreak of war, Horace enlisted into the RAMC (territorial force). It was whilst training in Birmingham he caught a chill which developed into double pneumonia. Horace died on 17th March 1917.

He was brought home to Luton & a military funeral was held on 24th March. He is buried in the cemetery on Crawley Green Road.

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Author: KarenC

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