Horace Waite (1895-1916)

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Horace Waite

Biography

Horace Waite was born on 7 May 1895, the son of cabinet maker Luther Waiter and his wife Lizzie, and baptised on 23 June 1895.

In 1901, the family were living at 12 Victoria Place, Honley. By 1911, they had moved to Long Lane, Honley.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

WAITE, HORACE. Rifleman. No C/7654. 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Honley. Son of Luther and Lizzie Waite of Ainsgarth, Honley. Educated Almondbury Grammar School. Attended Honley Congregational Church where he was the Band of Hope secretary and a teacher at the Sunday School. Played cricket for the Honley Wesleyan Cricket Club. Worked in the family business in the manufacture of ruling machines. Enlisted 1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, on 15.9.1916 during the attack on Flers at the Battle of the Somme, aged 21. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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