Thornley, Albert –

Son of Richard Baxter and Alice Thornley (nee Hart), of 31, Rosehill Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Lodged with Mrs. Hulme, at 4, Pool Terrace, Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire and was brought up at Eden’s Orphanage. Drowned in the sinking of the transport Royal Edward. Reported as King’s Own Scottish Borderers in local newspapers.

Personal details

  • Surname: Thornley
  • Forename: Albert
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 21
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: August 13th, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 1st (Regular) Battalion.
  • Service number: 19188
  • Regiment: Border Regiment
  • Enlistment date: January 9th, 1915 - 1915-01-09
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 15/01/1915 10/09/1915 19/11/1915 18/08/1916
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7f 6g* 10e* 5h
  • Bolton Chronicle: 11/09/1915

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