Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 5.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 26 July 1915, and was presumed killed or died of wounds received in action during the Battle of Arras, an unsuccessful attack on Cherisy. Unfortunately, Horace’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Elizabeth TAYLOR (formerly HARDING, nee HARRIS) and the late Walter HARDING.
His parents married 10 January 1883 at St Mary’s, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Walter possibly died 1890 in the Bedminster, Somerset, district aged 33. Elizabeth remarried 20 November 1897 at St Paul’s, Hemel Hempstead to Henry TAYLOR, and died 1943 in the Hemel Hempstead district aged 80.
Horace was born 1886 in Hemel Hempstead, and baptised 8 October 1886 at St Mary’s, Hemel Hempstead. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 4 he lived in Hemel Hempstead, with his HARRIS grandmother. On the 1901 Census, a mineral water van boy aged 15, he lived in Watford, with his mother and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
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