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Gunner 1210 John William Hornbuckle

18th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery
Died of Wounds,  2nd Australian Hospital, France and Flanders, 3rd December 1917, aged 25

  • Buried: Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 9.J.34
  • Awarded: British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of William and Jane Elizabeth Hornbuckle [nee Exon]
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Nuneaton WW1 Other Regiments | Stockingford

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  • Born 24 Jul 1893 at South Wigston, Leicester
  • Attended Stockingford School [1903]
  • Lived at 83 Kirkdale Road, Wigston Magna [1901]
  • Lived at 55 Webb Street, Nuneaton [1903 to 1914]
  • Employed as a Coal Miner / Hewer at Tunnel Colliery [1911]
  • Enlisted on 1 Sep 1914 at Nuneaton. Arrived in Eygpt Theatre 2 Jul 1915. Arrived in France 22 Mar 1916
  • July 1915 was wounded at Chocolate Hill, Turkey and was hospitalised in Egypt until after Christmas 1915
  • 13 May 1917 injured at Monchy, France and Flanders and was hospitalised at Cardiff and then Coytrehen Park Hospital, Tondu, S Wales
  • Returned to France on 1 Nov 1917 but on 20th was Gassed and Wounded and died on 3 Dec 1917

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