Eric joined the Grammar School in 1922. After leaving, he worked at Skinningrove, in the offices of the steel works.
In 1942, Eric joined the Royal Air Force, and served as a Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) in the Volunteer Reserve.
Sadly, Eric was killed on 19th December 1944 when his plane crashed into Norman’s Law, a hill in Fifeshire. He was only 22 years old.
Eric is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in the cemetery of Brotton Church, and his name is recorded on the Grammar School’s War Honours Board — alongside the names of all of the Grammar School’s alumni to die in the First and Second World Wars.
With grateful thanks to Mr Would’s brother, Mr W. A. Horner