Horner, William Reginald

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Horner, William Reginald

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1898-1980

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William Reginald ‘Reg’ Horner was born in Medicine Hat, N.W.T. on 22 Aug 1898 to William John Horner and Minnie Clarinda Smith. He moved to Edmonton as a child in 1905, where his father operated Horner’s Livery and Garage Co., Ltd. for many years. As a youth he was a private chauffeur and his clients included W.T. Henry, the Mayor of Edmonton.
He enlisted in the 196th (Western Universities) Battalion, C.E.F. on 20 Mar 1916 (regimental number 911333) and was soon overseas. When it was broken up as reinforcements, he was attached to the Signal Corps, 5th Battalion. He was awarded the Military Medal.
After the war, he farmed in the Horse Hill area (AB) until 1930 and then worked for the Northern Alberta Dairy Pool until his retirement in 1963. In 1964 he joined Weber Brothers Realty Ltd. He was active in veteran, Masonic and historical associations, including the Edmonton Historical Board.
He married Bessie Wilkinson, daughter of George Almer Wilkinson and Phoebe Belle Reynolds, on November 11, 1920 and they had four children. Reginald Horner died 24 Sep 1980.

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