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Radford, Nottingham
William Harold Thornhill was the son of John Thornhill and Emily Sharp who married in the Radford registration district in 1877. Their children included: Catherine [Kate] Emily (b.1878), Alice (b.1885) and William Harold (b.1888). The Thornhills lived at: 8 Prince Street, Radford [C.1881]; 61 Salisbury Street, Old Radford [C.1891 & Army records/1920]. John Thornhill, who was employed as a lace maker, died at Nottingham, aged 82, in 1935. His widow, Emily, probably diedat Nottingham, aged 84, in 1942. In 1915 William Harold Thornhill married Agnes Harriett Simpson at Nottingham. His wife also worked in the grocery section of the Nottingham Co-operative Society [C.1911]. They had one child: Olive (b.1916). His widow continued to live at 129 Hartley Road, Radford [Army records/1915 & CWGC]. She never remarried and died at Nottingham, aged 70, in 1955.
Grocer's assistant at Nottingham Cooperative Society (C. 1911)
22 May 1918
120336 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
He enlisted in Nottingham on 10 December 1915 and placed in the Army Reserve; called up 1 September 1916 with Depot Bn. Sherwood Foresters [Service No.60631]; but then assigned to the Army Cyclist Corps on 4 September 1916 and then on 7 September 1916 posted to the 2nd/7th Bn. Royal Scots; sent to France on 2 June 1917; on 16 June 1917 posted to the 2nd Bn. Royal Scots; was hospitalised on a number of occasions; finally received shell wounds while also suffering a poisonous gas attack; taken No.16 General Hospital Le Treport but died there on 22 May 1918; buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France, Grave Reference: V J 1B
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