Flower, Horace John

Son of Arthur Flower and Isabel Margaret Cockeyne Pauncefoot Flower (daughter of Sir Philip Duncombe Pauncefoot-Duncombe) of 26 Princes Gate, London, he came to Winchester from Horris Hill. His brother, Conrad, was also at Winchester (H, 1895-1901). He was a House Prefect and stood on Dress for Commoner XV.

He passed through Sandhurst and was gazetted in 1902 to the 3rd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. During the war he served with distinction as Adjutant to a battalion of the Queen’s Westminster Rifles and later on the staff of the Quartermaster-General, receiving the D.S.O. and M.C., and being twice mentioned in Despatches. He was wounded in 1915, and shortly afterwards contracted a serious illness arising from the effects of his injury. He resigned his commission in June 1918, and died in London on January 31st following. His funeral took place at St James Church, Gerrard’s Cross and he is commemorated on the United Kingdom 1914-1918 Memorial at Brookwood, Surrey.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Flower
  • Forenames or initials: Horace John
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1896-1901
  • Rank: Major
  • Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • Date of Birth: 6th April 1883
  • Date of Death: 31st January 1919
  • How Died: Died after ill health due to wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A5
  • Decoration: DSO., MC
  • Burial Site: Gerrard's Cross (St. James) Churchyard