Horace was born on 16 July 1896 and baptised at Daresbury on 9 August 1896. His parents were Ralph and Annie and they lived in a cottage on Runcorn Road, Keckwick. He was one of six children. In 1911, Horace was apprenticed to a wheelwright.
Although Horace’s name appears on the Roll of Honour in Daresbury Church, no details have been found of his military service.
The 1939 register records him as living at The Hawthorns, Moore with his wife, Florence. His occupation is given as master plumber. No details can be found of his marriage or death.