Percy Thornton (1897-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

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, PERCY. Private. No 32135. 1/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Low Row, Armitage Bridge, 31.1.1897. Son of Fred and Martha Thornton, 6 Conservative Buildings, Berry Brow, Huddersfield. Educated Armitage Bridge Church of England School. Employed as a textile worker in the scribbling department of Armitage Bridge Mills. Single. Enlisted 9.5.1916. Killed in action near Cambrai on 11.10.1918, aged 21 years. Buried IWUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 5.
ROH:- Armitage Bridge Mills; Armitage Bridge War Memorial; memorial in Armitage Bridge Churchyard.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission