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Born 22 January 1884
Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
Died 19 August 1956(1956-08-19) (aged 72)
Hide Stile, Surrey, England

Frank Lankester Horsey OBE DSC CB (22 January 1884 – 19 August 1956) was an English first-class cricketer and Royal Navy officer, serving as paymaster from 1905–39.

Horsey was born at in Suffolk at Woodbridge in January 1884. He was employed as a clerk in the Admiralty, with promotion to the rank of assistant paymaster coming in January 1905.[1] Horsey made a single appearance in first-class cricket for the Royal Navy against the British Army cricket team at Lord's in 1914.[2] Batting twice in the match, he was dismissed in the Royal Navy first-innings for 15 runs by William Parker, while in their second-innings he was dismissed for 8 runs by Francis Wilson. He took two wickets in the Army's second-innings, dismissing Charles Loyd and Harold Fawcus to finish with figures of 2 for 17 from ten overs.[3] During the First World War, he was promoted to the rank of paymaster in November 1916 and in April 1917 he received the Distinguished Service Cross.[4][5] He was made an OBE in the 1919 Birthday Honours, for valuable services to Rear-Admiral John Laurd.[6] He was promoted to the rank of paymaster commander in November 1922.[7] He was made a companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1931 Birthday Honours,[8] with promotion to the rank of paymaster captain following in June 1933.[9] Horsey retired from active service in January 1939 and died at Surrey in August 1956.[10]

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