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Horsley, Bernard
1890 - 1919


  • Enlisted:
  • at Kettering on 01 Nov 1915. Aged 25y 9m
  • Description:
  • height 5ft 8¼in; chest 38in; marks Slight overlapping of second toe on left foot.
  • Occupation:
  • Shoe Hand
  • Address:
  • 32 Regent St, Kettering
  • Next of kin:
  • (father) Samuel Horsley, 11 Havelock St, Desborough

Service history

02 Nov 1915Posted to 3rd Northamptonshire Regiment (22397)
06 Nov 1915Officer i/c Records No. 9 District asked whether Horsley was a married man as he had answered 'Yes' to question 6 on the attestation, but the next of kin was shown as 'father'
12 Nov 1915C.O. 1 Coy, 3rd Northamptonshire Regt responded 'Pte Horsley is a married man, but separated from his wife, who is living with another man. Not wishing his wife to benefit in the event of his death, he nominated his father as his next of kin.'
07 Jan 1916Discharged. Medically Unfit. Valvular disease of the heart (VDH). Strood, Kent

Awarded Silver Badge, 21 Jul 1917


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