Brighton (Extra Mural) Borough Cemetery

Location:  Lewes Road, Brighton Grid Reference:   
Visited:   January 2004 "Cheltonians" buried in this Cemetery:   1
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"Cheltonians" buried in this Cemetery

Captain Hugh Langton HORNBY, MC, 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, is buried in Plot 39152.   He was severely wounded at the Battle of Messines in Belgium on 6th June 1917, being awarded a Military Cross for gallantry in action during the battle.   He was evacuated to UK and eventually died of his wounds on 5th June 1918, aged 23, whilst a patient of the Herbert Samuelson Hospital, Sussex Square, Brighton.   He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.

His brother, Lt Joseph Henry Hornby, Royal Engineers, was killed in action in France on 7th November 1918, just a few days before the Armistice.   The inscription on the front kerb of the grave says "They were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in death were not divided".

The brothers resided at "Lindela", Pilford Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham.

Notes:

1.   Photograph by kind permission of Sue Light and Janet Gittins.

 

Page last updated: 2nd August 2013

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