crud57 Posted 9 November , 2013 Share Posted 9 November , 2013 On behalf of Horley Town Council I am researching the details of 122 men who died in WW1 and are named on Horley's War Memorial. I have completed 120 of them but have drawn a blank with 2 men. I know from numerous looks at this site as a visitor that your members include some very knowledgeable people who have greater skills than I do at this kind of research - and hopefully access to more extensive databases. The two men who we cannot trace and link with Horley are Frank Cooper and Frank Mills (no middle names). they should have a clear link to the Town as the War memorial Committee specified this when pruning their list before sending the final names to be inscribed to the builders in August 1921. They also published a Roll of Honour when the Memorial was unveiled in February 1922; Frank Cooper does not appear on this though Frank Mills does although no unit is given for him as it is for most men. At about the same time a plaque (including some additional men and excluding others on the war memorial) was put up in our parish church, St Bartholomews, and both men are listed on it - no units are included on this plaque. I have tried to work my way through the lists on Ancestry and the CWGC website but cannot connect any likely men with Horley. I can hear some of you saying "I bet I could trace them!".....please try for us so that this worthwhile project can be completed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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