Horace Rupert Southerland

Personnel header
Corporal Horace Rupert "Horrie" Southerland
Life dates
10 Apr 1907 - June 1997
Biography

Born in Brancaster he was the son of Isaac and Harriet Southerland he married Joyce Buck in 1942. Then Olive Wells in 1950. He moved to Halesworth in 1938 spending the rest of his working life with Oakley and Fleming. He played an active part in developing the Fleming Skeleton Wheel which stopped agricultural vehicles getting stuck in the ground.

His two main hobbies were singing and gardening. In later life he was a school crossing warden and often played Santa at school Christmas parties.

Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Halesworth Patrol Patrol Corporal Unknown 03 Dec 1944
National ID
TWFA 345/4
Occupation

Blacksmith

Address
8 The Avenue, Halesworth, Suffolk
Other information

In the Norfolk nominal roll dated 28 Dec 1942 he is recorded as having the rank of Sergeant

References

TNA ref WO199/3389,
1939 Register
Brian McMurray
Lynn Advertiser 20 June 1997