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Peter William Horsfall (Ex Corporal R.G.A.)

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Peter William Horsfall was interred in the family grave 901/902 at Lister Lane Cemetery

 

Monumental Incsription

 

In loving memory of William Henry Dodgson Horsfall, of Heaton Mount, Halifax, who died August 30th 1914, aged 71 years.

Also of Alfred Oswald, son of the above, who died March 28th 1877, aged 14 months.

Also Peter William, (Ex. Corporal R.G.A.) second son of the above and dearly loved husband of Dorothy Horsfall, who died April 14th 1919, aged 34 years.

Also Jane Elizabeth, widow of W.H.D. Horsfall died September 6th 1928, aged 83 years.

Also Lydia Gertrude, second daughter of the above, died May 7th 1930, aged 48 years.

Peter was the son of architect and surveyor, William Henry Dodgson Horsfall. In the 1901 census Peter, aged 16, was recorded as assistant to a merchant. Later, married to Dorothy, and living at 12 Moorlands View, Peter carried on a successful business as a hosier and general outfitter in New Crown Street.

 

He took an active interest in the Halifax and District Fanciers Association, was a member of the Loyal Georgean Society, and connected to St Jude’s church.

 

He served with the Royal Garrison Artiller (R.G.A.), 145th Siege Battery, for about two years, eighteen months of which was spent in France. Demobilised in January of 1919, he was just starting to remodel his business which had been carried on by Dorothy in his absence, when in early April he contracted influenza. This developed into sceptic pneumonia and he passed away at his home, 12 Moorlands View on 14th April 1919 aged 33 years..

 

At the funeral, the Rev. S.W. Scadding took the services both at the house and St Jude’s Church, and performed the last rites at the graveside at Lister Lane Cemetery.

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Sources of biographical information include:

 

The Halifax Courier, dated April 19th, 1919

The Halifax Guardian, dated April 19th, 1919