Horace Walter Down

Memorial: Downend - Christ Church

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

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

Rank and number: Private 52302

Parents: Walter C and Eliza Mary (Polly) Down (nee Taylor)

Marital status: Single

Home address: Home Address: 5 Gladstone Street, Soundwell, Bristol. Lived: Also at Gladstone street at the time of the 1901 Census.

Pre-war occupation: Scholar on 1911 Census

Date of birth: 1899

Date of death: 15/04/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: No known grave – commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Age: 18

Further information:

Horace's mother Eliza died in 1904 (noted as Polly on the Commonwealth War Graves register), his father remarried in 1910 (Lydia Hall).

Horace served with the 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 and 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.