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Michael Hornick

Born:
1898
Died:
17 Elul 5676 (15 September 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
HOR9502
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1898
Place of birth:
Poland

Death

Date of death:
17 Elul 5676 (15 September 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
High Wood (The Somme) - France
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Thiepval Memorial

Places

Addresses

Parent's Home:
71 New Town Road Birmingham (08 January 1916)

Other Organisations

Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade

Synagogues

Name:
Birmingham Hebrew Congregation
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Fighting at High Wood, 15 September 1916

On the day of Hornick's death, the 23rd Battalion tried to take the Switch Line (AKA The Cameron Trench) at the High Wood. Hornick was one of 195 soldiers from the 23rd Battalion to die in the attack.

Family

Siblings

Harry Hornick (male)
Joseph Hornick (male)
Betsy Hornick (female)
Mary Hornick (female)

Parents

Mother: Sarah Hornick (female)
Father: Abraham Hornick (male)

Military Record

Military service:
British Army
Military record no.:
F/2785
Date enlisted/conscripted:
08 January 1916
Date discharged/death:
15 September 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own Regiment)
Battalion/unit:
The 23rd Battalion (AKA The 2nd Football Battalion)
Posting:
Aldershot (11th January 1916)
France (3rd May 1916)
The Somme (From August 1916)
Campaigns:
The Battle of the Somme (From August 1916)

- Delville Wood (August 1916)
-High Wood (15th September 1916)
Medals:
The Victory Medal (Posthumous)

The British War Medal (Posthumous)

Roll of Honour

M. HORNICK, 15 September 1916

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Private
Date of Death:
15/09/1916
Age:
Regiment / service:
23rd Bn., Middlesex Regiment
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Tailor

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