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Wollaton, Nottingham
John Thorley (junior) was born in 1874 the son of John (senior) a domestic gardener and Sarah Ann Thorley,née Branson of Wollaton Nottingham. John (senior) was born in 1844 in Wollaton and his mother Sarah Ann Branson was born in 1845 in Long Clawson, Leicestershire. Married in 1864 at Radford, they had nine children - James b.1865, Mary b.1867, Charlotte b.1868, Henry b.1869, Eliza b.1872, John b.1874, Rachel b.1876, Albert b.1878 and Julia b.1879. In 1911, they lived at Wollaton. James was a colliery carter and Mary a lace hand. In 1911, John boarded at 46, Denison Street, Beeston with Charlotte Sykes (his sister).
in 1911, he was a collier loader.
27 Jan 1917
73676 - CWGC Website
15th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
John Thorley enlisted at Nottingham and served initially (7265) with the Army Vetinary Corps later transferring to the Lancashire Fusiliers. He landed in France on 10th May 1915 and died of pneumonia on 27th January 1917. He is buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, Grave Reference: I H 5
Nottingham Evening Post, 7th February 1917: “THORLEY. – Died of pneumonia on January 27th, Private J. Thorley (Jack), Lancashire Fusiliers, late of Wollaton. Duty nobly done. – From his bereaved family.” Notice courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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