Private Horace Mardle

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Date of Birth


Date of Death

16 Aug 1915


CWS Cocoa Works

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Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Windsor Cottages
United Kingdom

Place of Death


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Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 9th September 1915
Pte Horace Mardle


Pte Horace Mardle, 4065, 1/5th Bedfords, died on August 16th from wounds received the previous day in Gallipoli. He was aged 31 and the first employee of the English and Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Societies Ltd Cocoa Works in Dallow Road, Luton, to be killed. He enlisted a year earlier and became one of the late Lieut Shoosmith's gun team.

Pte Mardle, of Windsor Cottage, Caddington, was also the first of 50 men on the Caddington Church Roll of Honour to lay down his life for his country. The church flag was put at half-mast in his memory and a memorial service was held there on September 12th.

The son of farm labourer Job and Betsy Mardle, he was born in Caddington in the early summer of 1884. At the time of the 1891 Census he had four brothers and a sister, and by 1911 was a bricklayer's labourer living at home with his parents and sister.


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Pte Horace Mardle

Author: Deejaya

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