Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
14/07/1884
Geburtsort:
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Bricklayer

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Gunner
Dienstnummer:
152866
Einberufung ort:
Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, 50th Bty.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
24/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Casualty Clearing Station, Proven, Belgien
Todesursache:
Verwundet
Alter:
33

Begräbnisplatz

Mendinghem Military Cemetery
Grabstelle: VII
Reihe: F
Grab: 38

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

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Meine Geschichte

Gunner Horace Duke - a thirty-three-year-old bricklayer from Doncaster, Yorkshire – died during the Battle of Passchendaele. He served in the 50th Battery of the 34th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

On 4 October 1917 it was decided that the 34th Brigade had to move its guns to new positions to the southeast of the village of Langemark, near a group of ruined buildings dubbed: Dog Houses, Rat House, Cat House, Snipe House and Grouse Farm. The next following days the men worked on preparing their new forward positions in dreadful circumstances. The roads and the ground were in a terrible condition, due to the rain and continuous shellfire. All Batteries were up and active again on 9 October.

The new positions of the Brigade along the Langemark - Zonnebeke Road were known to the German artillery and shelling was a daily reality. During the night of 18 and 19 October all Battery positions were targeted. Two guns of the 70th Battery were knocked out and several ammunition dumps were destroyed. The 50th Battery took the full brunt and was relieved on the 19th after suffering heavy casualties.

Horace was wounded in the days running up to the 24th of October 1917, when he succumbed to his wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station near the village of Proven. He left behind his wife Gertrude and his six-year-old daughter, Linda. Horace was laid to rest in Mendinghem Military Cemetery.

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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/
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British army ancestors
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/437357/duke,-horace/
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Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/?domain=www.1914-1918.net
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War Diary
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