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4149: Squire Lawrence Horsman

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posted on 2024-01-16, 17:20 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Squire Lawrence Horsman (who was not a squire - this was his name) was a pupil at Bradford Grammar School he joined the 6th West Yorkshires. He was only 18 when he went to France. He was wounded in the thigh on 9/9/1916 at Sunken Road on the Somme when his revolver went off in his pocket after the revolver was hit by shrapnel. He was evacuated to hospital - the wound was left open to drain. He convalesced in Oxford, possibly at St John's College. He did a musketry course at Clipstone Camp possibly training others. He was commissioned in 1917. He became a pilot on 22/1/1918. He flew his first sortie into France on an observer aircraft on 25/7/1918. At one point he was shot down after being attacked by 5 Fockers. He survived but his plane was full of bullet holes and unusable.

After the war he was offered his old job back in a solicitor's office. He declined and became a mill engineer working at Lister Mill, Bradford.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Anon

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Squire Lawrence Horsman

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1918

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

France

Object(s)

Commission paperwork, flying log, aerial photographs, Home Guard certificate and photo.

Community Collection Day

City Hall, Bradford (02/02/19)

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