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Alfred Raymond Horner

HORNER, Alfred Raymond

Alfred Raymond Horner was born in 1899 in Islington, London to Joseph Horner and Beatrice Cordelia Winders. He was the youngest of their four children. Joseph’s occupation at his marriage in 1889 was ‘Warehouseman’, in the 1901 census he was a ‘Shop Keeper (Furniture)’ and in 1911 he was a ‘Clerk Delivery’. By 1911 the family had moved a short distance from Islington to Stoke Newington.

Alfred Horner enlisted at Stratford giving his residence as Upper Clapton, all in the same part of London. He was with the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) and in October 1918 was with the 2/3rd Regiment which moved to Ireland in May 1918. Presumably returning home on leave on the 10th of October he travelled on RMS Leinster with another Private from his regiment, Frederick Laws. Neither survived the sinking but their bodies were recovered and they were buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin.

Alfred Ray Horner’s name is recorded in the Islington Book of Remembrance.




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