From Hoole History and Heritage Society

HORNER, William A.

Regiment: 8 Bn Ox & Bucks Light Infantry

Rank: Corporal

Number: 28066

Died: 3 November 1918


Buried/Memorial: Taranto Town Cemetery Italy

Address: Vicarage Road, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 7 December 1918


Much regret will be felt locally at the sad news of the death of a soldier son of Mr and Mrs Horner, formerly of Vicarage Road, Hoole and now of Milngavie, Dumbartonshire. Their elder son, William, after two years Army service in Italy was coming home to train for a commission when he fell victim at sea to influenza and died within a week of reaching England. He was only about 20 years of age. Deep sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives who were well known and much respected during their residence in Hoole. Mr Horner, senior, was for a considerable time organist of City Road Presbyterian Church.