Other names: Bertie Edwin John
Locations in this story: Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetDonhead St. Mary, WiltshireFarnborough, SurreyRichmond, Surrey
Story: Bertie Edwin John Horder was born in Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29 Jan 1892 and was baptised there on 10 Apr 1892 the son of William Henry Horder, a Gamekeeper, and Emma Jane Horder (nee Trowbridge). He lived his early life in Melbury Abbas until by 1911 the family had moved to Middle Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. He had married Lettie Janet Stilwell at St. Peter's Church, Farnborough, Surrey, on 25 Sep 1915 whilst working in the area as a Waiter. He had enlisted and joined the Army Service Corps as a Private (later Acting Corporal) (Service No. M2/182056). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in the Royal Star and Garter Homes (for disabled ex-servicemen), Richmond, Surrey, His death was recorded in Richmond on 7 Feb 1962 and his name appears on the Star and Garter Memorial. His brothers, Edward Francis Horder and Percy George Horder, also served in the conflict.