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Old 01-04-18, 05:17 AM
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Default Corporal Henry William Alexander - 3rd (Kings Own) Hussars

Corporal Henry William Alexander - 3rd (Kings Own) Hussars.

Henry was born in about 1883 in the St. Giles District of the West End of London.

In 1907 at Wetherby, Henry married Miss Evelyn Coulbeck, a native of Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Henry enlisted in the Hussars when less than 19 years of age. Serving in the Boer War, his decorations included the South African Medal with the Clasps, 'Transvaal,' 'Orange Free State' and 'South Africa.' Henry was discharged from the service in 1913 and then re-enlisted on the outbreak of the War, however, he was not to be posted to the Western Front until 1915.

He was Killed in Action on 26th March 1918, age 36. Unfortunately, Henry's body, like those of his four comrades who were killed in the actions of the 26th, could not be identified. All are now commemorated on Panel Number 3 of the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
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Lovely big badges, the wretched Kaiserschlacht destroyed the future for so many allied soldiers, thank heavens it fizzled out, but, sadly not before it had inflicted all those casualties.
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Do my eyes deceive me 👀 is he wearing an prancing horse Nco Armbadge

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Do my eyes deceive me 👀 is he wearing an prancing horse Nco Armbadge

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It looks like he might be. Hard to tell as the image isn't the best resolution for zooming in.

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