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About John Thornton

Date of Birth
11 March 1895

Birth Place
Stockton, Durham, England

Baptism
4 April,1895 St. Margaret's, Norton, Durham, England

Date of Death
Reported missing 21 August 1915 20y

Place of Death
Suvla Bay, Dardanelles

Burial
Unknown

Relationships

Parents
John born abt 1872 and Mary Ann (Geldart) born abt 1872 married Q4 1896 Teesdale, Durham, England

Siblings
May born abt 1898, Lilly born abt 1900, Emma born abt 1902, Margaret born 6 October 1903

Career

Service
Army

Unit
6th Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards Museum Richmond says no-one of that name enlisted with that regiment in WW1)

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
No

Civilian Employment
1911 Horseman on farm?

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Staindrop, Durham, England 1911 Worsall Manor, Yarm, Yorkshire England ?

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Forces War Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Notes
Commonwealth war Graves Commission records the death of Private John Thornton 4053 8th Northumberland Fusiliers on 19 August, 1915. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey Could this be our man?

- Research by DB