Other names: Frederick Harold
Locations in this story: Bath, SomersetAxbridge, SomersetShaftesbury, DorsetPotchefstroom, South AfricaEgyptFrance & FlandersEast London, South AfricaSouthampton, Hampshire
Story: Frederick Harold Horton was born in Bath, Somerset, in 1896 the son of John Horton and Kate Horton. He spent most of his early life in Axbridge, Somerset. He received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Prior to the outbreak of war he had moved to South Africa and it was there on the 11 Aug 1915 at Potchefstroom he enlisted with the South African Infantry as a Private (Service No 596). He was attached to the 2nd Battalion District Depot and saw service in Egypt as well as France and Flanders and was wounded twice in this time. He finally was discharged on 7 Oct 1918 as being medically unfit for further service due to a gun shot wound in the left foot and received a 20% pension. He was in the UK at the time living in Southampton but emigrated again leaving on the SS Edinburgh Castle bound for East London, South Africa, on 10 Jul 1936. No other information has been found for this person.