Date of Birth
11 March 1895
Stockton, Durham, England
4 April,1895 St. Margaret's, Norton, Durham, England
Date of Death
Reported missing 21 August 1915 20y
Place of Death
Suvla Bay, Dardanelles
John born abt 1872 and Mary Ann (Geldart) born abt 1872
married Q4 1896 Teesdale, Durham, England
May born abt 1898, Lilly born abt 1900, Emma born abt 1902, Margaret born 6 October 1903
6th Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards Museum Richmond says no-one of that name enlisted with that regiment in WW1)
1911 Horseman on farm?
1901 Staindrop, Durham, England
1911 Worsall Manor, Yarm, Yorkshire England ?
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Forces War Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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?
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