Joseph Edwin Harold Thornton (c.1893-1918)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

THORNTON, JOSEPH EDWIN HAROLD. Driver. No 27030. 'A' Battery, 86th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Only son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Thornton, 202 Manchester Road, Milnsbridge. He was apprenticed to Mr J. W. Thorpe, joiner, of Linthwaite and afterwards worked for Mr R. Quarmby, Triangle, Paddock. At the outbreak of war he worked at the Y.M.C.A. at Wrexham and Rhyl for a few months. Enlisted in January, 1915, and embarked for France in June, 1915. Died of wounds at No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, on 16.10.1918. He was 25 years of age. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Block S, Plot 2, Row M, Grave 2.
ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.

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