Private Horace Philip Hill Worboys

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

20 Apr 1917


Brown & Green

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

68 Tavistock Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 3rd May 1917
Pte Horace Philip Worboys


Pte Horace Philip Hill Worboys, 60884, 24th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died in the 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station in France on April 20th, 1917, from wounds received on the battlefield. The report of his death in The Luton News referred to him as Jack Worboys.

In a letter to his wife, Florence, at 68 Tavistock Street, Luton, Sister Dickman at the hospital, wrote that Pte Worboys had been wounded in the abdomen and was a very, very sick man. "His condition at present is very serious, but I do hope he will be able to pull through all right. His thoughts are now of you constantly."

An official telegram was also received saying Pte Worboys was dangerously wounded, but permission to visit him could not be granted. Shortly afterwards came the news that he had succumbed to his wounds on April 20th.

Pte Worboys joined up in May 1916 at the age of 23, prior to which he worked for Messrs Brown & Green, of South Road, Luton. He was trained at Crowborough, Kent, and had been in France about seven months when wounded.

Individual Location

Pte Horace Philip Worboys

Author: Deejaya

Related items

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments