Horace Leonard Langridge

Horace Leonard Langridge

Title: Horace Leonard Langridge
Description: Courtesy of Brian Gudgeon by-nc

Family story contributed by Brian Gudgeon

Horace Leonard Langridge was born on 3 November 1892, to Sydney John Langridge and Lizzie Langridge (nee Saker), in Croydon.  In the Surrey Church of England Baptism records for 1813-1912, Horace’s baptism took place at St Luke’s Church, Woodside, Croydon on 5 February 1893; his father is listed as worked as a Railway Clerk, with the family living at 3 The Oval, Croydon.  By 1901, the family had moved to the High Street, Colliers Wood, at Sydney Langridge’s general store.  Ten years later, at the time of the 1911 Census, Horace and his widowed mother were living at 31 Carmichael Road, South Norwood; Horace was listed as working as a Clerk in a General Coal Merchant’s store.

Horace Langridge Army Attestation Papers. Courtesy of Brian Gudgeon.

During the First World War, Horace served as a Gunner in the London Brigade (Heavy Battery), Royal Garrison Artillery.  Nothing else is known about his wartime service, as his papers were among the many destroyed in the London Blitz of the Second World War.

The wedding of Horace Langridge to Ethel Day, 23 July 1921. Courtesy of Brian Gudgeon

He survived the war, and married Ethel Day on 23 July 1921, at St Saviour’s Church, Croydon.  The couple lived at 12 Torridge Road, Croydon, at the time of the 1939 Register.  He died on 24 January 1984, when he had been living at Longmead House, Buxton Lane, Caterham, aged 92.

 

 

Read the stories of his brothers here:

Cecil Herbert Langridge: https://www.surreyinthegreatwar.org.uk/story/cecil-herbert-langridge/

Sidney Harold Langridge: https://www.surreyinthegreatwar.org.uk/story/sidney-harold-langridge/

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