Other names: Horace James
Locations in this story: Pamber, HampshireEast Oakley, Worting, HampshireBerwick St John, WiltshireEgyptTisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Horace James Follett was born in Pamber, Hampshire, on 31 Aug 1893 the son of William Follett and Elizabeth Follett (nee Franklin). He spent some of his early life at Home Farm, East Oakley, Worting, Hampshire, until his family had moved to Easton Farm, Berwick St John, Wiltshire by 1911. He had enlisted with the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 1504). He served in Egypt from 22 Oct 1915 where his Unit became part of the Corps of Hussars (New Service No. 230753). Whilst abroad he had suffered from malaria for which he received a short-lived pension. He was discharged on 20 Apr 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Winifred Marian Arnold in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registration area during 1922. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Chapel Farm, Water Street, Berwick St John, Wiltshire, described as a Dairy Farmer. At the time of his death on 8 Apr 1975 he had moved to The Rosery, Berwick St John. His brother, George Follett, had also served but was killed in action.