Robert William HORE DSO, MID**

HORE, Robert William

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 2 September 1915
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Talgarno, Victoria, Australia , 21 November 1886
Home Town: Albury, Albury Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Albury Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Auctioneer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 9 October 1918, aged 31 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
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Memorials: Albury Grammar School Honour Roll, Baulkham Hills William Thompson Masonic School War Memorial, Sydney United Grand Lodge Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
7 Nov 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches
7 Apr 1918: Honoured Mention in Dispatches
4 Jun 1918: Honoured Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
9 Oct 1918: Involvement Major, 4th Field Artillery Brigade

Robert Wiiliam Hore

He was born in 1886 to Oliver and Jane Hore.He was educated at Albury Grammar school and was the brother of my late Grandmother Vera Davies. Robert's wife died prior to he enlisting for the war however they had a young son,Bryce.I think Bryce was only about 3 years old when his dad went off to war.Unfortunately he was to become an orphan after the death of Robert in the war.He was subsequently brought up by my grandmother ,Vera. Robert Hore moved up the ranks to become a major in the AIF 10th battery 4th brigade field artillery.He was mentioned in dispatches on several occasions and he received the DSO during operations in the Ypres salient for conspicuous devotion to duty and gallantry whilst commanding his battery.
Prior to going to war Robert was an auctioneer in Albury,a profession which many of his ancestors followed after him.Bryce became a farmer at Lockhart in NSW and passed away some years ago.He was married to Mary, a nursing sister in Lockhat and they had no children.Robert died of his wounds in Rouen, France and is buried in the St. Sever cemetery there.

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