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Thornton, A.W., Gnr., 1916

Illustrated Chronicle 31/01/1916

Newcastle Daily Chronicle 31/01/1916

The Illustrated Chronicle 31/01/1916, page 11. reports

“Military Funeral at Wallsend

A military funeral took place at Wallsend Cemetery, on Saturday, when the remains of the late Gunner Albert W. Thornton, 55th reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery, were interred. Thornton, who lived at 107, Bewicke Road, had died in Armstrong College Hospital. He was 48 years of age, and a Reservist. He was formerly in the 3rd Royal Dragoons, and served 8 years in India. Before the war, Gunner Thornton was employed at the North Eastern Marine Engineering Works, Wallsend. He leaves a widow and three children.”

The Newcastle Daily Chronicle 31/01/1916 Carries the same notice but adds that the officiating clergyman was the Rev. J. Hughes, vicar of Howdon Panns."

Gnr. Thornton is remembered at Willington Quay on W56.03

There does not appear to be a CWGC entry for Gnr. Thornton.

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