Biography of Sergeant Horace Brighton (9100)
2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusilliers
Died 26th August 1914


  • Name: Horace Brighton
    Date of birth: 1888
    Place of Birth: Horsington, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1888
    Place of Birth Registration: Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Henry Brighton
  • DOB: 1864
  • Place of Birth: Shouldham Thorpe, Norfolk, England
  • Occupation: Police constable


  • Name: Elizabeth Stennett
  • DOB: 1866
  • Place Of Birth: Carlton Scroop, Lincolnshire, Engand
  • Marriage: 1888 Newark District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Horace Brighton, 1888, Horsington
  • Harry Brighton, 1890, Marston
  • Hilda Brighton, 1891, Horsington
  • Cecil Brighton, 1893, Horsington
  • May Brighton, 1897, Bilingbroke
  • Leslie Brighton, 1898, Billingbroke
  • Katherine Brighton, 1900, Bilingbroke


  • 1891: Unknown
  • 1901: Horace is living with his parents in Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Horace is living with as a Lance Corporal at Aldershot Barrocks. The census gives him an age of 22.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Horace has been found and we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Serjeant ,9100, 2nd Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimwnt was killed in action on 26th August 1914 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Father Henry


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 14 Star


  • UK:
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Serjeant Horace Brighton, 9100, 2nd Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regiment who died on 26 August 1914 Age 26
  • Son of Henry and E. Brighton, of 71, Abbey Rd., Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with Honour, La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Spilsby


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission