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Private John H Thorne - St Mary & All Souls Coldstream (

 
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Merseman



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Private John H Thorne - St Mary & All Souls Coldstream ( Reply with quote

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CWGC
THORNE, JOHN HENRY
Rank:Private
Service No:23649
Date of Death:09/04/1918
Age:41
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots
16th Bn
Panel ReferencePanel 1.
MemorialPLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Esau and Jane Thorne, of Prospect House, Wingrave, Aylesbury; husband of Marie Gertrude Thorne, of 10, Graham St., Pimlico, London.

SNWM
Surname THORNE
Firstname John Henry
Service Number 23649
Date Death 16/04/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Wickham Bucks
Other 16th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.


Remembered by this very beautiful stained glass window, in St Mary & All Souls (Scottish Episcopal Church), Coldstream.

Unusual to find an individual memorial for a Private.

SNWM has his 'Date of Death' 1 week late.













To the Glory of God and in loving memory of
John Henry Thorne, The Royal Scots, for many years
a member of the choir of this Church who gave his life for his
King & country at Fleurbaix near Armentierres April 9th 1918 RIP
The gift of his wife Marie Gertrude Thorne
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Coldstream Burgh and Parish War Memorial as:

THORNE, JOHN H. Pte. R.S.
John Henry Thorne age 41 Private (23649) 16th Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was a footman and Marie was a cook/housekeeper at Lennen House, Coldstream when they married in 1900. He became a gardener in Staffordshire in 1901 before they returned to Coldstream by 1905 where he continued as a gardener. John was a butler at Lennel when he enlisted in May 1915 and he joined the 12th Royal Scots in France in December. He was evacuated home in May 1916 but returned to France to join the 1/9th Battalion in November. However he soon became ill with dysentery and after treatment in hospital in Rouen he was evacuated to the Southampton University War Hospital in January 1917. John spent some time on other duties before he was posted to the 16th Battalion in March 1918 but within a month he was reported to have been mortally wounded at Fleurbaix near Armentiers.
Born 1877 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Son of Police Sergeant Esau and Jane (Batson) Thorne of Prospect House, Wingrave, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Husband of Marie Gertrude (Smithson) Thorne of Lennel Bank Cottage, Coldstream and of 10 Graham Street, Pimlico, London who he married in 1900 in St. Mary's and All Souls Episcopal Church in Coldstream.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
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