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Coddington All Saints - John Somerled Thorpe

Gary Tranter - June 2012

UKNIWM Ref - 27114

All Saints Church, Chapel Lane, Coddington, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2PN. Inscription on memorial: 'John Somerled Thorpe MC. Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends. To the Glory of God and in loving memory of my husband John Somerled Thorpe MC, Captain Scots Guards, of Coddington Hall in the county of Notts and Ardbrecknish Argyll. Joined Scots Guards 1893 served throughout South African War, rejoined his old regiment 1914, was twice wounded killed in the Somme battle while temporarily commanding 2nd Battn Scots Guards on September 16th 1916 aged 43, Mentioned in Despatches, was awarded Military Cross ‘for gallantry and coolness in collecting isolated groups of men at Loos & holding a defence position for three days and nights until relieved. His body lies in the Military Cemetery at Carnoy. RIP.' Major Thorpe is also commemorated on the parish memorials in All Saints Church, Coddington, and St Swithun's Church, East Retford.

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John Somerled THORPE

  • Gary Tranter - June 2012
    Coddington - All Saints Church - Thorpe - Memorial - Gary Tranter - June 2012