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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Stapleford Nottinghamshire
He was the husband of Millicent (née Adkin) Thornhill and the father of Joseph Walter and Hilda Margaret Thornhill of 43 Frederick Road Stapleford Nottinghamshire.
He was a labourer on enlistment.
10 Oct 1916
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43 Frederick Road Stapleford Nottinghamshire
Sergeant
16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Thornhill's ASR survives. He enlisted at Ilkeston 14/6/1915 weighing 154 lbs and standing 5'10" tall. He was promoted Lance Corporal 10/9/1915, Corporal 9/10/1915 and Sergeant 3/9/1916.
Effects returned to his family were - disc, letters, photos, pipe, devotional book, two handkerchiefs, belt, bacca pipe, ear syringe, mirror, pocket knife, regimental buttons, watch chain, coin, three metal rings, whist playing cards. 30/4/1917 Millicent Thornhill was awarded a weekly pension of 25/5d for herself and two children. Additional Research by David Nunn
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Frederick Thornhill - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle