HORTON, Alan Moncrieff, 766970, Private.
“C” Company, 28th (County of London) Battalion, (Artists’ Rifles)
He was born in 1899 at Darlaston the only son of Nathan and Emma Horton.
He enlisted at Walsall.
He was killed in action on the 27th August 1918 aged 19.
He is buried in Plot XI. L. 5. Of the A. I. F. Burial Ground, Flers, France.
His parent’s had the following inscribed on his headstone;
“OUR ONLY BELOVED SON”
Alan was entitled to the War Medal and the Victory Medal.
From the 1911 census we see that the family were living at ‘Ivydene, 24b, Pinfold St Darlaston. (this is where Alan had been born in 1899)
Nathan Horton. H (54)
Emma Horton. W (53)
Florence Mabel. D (21)
Nellie Horton. D (19)
Alan Moncrieff Horton. S (11) School.
Alan was originally buried in, the small, North Road Cemetery, Flers alongside 6 of his comrades from the Artists’ Rifles all killed on the same day.
They were later exhumed and reburied in their present graves.