Ray Horner

First Name: 
Middle Name: 
Last Name: 
Mother's Name: 
Emma Horner nee Ferguson
Father's Name: 
Henry Horner
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, March 22, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Rank at Discharge: 
13th Battalion
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, December 1, 1965
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, NSW

Ray Horner (Service No 6265) was born in Sydney in 1897.

Ray enlisted in Kiama, NSW when he was 19 years old; he was single, worked as a farmer and lived at nearby Jamberoo.  He had served 1 year with the Senior Cadets.

Ray embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A14 Euripides with 13th Battalion,  20th Reinforcement on 9th September 1916.  He arrived in England on 26th October 1916 and joined 13th Battalion in France on 22nd December 1916.

On 4th February 1917 Ray was wounded in action and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a serious gun shot wound to his head.  After recovering he was transferred to Australian Army Medical Details on 14th June 1917.  He joined 14th Field Ambulance in France on 23rd December 1917.

While in England Ray married Sarah Evans in Essex on 14th October 1917.

He was invalided home to Australia in April 1919 and discharged from the AIF, medically unfit due to debility, on 24th June 1919.

Ray died in Wollongong in 1965; his service is commemorated on the Jamberoo Uniting Church Roll of Honor.

NAA: B2455, HORNER R 6265

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