Occupation: Insurance Clerk, Northern Assurance Ci
Rolls of Honour: Eccleshil Park and St Luke’s; Arras Memorial
Albert Coates Horne
Albert Coates Horne was born in Eccleshill in 1887 the son of William and Betty, nee Mountain.In 1881 William and Betty were living at 19 Stonehall Place with their two children, Mary Ellen and John William. William died in 1891 aged 46 when the family were living at 17 Stonehall Road. Betty died in 1898 aged 53 years and in 1901 the three siblings were living together at 23 Holdsworth Buildings. Albert at 13 years was a confectionery hawker.
By 1911 Albert was living with his brother John and his family at 4 Sherwood Place, Undercliffe and Albert was now an insurance clerk.Albert married Annie Whiteley in 1915 in Bradford. Annie had been born in Bradford in 1889. They had one child Albert born in 1916. At the time of Albert’s enlistment he was working with the Northern Assurance Company at the Bradford Office and his home address was 3 Pelham Terrace.Albert enlisted in February 1917 and became Private 41534 in the
8th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment. He had formerly been Private 34337 in the Leicester Regiment. His Regiment served on the Western Front and it was during the German spring offensive of 1918 that Albert was reported missing from the 28th of March on the first day of the Battle of Arras known as Operation Mars. His brother John advertised in the Daily Telegraph for any information on his whereabouts. Albert was 32 years of age.
Albert is remembered on the Arras Memorial which records the names of 35,492 who fell in the Battles of Arras and who have no known grave.In his Will probated at Wakefield on the 14th November 1918 he left his effects to his widow who received the sum of £374.6.6d. His address was given as 32 Conway Road, Harehills, Leeds.
. Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks