Horace was the second of eight children of William Henry and Alice Jane Micklethwaite of Craggs Farm, Bolsterstone. He was born on 26th September 1893 at Spring View and baptised on 6th November 1893 at St. Mary's Church, Bolsterstone. On the 1911 census Horace was living with his mother, father and seven siblings at New Mill Bridge, Bolsterstone, aged 17 working in Stocksbridge steel rod mill.

The report of his death in the *****tone Express mentions that he was formerly Verger at *****tone Parish Church and later employed on the Great Central Railway at Barnsley Junction, *****tone.  Horace enlisted at *****tone as a gunner in the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery. He was killed at St. Quentin on 21st March 1918, the first day of the German Spring Offensive

The *****tone Express reported:

Gnr H Micklethwaite, official news has reached *****tone that Gunner Horace Micklethwaite (RFA) was killed in action on March 21st. He was 25 years old and was formerly Verger of *****tone Parish Church and later employed on the Railway in *****tone. His parents live in Bradfield.

{Horace is also commemorated on both the Stocksbridge and Bolsterstone War Memorials}

Artillery. He was killed at St. Quentin on 21st March 1918, the first day of the German Spring Offensive,

Janet Dyson