Horace Edward Craddock was born in Wolverhampton in 1890, the only son of George and Ada Craddock. In 1901 they were living at 77 Newbridge Street, and the household consisted of Horace and his parents, his sisters Ada M. M., Constance E., and Ellen G., and grandfather Edward Craddock. In 1912 he married Emma E. Jones, but they do not appear to have had any children.
Horace enlisted with the 1st/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 3028). He was killed in action on 30 July 1915. A small notice to this effect appears in the scrapbook of First World War cuttings held at Wolverhampton Archives. He is buried at the Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery in Belgium