Walter Aiken Horner

2nd Lieutenant Walter Aiken Horner born in 1896 in Widnes

In 1901 The Horner family living 2 Beaconsfield Rd Widnes

In 1911 Walter aged 15 and living with his father William a chemical manufacturer and mother Camilla Sarah and sisters Alice age 18 and Margaret age 13. The family living at 12 Aston Drive Hunts Cross.

According to an article written in The Weekly newspaper April 1st 1915 Lieutenant Walter Aiken Horner died last Wednesday (24th March 1915) died from an attack of pneumonia. aged 19

Lieutenant Walter Aiken Horner of the 15th Kings Liverpool Regiment was interred at Woolton Church (St Peter’s Church Woolton). with full military honours. All the officers and a section of non-commissioned officers and men of the 15th Kings Liverpool Regiment attended.

The firing party commanded by Lieutenant Blake and the bugler sounded The Last Post at the close of the service.

The sevice was conducted by The Rector of Woolton Rev Canon Howson and Rev McCormick of Hunts Cross.

On the coffin was draped the Union Jack and resting on the coffin was Lieutenant Walter Aiken Horner sword and cap.

2nd Lieutenant Walter Aiken Horner is also remembered on the following memorials, St Hilda’s Hunts Cross, Liverpool Cotton Association , Woolton Golf Club, Liverpool College Sefton Park, and St Peter’s C of E Churchyard.

2nd Lieutenant Walter Aiken Horner is remembered with honour Much Woolton(St Peter’s )Churchyard.