[Skip to content]



  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Charles Archer Horton in Basford Cemetery. Photo taken by Peter Gillings
Person Details
Lea, Lincolnshire
Charles Archer Horton was born in 1880 in Lea, Lincolnshire and was the son of the late John Horton a blacksmith and Sarah Horton, née Cuthbert of 406, Berridge Rd., Hyson Green, Nottingham. His father John was born in 1848 in Lea, Lincolnshire and his mother Sarah Cuthbert was born in 1851 in Louth, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1877 in Louth Lincolnshire and went on to have 5 children, John Henry b1879 Elkington, Lincs, Charles b1880 Lea, Edmund b1882 Louth, George b1884 Louth and Jonas b1886 Louth. His father John died in 1908 in Nottingham he was 59 yrs of age. In the 1911 census the family are living at 406 Berridge Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham and are shown as Sarah 60 yrs a widow, she is living with her sons Edmund 29 yrs a commercial traveller, George 27 yrs a blacksmith and Jonas 25 yrs an army reservist. Charles married his wife Gertrude Mary Sharpe (born 7th June 1877 ) in 1905 in Nottingham and they went on to have 3 children Norah Gertrude born 7th November 1905, Charles born 27th October 1910 and Francis Joseph born 14th February 1912 all were born in Basford. In the 1911 census the family are shown living at 413 Berridge Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham and are shown as Charles Archer Horton 31 yrs a blacksmith, he is living with his wife Gertrude Mary 33 yrs and their children Norah Gertrude 5 yrs and Charles 3 months. The family later lived at 310 Radford Road, Radford, Nottingham. Following Chalres death his widow Gertrude was awarded a pension of 33 shillings and 4 pence a week which commenced on 16th September 1918.
He was a blacksmith in 1911
15 Mar 1918
38
2750667 - CWGC Website
M/334769
Private
108th MT Coy Royal Army Service Corps
Private Charles Horton enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 108th motor transport company of the Army Service Corps .He died of septic peritonitis in the West London Hospital, Hammersmith, on 15th March 1918. He is buried in Nottingham (New Basford) Cemetery.
His brother Lance Corporal Jonas Willians Horton, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, he died in German hands on 10th April 1915. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Menin Gate. Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 18 March 1918: 'Horton. On March 15th at military hospital, Charles Horton, husband of Gertrude Horton, of 310 Radford Road, Interred Basford Cemetery.'
Remembered on

Photos

  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Charles Archer Horton in Basford Cemetery. Photo taken by Peter Gillings
    Charles Archer Horton - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Charles Archer Horton in Basford Cemetery. Photo taken by Peter Gillings