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Richard Earl Horkins

In memory of:

Captain Richard Earl Horkins

September 27, 1916

Military Service






Royal Army Medical Corps

Additional Information

Son of L. J. Horkins and Johanna L. Horkins, of Campbellford, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 571 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

IV. B. 17.


Maricourt is a village approximately 11 kilometres east of Albert on the road to Peronne. The PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY is on the western outskirts of the village on the north side of the road to Albert.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Photo of Richard Earl Horkins
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article
  • Photo of Richard Earl Horkins– Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 265.  Caption:  University of Toronto 1912-1913, Columbian Club Executive Committee.
  • Press Clipping
  • Press Clipping
  • Photo of Richard Horkins– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. The name of "Capt R. E. HORKINS R.A.M.C." is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, seen at photo left. Photo: K. Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Grave Marker– Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England

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