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Horace Postans

Private 41243 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment
Died 16 June 1918 aged 19
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, Nord, France where his gravestone is inscribed "He answered his country's call"

Horace Postans was born in Ash in 25 February 1899 and was baptised at St Peterís Church 25 March 1899, the son of Thomas and Louisa Postans.

The 1901 census records that the family lived in 1 Fern Cottages. Thomas was a general labourer and their children were Ernest, Harry, Minnie, Horace and Charles. Horace Postans attended Ash Street National School for a month in 1910 when he was living with Mrs Lamport at 5 Stanley Villas Shawfield. The 1911 census records that the family had moved to Camberwell.

He was deemed to have enlisted 20 February 1917, and signed his forms in Guildford 18 April 1917 with the 17th Training Reserve Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment (TRB/54119), and was a carman and gave his address as 5 Stanley Villas, Shawfield, Ash. He transferred to 3rd Bedfordshire Regiment (49077). He transferred to the Norfolk Regiment on 15 February 1918 and went to the front on 20 February. He was wounded in action 16 June.

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