CorporalHORSFIELD, KENNETH

Service Number 3531119

Died 18/08/1944

Aged 23

Manchester Regiment

G C

Son of John and Annie Horsfield; husband of Marion Horsfield, of Shelton Lock, Derby.

Inscription

IN HEAVENLY LOVE ABIDING

Citation

The citation in the London Gazette for 23rd March, 1945, reads

"Posthumously awarded the George Cross for most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner."

Cpl. Horsfield made several attempts to rescue a man trapped in rubble following an ammunition explosion, he continued to do so regardless of impending danger until a second explosion caused him severe injuries from which he subsequently died.

Buried at BARI WAR CEMETERY

Location: Italy
Number of casualties: 2054

Cemetery/memorial reference: XI. E. 27.

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Cemetery details

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.
DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.