Horace Moulds.

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AUGUST 12TH 1916  =  Fired To The Last = Private Horace Moulds,1st Northamptonshire, Fletton, was killed in the recent fighting in France.

The news has not been officially corroborated, but his chum, Private LT. Woods, wrote to his sister and said: "He was serving a Lewis Gun, at about 7 o'clock on July 24th when he was bit by a piece of shrapnel shell and killed instantly. Earlier in the day he and his Lewis Gun were buried in debris, and were dug out with difficulty. But he was not hurt until the evening when he met his death firing

his Lewis up the last. He died a brave soldier." He was the third son of Mrs. Moulds, 26 Duke Street, Old Fletton, who also has two other sons now at the front in the Hunts Cyclist Battalion. The deceased was wounded twelve months ago, and was invalided home and joined regiment ten months ago, and since then has seen much fighting. He was 21 years of age, enlisting when he was 19.

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith