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William Jonas Albert Thornley

Biography of Private William Jonas Albert Thornley (9511)
1st Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
Died 2nd August 1916

 

Birth

Name:
William Jonas Albert Thornley

Date of birth:
1890

Place of Birth:
Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth Registration:
Oct – Dec 1890

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Marriage 

No marriage for William has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Family

Father’s Name:
William Henry Thornley

Father’s Date of Birth:
1868

Father’s Place of Birth:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Agriculturial Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Sarah Emma Holland

Mother’s DOB:
1852

Mothers Place of Birth:
Pointon, Lincolnshire, England

Their Marriage:
1890, Bourne

Children: (Name), (Date of Birth), (Place of Birth),
Gertrude Frances Alvina Holland, 1883, Pointon
William Jonas Albert Thornley, 1890, Billingborough
Augustus Thornley, 1892, Billingborough
Frank Owen Thornley, 1893, Horbling
May Thornley, 1895, Horbling
Joe Thornley, 1898, Billingborough

1891 Census:
William is living with his parents in Chapel Street, Billingborough, Lincolnshire

1901 Census:
William is living with his parents in Williamson Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

1911 Census:
William can not be found at the moment.

Relatives in the services:

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None can be found currently and are assumed to be part of the records destroyed in the Blitz.

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None can be found currently and are assumed to be part of the records destroyed in the Blitz.

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private William Jonas Albert Thornley, 9511 1st Bn The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment was killed in action on 2nd August 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders

Pension Records:
None can be found currently and are assumed to be part of the records destroyed in the Blitz.

Medals
Medal Card Index:
William’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal
The 14 Star with clasp 2/2643

Memorials

UK:
Dowsby, Plaque in St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private William J A Thonley, 9511, 1st Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) who died on 02nd August 1916.
Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial.

More information:

 

Military Service Timeline

Enlisted in Lincoln 

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