Samuel Horton

First Name: 
Samuel
Last Name: 
Horton
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, May 31, 1891
Mother's Name: 
Jane Horton nee Boffey
Father's Name: 
James Horton
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, July 18, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, September 18, 1923
Place of Death: 
Albion Park, N.S.W.
Cause of Death: 
Complications following appendicitis
Details: 

Samuel Horton (Service No 2410) was born in Cheshire, England and emigrated to Australia.

When Samuel enlisted at the age of 25, he was single, and worked as a farmer at Albion Park, N.S.W.

Samuel embarked from Sydney on HMAT A32 Themistocles with 5th Reinforcements, 19th Battalion on 5th October 1915.  Soon after arriving in Egypt, on 29th December,  he was admitted to hospital sick but discharged on 3rd January 1916.

Samuel arrived in France on 25th March 1916.  On 28 April Samuel was admitted to hopsital, sick and on 3 May admitted to 26th General Hospital, France with appendicits and on 15 May he was sent to England to be admitted to hospital in London for treatment.  Samuel was transferred to a number of hospitals in England between 29 May & 9 Aug 1916 when he was transferred to the 5th Trig Battalion in England.

Samuel was sent to France on 22 Sep 1916 and was transferred to 19th Battalion on 24 November.

On two occasions in 1917 Samuel was granted Leave to UK.  During his time in England Samuel married Jane Barnard in Cheshire.

On 16th September 1918 Samuel was promoted to Corporal, and on 11th October 1918 he was transferred to 20th Battalion.

On 29 January 1919 Samuel marched out to England from France, and on 31 Jan 1919 he joined the 3rd Trig Brigade in England.  

Samuel returned to Australia with his wife in July 1919.  He was discharged from the AIF at Sydney on 25 Oct 1919.  

Samuel settled back into farming in the Albion Park area with his wife and children.  

In September 1923 Samuel was back in hospital with problems, again with problems with his appendix.  Samuel eventually died from complications after having his appendix removed.

Samuel's service is commemorated on the Albion Park Anglican Church 1914-1919 Honour Roll.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HORTON S 2410

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