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Horace Latham was born in 1898 in Old Basford and was the son of Henry Luke Latham, a brush maker, and Eliza Ann Latham née Cox. His father Henry Luke was born in 1851 in Old Basford and his mother Eliza Ann Cox was born in 1853 also in Old Basford. They were married in 1872 in Radford and went on to have 12 children sadly 7 of whom died in infancy or early childhood. Their surviving children were all born in Old Basford and were: Eliza Ann b1878, Harry b1881, Ethel b1888, William b1892 and Horace b1898 In the 1911 census the family are living at 2 Queen Square, Queen Street, Old Basford, Nottingham, and were shown as Henry Luke 60 yrs a brush maker who is living with his wife 58 yrs and their children William 18 yrs a coal miner, Horace 13 yrs and their married daughter Ethel Deverine 23 yrs an upholsterer and their granddaughter Nora Deverine 3 yrs.
09 Apr 1917
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2nd Bn The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment)
Private Horace Latham, enlisted at Nottingham and initially served with service number 55726 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment before transferring with service number 32058 to the Lincolnshire Regiment. It was whilst he was serving with the 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment that he died of wounds on 9th April 1917. He is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux (grave ref I.A.7).
His elder brother Harry Latham also served during the Great War; he served in the 12th battalion Sherwood Foresters and was killed in action on 5th July 1916. Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 23 April 1917: 'Latham. Died of wounds April 9th. Private Horace Latham, Wiltshire Regiment. Mother, brother Harry, sister Ellen, brother Bill, sister Lily, sister Eliza.' In memoriam published 9th April 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “LATHAM. – In loving memory of Pte. Horace Latham, who died of wounds received in action April 9th, 1917. A loving son, a faithful friend, one of the best that God could send. – Ever loving mother and daughters. “LATHAM. – In loving memory of Pte. Horace Latham,Wiltshires, killed in action April 9th, 1917. – Brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. William Latham, Basford.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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