With thanks to Margaret Gillingwater for the Photograph of Horace’s grave at St Peters Church, Fairfield.
Also remembered on the Gravestone is Joseph William Mycock Pt 24758 RAMC brother of Horace.
Service: Enlisted 10th September 1914 – 6th February 1919. Embarked for France on SS ‘Connaught’ 24th July 1915 from Southampton arrived in Le Harve the next day
Horace’s occupation as a Shoe-makers apprentice was put to good use, and he earned 1s per day working as a Shoemaker from the 4th September 1915 onwards. On the 12th February 1916 Horace was admitted to his own 62nd Field Ambulance suffering from Diarrhea & Vomiting remaining in hospital for 7 days. On the 4th May 1917 Horace was awarded his first Good Conduct Badge.
Born: 1893 A/M/J Qtr Caernarvonshire Wales. (Llandudno). His parents were Matthew and Frances Mycock. Horrace had three younger brothers, Frederick Arthur, and Joseph William both born in Fairfield and Charles Henry. Horace’s brother Joseph William was born on 6th November 1896, Joseph started School on 2nd December 1901 @ North Road School. When Joseph stared school the family were living at Brook House Lodge. (Joseph died in 1936 aged 39yrs from the effects of WW1 18yrs after the war had ended). Not long after Joseph started school in 1901 the family moved to Southwick Park Lodge, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and were employed by John M. Gratrix.
1911 Census: Living at 7 Kings Road, Fairfield. Occupation: Shoemakers Apprentice with his family which now included two more boy’s Jack Mellor & Dick Stanley.
Horace was ill with an upset stomach from 12th – 18th February 1916. During the War he received 4 lots of ‘Leave’ 15/1/1917 10 day’s, 17 – 30/1/1918, 31/8 – 9/9/1918, last leave 28/12 – 11/1/1919 during which time he was de-mobbed. He returned home still suffering ill health, he died at home on Kings Road, Fairfield.
Death: 3rd November 1919. Probate: 13th January 1920.
Probate: Horace Mycock