Other names: Francis George
Locations in this story: Horton-cum-Woodlands, DorsetTollard Royal, WiltshireTarrant Monkton, Blandford, DorsetWimborne, Dorset
Story: Francis George Horder was born in Horton-cum-Woodlands, Dorset, in 1887 and baptised there on 15 Sep 1887 the son of Robert George Horder, a Farm baliff, and Caroline Elizabeth Horder (nee Meaby). He had lived his early life in Horton as well as Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, He had enlisted on 30 Dec1914 with the Royal Flying Corps (later the Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) as an Airman Class 2 (eventually becoming a Corporal) (Service No. 2669). He was employed as a Motor Cyclist and served in France and Flanders from 21 Apr 1917 to 15 Dec 1917. He had been admitted to Hospital (latterly the RAF Hospital at Tarrant Monkton, Blandford, Dorset,) where he died on 26 May 1918 due to a cerebral abcess. He was buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery, Wimborne, Dorset, (WGC Grave Ref. C. 6. 5072) He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His brother, Edward Victor Horder, also served in the conflict.