Horace McCarthy was the son of Martha and Eugene McCarthy of 4 Plant Street, Wordsley. He enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters and served in the 1st Battalion. In 1918 they were deeply involved in attempting to halt the German Spring offensives. The held out at Villers-Bretonneux in April and on the Aisne in May. Private Horace McCarthy was wounded at some point and was transferred to the regimental depot in England where he died on the 7th December 1918. He was 30 years of age and is buried in Wordsley churchyard (4 33) and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial. His younger brother, Gerald, is buried at Port Said in Egypt.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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