Private Edward Horsler

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

15 Sep 1916

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Guillemont Rd Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Edward was the second son of George and Ann Horsler of Great Bramingham who had seven sons serving on the Western Front. Three brothers, including Edward, were killed and two were wounded.

Edward was married with five children and when he was drafted to France two of his brothers who were with him at the Ampthill training camp offered unsuccessfully to take his place. He was killed in action on the Somme in September 1916 and is buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery in France. He is named on the Sundon Village War Memorial.

Prior to enlistment Edward was horsekeeper to Mr Farr, of Streatley. His father was employed by Mr Cooke, of Great Bramingham, and his brothers were also farm hands.

Individual Location

Author: HillC

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