Horn, J B or B J
JOSEPH BENJAMIN or BENJAMIN JOSEPH HORN
Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot H, Row 2, Grave 788.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 10775 Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died in Watford. Unfortunately, Joseph’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Joseph in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 16 November 1918.
Son of Harry/Henry James and the late Harriet (nee MARLBOROUGH) HORN; husband of Daisy Mary (nee COOK) HORN.
His parents married 29 August 1887 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts. Harriet died 1905 in Oxhey aged 39, and was buried 29 July at St James’, Bushey, Herts. Harry remarried 1925 in the Watford district to Elizabeth HEARNE; he died 1943 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 24 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Elizabeth died 1944 in the Watford district aged 78.
Joseph was born 1891 in Bushey, and baptised 11 September 1891 at St James’, Bushey. He married 27 December 1915 at Christ Church, Watford, and was buried 16 November. Daisy never remarried, and died 15 March 1977 in Watford aged 86.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a hall boy at hotel aged 19, he was a boarder in Oxhey.
Unit(trans to Labour Corps)
Date of death11/11/1918
Age at death27
Place of death
NotesRecorded as serving in the Royal Welch Fusiliers in the Borough Roll of Honour (a former regiment)
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