John Eric Thorp (1890-1917)

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John Eric Thorp

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

THORP, JOHN ERIC. 2nd Lieutenant. 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield 14.5.1890. Son of John William and Clara Thorp, 49 Grasmere Road, Marsh, Huddersfield. Educated Hillhouse Council School, the Higher Grade School and at the Huddersfield Technical College. Single. Employed as estate clerk at the Ramsden estate office. Had served for ten years in the local Territorial battalion and became Company Quartermaster Sergeant. Played football with the Territorials. Was gazetted in August 1915. Killed in action at Bullecourt on 3.5.1917, aged 26 years. Buried QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 24.
ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Marsh War Memorial.
Brother of Lance Corporal WILLIAM THORP died of wounds, 19.5.1915.

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