Edward Victor Horder

Surname: Horder
Other names: Edward Victor
Other people in this story:
Robert George Horder
Caroline Elizabeth Horder (nee Meaby)
Edith Mary Attwood
Francis George Horder
Locations in this story:
Horton-cum-Woodlands, Dorset
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Wimborne, Dorset
Halton, Buckinghamshire
Maidstone, Kent
Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Edward Victor Horder was born in Horton-cum-Woodlands, Dorset, on 24 May 1892 and baptised there on 9 Jul 1892 the son of Robert George Horder, a Farm Baliff, and Caroline Elizabeth Horder (nee Meaby).  He lived his early life in the area including Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, until by 1911 he was boarding in Wimborne, Dorset, working as an Ironmonger's Assistant.   He had enlisted on 26 Oct 1915 but no record of which branch of the services can be found.  He had transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 6 Jan 1917 (later the Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) as an Airman Class 3 (Service No. 56978).  It appears he served in the UK only during the war principally at Halton, Burckinghamshire, where he became a Flight Sergeant (Storeman).  He had married Edith Mary Attwood in Maidstone, Kent, on 26 Apr 1919. Following the Armistice had opted to serve with the Occupation Forces in Germany and was not discharged until 23 Feb 1920.  Though no medal records can be found he would have qualified for the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Dudsbury Gardens, Wimborne, Dorset, working as a Commercial Traveller in Veterinary Medicines as well as a Volunteer ARP Warden.  His death was recorded at The Cottage Hospital, Highfield, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, on 7 Oct 1965.  His brother, Francis George Horder, died whilst in service in 1918 from natural causes.


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