He was the son of Walter J.W. and Frances Mary Page of Pitsea, Essex.
Prior to the war he was a Foreman in Department 324 of the Rubber Factory. He had initially worked on the Conveyors but had been promoted to Manipulator, then chief manipulator in Department 300.
His father and sister were also employed by the Bata Shoe Company at East Tilbury.
Horace died on Monday 28th April 1941, aged 22.