|JULIAN HURLSTONE HORTIN
Indian Rank: Captain Service No. IA/297
7th Gurkha Rifles
Died 21 June 1942
Commemorated on Roll of Honour at St Mary's Church, Tollesbury
Julian was the son of William Hurlstone Hortin, J.P., and Lizzie Kate Hurlstone Hortin, of Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex. He was the youngest son of the Hortin family from Guisnes Court. He loved the countryside and had a keen interest in bird life. He trained to be a lawyer and then went out to India, where he joined the Indian Army. There he enjoyed horse racing and polo. He went to North Africa with his regiment the 7th Gurkha Rifles, having been previously in Iran & Iraq. His mother received news that he was reported "missing" following the fall of Tobruk, where he had been fighting. Some nine months later it was confirmed that he had been killed on the day Tobruk fell & that he was buried there.
Guisnes Court - Julian's home, which was destroyed by fire in 1984
1939-1945 Star; Africa Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Alamein Memorial. Grave/Memorial Reference Column 207.
Julian's brother in law Major Gerald Tatchell had been killed 31 May 1940 at the fall of Dunkirk - see OOD_101