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World War I
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In Memory of
Private Horace George Fossey

2nd Battalion, Royal sussex Regiment
who died aged 22 years
Thursday 17th October, 1918

Horace Fossey

Born: Husborne Crawley

Killed in action: Western Front, France
Entry in the National Roll of the Great War

He joined in November 1914 and after the completion of his training served on important duties with his unit until 1916, when he was drafted to the Western Front. He took part in many severe engagements, including those at Loos and Le Cateau, where he was killed in action while serving with a machine-gun unit in October 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals"
News has reached Mrs fossey on Tuesday that Horace, her only son, had been killed in France. Writing on the 18th inst. his Officer stated that while working a machine gun the previous day, he had been shot by a German sniper. He expressed the sincere regret of officers and men, who held the gallant young fellow in high esteem. He was being buried that day.

Horace Fossey was a bright, intelligent fellow, and before enlistment he worked for Mr C. P. Hall at the Park Farm. He volunteered in November 1914, joining the Beds. Regiment and has spent two years in France. He had taken part in numerous engagements, and had once been gassed. He was expecting to leave France for his leave this next week or two.

His mother is a widow and much sympathy is felt for her and the family. He was 22 years of age.
War Grave:
Busigny Communal Cemetry Extension, Nord, France
Grave Number: III. B. 20.