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  • Photograph was published on 25th October 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Nottingham
Father: Herbert Baxter, born in 1865 in Nottingham, working as a clerk in the lace industry.Mother: Rose Baxter, born in 1867 at Pegg's Green, Leicestershire. Brother: Herbert worked as a Jacquard cutter and William as an hair dresser. Sisters: Rose, also a Jacquard cutter and Gertrude worked as a lace hand. The family lived at 24 Bertram Street, Queen's Road, Nottingham. Horace later moved to 75 Myddleton Buildings, Islington. He married his wife Lucy Dunn (born 5th July 1890) in 1912 in Nottingham , they lived at 167 Waterway Street, Meadows and later 72 Wilford Grove, Meadows, Nottingham. They had a son John William Arthur born 4th April 1913. His widow was awarded a pension of 16 shillings a week which commenced on 3rd April 1916.
Horace Baxter worked as a lithographic printer.
10 Sep 1915
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Sergeant
7th Bn Essex Regiment
Sergeant Horace Baxter volunteered for service and enlisted at Walthamstow, Essex whilst residing at Leyton Essex , he served with the 7th battalion Essex Regiment and following training at St. Albans, Hertfordshore the battalion sailed for Gallipoli, landing at Suvla Bay on 11/08/1915. Sgt. Baxter was killed in fighting on 10/09/1915. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged)m 25 October 1915: 'Sgt H Baxter, Essex Regiment, 167 Waterway Street, Nottingham, killed in action September 10th aged 25.' In memoriam published 9th September 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- BAXTER. – In loving memory of Sergt. Horace Baxter, killed by sniper, Anzac, September 9th, 1915. – Sorrowing mother, father, sister Gertie, brother Will Ede.” In memoriam published 10th September 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- BAXTER. – In loving memory of our dear son, Sergt. Horace Baxter, killed in action September 9th, 1915; also our old friend, Private George Simpson, died in Egypt September 2nd, 1916. – Mother, father, sister, brother Will (in France).” The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 'Soldiers Died' and the register of the disposal of his personal effects all give the date of death as taking place the following day. The battalion war diary records no casualties on either day. Above in memoriam and information is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 25th October 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Horace Baxter - Photograph was published on 25th October 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • Photograph of the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli upon which Horace Baxter is commemorated courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Horace Baxter - Photograph of the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli upon which Horace Baxter is commemorated courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918