Horlock, Kenneth Audsley


War Service:
Gunner 913381 KENNETH AUDSLEY HORLOCK of 118 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery died on 25 June 1943, aged 23.

118 Field Regiment was formed in 1939 as the second line regiment to 65 (8th London) Field Regiment (TA) to accommodate the large number of South Londoners (many from Lewisham) who wished to enlist. On the outbreak of war the 65th went on active service while the 118th went to Woolwich to release the regular garrison.

Eventually 118 Field Regiment joined 18th (East Anglian) Division which arrived in the Far East just in time to take part in the final week’s battle for Singapore.

Contact the Local History and Archives Centre for more information on Regiment and service.

He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in Thailand. In the cemetery lie the remains of almost 7,000 prisoners of war and civilians who died while constructing the Southern section of the notorious Burma - Siam railway.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial at St Bartholomew’s church, Sydenham and the 65th (8th London) and 118th Field Regiments (TA) WW2 War Memorial at Grove Park.

Details: He was the son of Alfred William and Annie Eliza Horlock of Sydenham.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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