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Private Horace George Warren

34472 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment

Son of Mr Charles & Mrs Susanna Warren
Husband of Mary Martha (nee Lawman)

Aged 39 years

Died 18th September 1918

Commemorated at Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon
Grave II. H.17.

Born at Twywell, enlisted at Rushden.
Information from Pete Inns, 2008

Horace George Warren was born 25th July 1879 and baptised at Twywell on 1st August 1880, son of Charles & Susanna Warren. 1891 Census living at Finedon with his sister Alice and her husband Harry Beetson. He enlisted at Rushden. Died at Holnon Wood.
The Rushden Echo Friday 14 September 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Military Tribunal - Medical Re-Examinations Asked For

Some Curious Classifications - County Board's Decisions Challenged

Monday, present: Messrs. T Swindall (Chairman), F Knight, J.P., C Bates, G Miller, J.P., C.A., and C Cross, C.C., with the hon. Clerk (Mr Geo. S Mason).


Horace Warren (39), cultivating 30 poles of allotment, asked for a month's exemption, and said it had been so wet that he could not get his stuff in. He volunteered in 1915, and was rejected, being now passed in class A. - One month (final)

The Rushden Echo Friday 4 October 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden's Casualty List

Unofficial news has reached Rushden, that several more men have fallen in action: Ptes Elmer of 145 Queen street, Rushden; Warren, of Portland road; and T Bridgford, brother of Mrs Burfield of 141 Queen street, but up to the present there is no official confirmation of the distressing intelligence.

Rushden Echo, October 11th, 1918, transcribed by Greville Watson

Rushden’s Casualty List

34472, Pte. Horace Warren, of the Norfolk Regiment, husband of Mrs Warren, of 67, Portland-road, Rushden, is reported by a comrade to have been killed in action.  The late Pte. Warren was 39 years of age, and joined the Colours twelve months ago, going to France in April last.  For 17 years he had worked for Messrs John Cave and Sons Ltd., boot manufacturers, Rushden.  He leaves a widow and an adopted niece to mourn their loss.  Official news of Pte. Warren’s death was received yesterday.

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