Blight, H V
HORACE VINCENT BLIGHT
Remembered with honour Sandpits British Cemetery: Plot II, Row G, Grave 1.
He was gazetted 14 October 1915 as Temporary 2nd Lieutenant, Army Service Corps, and gazetted 5 January 1916 Lieutenant; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action at Locon near Bethune. He was awarded the Military Cross as per the London Gazette 18 September 1918.
Son of Francis James and Lizzie Ann (nee SMITH) BLIGHT; husband of Mabel Grace (nee KING) BLIGHT of Watford.
His parents married 1884 in the Islington, London, district. Francis died 27 January 1925 in Mill Hill, Middx, aged 76; Lizzie died 3 November 1927 aged 73, also in Mill Hill.
Horace was born 2 August 1887 in Islington, was educated at Merchant Taylors’ School, and was a chartered accountant. He married 1913 in the St Giles’, London, district; they has two children. Mabel never remarried, and died 1957 in the Watford district aged 67.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Islington, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, aged 13 he lived in Hampstead, London, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a secretary to a private limited company aged 23, he lived in Wealdstone, Middx, with one sibling.
Unitattached 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Date of death15/06/1918
Age at death30
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)