The son of James and Barbara Redborn, Horace was born in Rotherham in 1899. In 1901, he was still living there, at 43 Ellen Street, together with his parents. I have not been able to find him on the 1911 census, but at some point he was working at the Wednesfield works of the Weldless Steel Tube Company Limited.
Horace served with the North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales’s) Regiment during the First World War (number 65458), and became entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Horace married Ada Powell in Wolverhampton in 1921, and they had three children – Stanley T., Horace J. and Gwendoline T. – between 1922 and 1931. Horace died in Wolverhampton in 1967 at the age of 68.