Captain C. Morton Horne

Regiment: 7th Batt. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Date published: 31/03/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 27/01/1916
Age at death: 29
Cemetery: Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Plot: 20
Information: Captain C. Morton Horne, 7th Batt. King's Own Scottish Borderers, was a son of Mr. A. G. Horne. R.M., 16 Palmerston Park, and met his death whilst rushing from his dug-out with two comrades to save a wounded soldier. Whilst lifting the wounded man a shell exploded, killing Capt. Horne and Lieut. Miller and severely wounding Lieut. Penfield, who died next day. Captain Horne had great musical and dramatic talent, and when the war broke out he was in the midst of a brilliant career on the American stage, and had written an opera which was well received, but he abandoned a lucrative position to answer his country's call, and was a gallant soldier, highly spoken of by all his comrades. He was promoted Captain in October, 1915, and was killed on January 27th, 1916.