Longton, Horace –

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Longton, of 11, Bradford Road, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. “Whilst playing football with the Royal Engineers in a match against the Black Watch, he was accidentally kicked in the back and died, as a result of the injury, on August 14th.” (BJ&G)

Personal details

  • Surname: Longton
  • Forename: Horace
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Great Lever, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 18
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: August 14th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Sapper
  • Unit: 405th Field Company.
  • Service number: 263307
  • Regiment: Royal Engineers
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 07/09/1917 14/09/1917 07/12/1917
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 4g 6c/d* S10*
  • Bolton Chronicle: 14/09/1917

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