Horace Roy Stiff

Memorial: Frampton Cotterell - St. Peter’s Church

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Sergeant 11195

Parents: William Edmund and Cecilia Rebecca Stiff

Pre-war occupation: Blacksmith in 1911

Date of birth: 1894

Place of birth: Frampton Cotterell, Bristol

Date of death: 18/12/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: St. Peter's Churchyard, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol

Age: 23

Further information:

Horace Roy Stiff was born in 1894 in Frampton Cotterell. His parents were William Edmund and Cecilia Rebecca Stiff. He was brother to Cecil Garnet, Ruby, Charles and Victor. Their father was born in Bristol and worked as a carpenter at the colliery in 1901 and as a wheelwright in 1911. Their mother had died by 1901.
Horace was working as a blacksmith in 1911.

Horace served with the 61st Battery of the Royal Field Artillery and he became a sergeant. He died on the 18th December 1917 at the age of 23. Horace was repatriated prior to death. He died of rheumatic fever. His death was recorded at Steyning near Brighton (GRO Ref. Dec Qtr 1917 Steyning 2b 339). Horace was awarded the British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star medals.

Horace's brother Cecil Garnett also died in the war.

Horace is buried in the churchyard of St Peter’s Church in Frampton Cotterell, north-east of the church. Horace is remembered on both the Frampton Cotterell War Memorials and on the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre, under Frampton Cotterell.

Horace's brother, Cecil Garnet Stiff also died and is remembered on the Frampton Cotterell War Memorial.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre, Forces War Records and Glosgen.co.uk