Tag Archives: Victor Thomas George Hore

On this day 25th November 1918: Decorations for Gallantry

25/11/18: Following decorations awarded for gallantry and devotion to to duty near Ramicourt on 3rd October1918.

Distinguished Service Order: Lieut (A/Capt) JW POTTER

Military Cross: Lieut VTG HORE

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

On this day 30th April 1918

30.4.18 VERQUIN: Lieut VTG HORE rejoined from England after 6 months tour of duty at home.

Victor Thomas George Hore

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

29/4/18 – 30/4/18: Cleaning up and training of units under Battalion arrangements.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 16th October 1917

16/10/1917 HILL 70: Battalion relieved 1/5th Battn in the line.

London Gazette Second Lieutenants to be Lieutenants as from 1.7.17:

  • R Evans (d of w)
  • T Greaves
  • KH Bond MC
  • FW Hipkins
  • VTG Hore
  • WA Lytle MC
  • E Kershaw MC
  • WT Stephens
  • FS Rowland MC
  • WL Cooper


Second Lieutenant to be Lieutenant from 26.7.17: AF Briggs

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

16/X/17: Movement above normals on tracks behind enemy’s lines. Inter-Battalion reliefs during night.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 28th July 1917

28.7.1917 I CORPS SCHOOLS: 2/Lt VTG HORE proceeded on short leave.Hore

Victor Thomas George Hore

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

27th-30th July: Enemy generally waiting (?) – slight hostile shelling – our casualties nearly all caused by trench mortars.

36 NW3 G12 1917Considerable movement seen in St Elie and the carrying of gas cylinders suspected – enemy front line heavily bombarded by heavies particularly West of the Quarries to clear up the situation.

Wire cutting by heavies and 2″ mortars on several points.

The weather which had been fine and dry throughout the month, broke about 28th and trenches began to be flooded.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

Men wounded on this day

  • 241497 Pte Phillip Foy of “C” Company. Phillip enlisted in July 1915 and arrived in France in 1917. He later served with the Labour Corps and was awarded a Silver War Badge.
  • 5101/241861 Pte William Dickens of “C” Company.
  • 7654/242450 Pte James Rupert Creswell of “A” Company who joined the 1/6th Battalion in January 1917. James only served overs eases with the 1/6th Battalion.
  • 3126/242607 Sergeant Harry Parker of “C” Company. Harry has previously served in France with the 1/8th Battalion and joined the 1/6th Battalion with the 26th Reinforcement and was renumbered 20015 before the 1917-renumbering of the Territorial Force.
  • 2472/240587 Pte Edward Victor How of “B” Company. Harry was from Romiley and enlisted in October 1914. He arrived in France in June 1915 and was discharged in 1919 having only served overseas with the 1/6th Battalion.

On this day 15th July 1917

15.7.1917 FREVILLERS: 2/Lieut KH BOND MC to Command Letter “A” Company. 2/Lieut R EVANS to Command Letter “B” Company. 2/Lieut VTG HORE and LV BURROWS to I Corps School.

Bond Evans 1917

Kenneth Hills Bond and Richard Evans


Victor Thomas George Hore


Leonard Victor Burrows

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

On this day 22nd April 1917

22.4.1917 PETIT SAINS: 2/Lt VTG HORE rejoined Battalion from Heavy Branch MGC.Hore

Victor Thomas George Hore

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

To be completed

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

7640/244437 Pte Francis Thompson was killed in actionArras Memorial

4096/241353 Pte James McCormack and 241513 Pte Ernest Aaron Elvidge were both wounded in action

241363 mcCormack

On this day 11th January 1917

11.1.1917: Relieved by 5th Battalion and moved back into Divisional Reserve.

GoodallLieut AH GOODALL (above) and 2/Lieut VTG HORE seconded for duty with Heavy Branch Machine Gun Corps d/- 23.12.16.

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

11th: Our Artillery carried out a bombardment in the earl morning – whilst out left sub sector was shelled later. 5th and 7th Battalions took over front line. Left sub sector again shelled during the afternoon.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

38th Trench Duty 22nd – 26th December 1916

22.12.1916 SOUASTRE: Lieut AH GOODHALL and 2/Lieut VTG HORE proceeded to join Heavy Branch Machine Gun Corps.Goodall

Alec Harrison Goodall

Casualties during Brigade Support – 2 other ranks wounded.

Battalion relieved 5th Battalion in same sector trenches. Distribution of Companies:-

  • “A” Company SUPPORT
  • “B” Company Centre Sub Sector
  • “C” Company Left Sub Sector
  • “D” Company Right Sub SectorRight Sector X1 1916

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

We took over a front line position about December 20th and it was the exact position we occupied on July 1st. The front line trench was exactly the same as it had been on that date. Of course it had been repaired and strengthened and the approach trenches were in good order and easy to travel along.

Christmas Eve the letters and parcels had arrived from home. Life was bearable. My little unit was quartered in a dug-out just behind the front line. All seemed set fair for a comparatively decent Christmas considering we were in the middle of a war and within easy rifle fire of the front line.

Dug-out rats!

The dug-out was a sort of mud and sand-bag dwelling with half a dozen wood and wire-netting beds arranged in pair bunks and I occupied one of the top beds which was close to the ceiling. The walls and the ceiling were honeycombed with rat-runs, so much so that the rats that infected those runs were really a menace. They were a very large species and had grown so impudent that you could see them waiting on the edge of the run-ways for the time that the candles stuck on the walls and on a make-shift table were blown out. As soon as it was sort of safe for them they came out of the walls, the floors and the ceiling and ran over everything and everybody. You could feel them crawling over you and hear them turning over the various articles in the dug-out in search of scraps of food. They seemed in a way afraid of light and if anyone struck a match or switched on a flashlight they made a squealing scramble to get into the runways, it was like a flock of sheep trying to get through the gate of a field.

[2305 Pte Frank Longson]

22nd: 6th and 8th Battalions relieved 5th and 7th in the front line. A quite day.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 6th March 1916

6.3.1916 BEAUVAL: Battn moved into billets at IVERGNY.

6.3.1916 IVERGNY: Lt V.T.G. Hore rejoined from Transport Course at HAVRE.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

139 Bde 6 March 1916

It was a very difficult route march as there was snow on the ground, and a hard frost the previous night had made the roads very slippery in the early part of the march.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]