From our ‘Family histories’ section: The Horn Family: ‘Joesph and Edward Horn’: Courtesy of Diana Jones Nee Horn

This is the story of my Grandparents and their family during WW1. They were, I should think, a typical agricultural family of the period. They had 10 children, 5 sons and 5 daughters:

Edward (Ted) was born in 1889. He worked on the farm and married Harriet (Harty) in 1918. In the mean time, he was conscripted into the army in Suffolk, the need for men on the Front must have been greater than the need for food, but the war ended before he was sent to fight. Harriet Howland played her part and ran a hotel in Canterbury as far as I know. Ted sent a postcard of Felixtowe to Edith while he was there saying how glad he is that she has heard from George.

340FAV – East Promenade, Felixstowe (Front & Back)

The transcribed text reads:

25th July 18: ‘My Dearest Edie thanks for letter received Wednesday so glad you have heard from George hope he still improved, I am A1 I hope this will find you all well at home, have been up to see about teeth + go again on Saturday. Had a letter from H + Mable & glad they are well also Jim will write letter soon. Goodbye … from your E. L. Brother Ted xxx

‘Miss E Horn, Forge Farm, Staple Street, Hornhill, Faversham, Kent’

Courtesy of Diana Jones Nee Horn


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