war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.
9 years with the Colours and 9 years in the Reserve.
Attestation of-
9451- Horace Brightmore Worcestershire Regt.
Name Horace Brightmore.
Parish - West Ham.
County - Essex.
Trade Electrical Store Keeper.
Declared age 18 years 6 months.
Do you now belong to the Army, the Marines, the Militia, - Yes 5 Rifle Brigade.
30th September 1905.
Tattoo clasped hands over heart, true love, front of right arm.
Extended his services to complete 19 years.
Qualified as Instructor in Physical Training 31/8/09.  Certificate no. 947.
Re Qualified as an Instructor in Army System of Physical Training at Astor 30/6/13.
Promoted Corp. 13-11-07.
Promoted Sgt. 7-1-14.
Killed in Action at Hooge 20-6-15 with the Expd. Force, France.
Wounded Bullet Wound L. hand 22/10/14 L eye. 10/5/15..
Next of kin Father - John George 148, Abbey Rd. West Ham. Mother - Alice.
Will you please note any articles of private property belonging to the late No. 9451. Sgt. Horace Brightmore, 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, should be despatched to: - Miss Cassandra Louise Gilbert, 14, Market Street, Dover, Kent.
Brother - J. G. Brightmore.


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