World War I
Herbert Horsley

Herbert Horsley was born in Halstead Essex and was living in Margaretting when he enlisted in Warley and went into the 11th Service Batt Essex regiment, service number 16483
Herbert died of wounds 27th September 1915 whilst on the Western Front at the battle of Loos and is buried in Chocques military cemetery. Chocques was occupied by Commonwealth forces from the late autumn of 1914 to the end of the war. The village was at one time the headquarters of I Corps and from January 1915 to April 1918, No 1 Casualty Clearing Station was posted there. Most of the burials from this period are of casualties who died at the clearing station from wounds received at the Bethune front.
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