Harry Horsey

Private 27425, 13th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, also G/27425 Middlesex Regiment. Enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Died of Wounds 22 June 1917 aged about 21 years. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium .

During the First World War, the village of Lijssenthoek was situated on the main communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields. Close to the Front, but out of the extreme range of most German field artillery, it became a natural place to establish casualty clearing stations. The cemetery was first used by the French 15th Hopital D’Evacuation and in June 1915, it began to be used by casualty clearing stations of the Commonwealth forces. (CWGC)

Born in Penshurst, Kent. Second son of George Horsey of Cook’s Pits, Penshurst, Kent. The 1901 census shows a family of three sons and three daughters. Mother, Jane, died in 1909.

Remembered on the Leigh War Memorial.

Last Updated 26 October 2007