Norman Horncastle (c.1894-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

HORNCASTLE, NORMAN. Private. No 41484. 26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 19664 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Emley. Son of Joe and Sarah H. Horncastle, 20 Royds Street, Marsden. Employed as a spinner at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Was a member of the Wesleyan Adult Bible Class and the Marsden Liberal Club. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France in July, 1916. Killed in action, 15.10.1917, whilst acting as a stretcher-bearer. He was 23 years of age. Buried CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, LANGEMARCK, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row K, Grave 3.
ROH:- Marsden Liberal Club; Marsden War Memorial.

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