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Alfred William Horton
1888 - 1951

Alfred enlisted on the 29th May 1915 into The Buffs.

He made L/Cpl on 6th October 1915 until 19th January when he reverted back to Private.

On the 9th October 1918 he was in France, where he was gassed and admitted to hospital with 'conjunctivitis, intense
phogophobia and a severe cough and hoarseness and a temperture of 103 degrees'.

On the 12th February 1919 he was passed fit for duty.
On a form dated 12th February 1919 he stated that he had served 12 months in Palestine, 7 months in France
and 10 months cavalry training in England.

He stede also that he had weakness of sight on bright sunny days, caused by being gassed in October 1918. He stated he
was treated in the County of Middlesex War Hospital No 6 V.A.D Hatfied Herts.

A postcard dated 19th October 1921 shows that he was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.

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