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Ilkeston
He was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Hartshorn of 19 Derby Street Beeston Nottingham and the brother of Ernest, Samuel (killed in action 10/2/1917) and Frank Hartshorn. In 1914 Horace married Emily Hopkins at Mansfield. His effects of £5/2s/1d were sent to his widow.
In 1911 he was a wood worker.
28 Jun 1917
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Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Horace Hartshorrn enlisted in 1916, possibly as a conscript. During June 1917, the battalion spent much of its time quartered in the cavalry barracks, Ypres which was constantly shelled by the enemy. The battalion was deemed to have 'got off lightly' with 10 killed or dying of wounds and 53 wounded. Horace died of wounds and been buried nearby. At some point his grave was lost and his name was added to the Menin Gate Panel 39 and 41.
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  • Photo  by John Morse
    Horace Hartshorn name on Menin Gate Memorial - Photo by John Morse