A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between
A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between

Henry Cyril THORNE

Ancestral surnames: 

  • Thorne, Davy, Baple, Jordan, Hopkins, Wickens, Cox, Adams (by marriage: Ford, Butler)
  • see his family tree drawing via www.groupphoto.co.uk/extra Row 3



  • St John's School, Reading, Berkshire


Decorations & Campaign Medals:

  • 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal



  • The records do not show where he was originally buried, presumably by the Germans, but after the war his final resting place was in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France, (44b.R5c.2.6), Plot VIII, Row A. Grave 3 (there is a note on the CWGC website that this plot was “made when graves were brought in from isolated positions and small burial grounds on the battlefields east of Grenay. Three came from Grenay Churchyard, which had been damaged by shell fire and was closed. One came from the German Extension of Sallaumines Communal Cemetery.” Sallaumines was directly opposite Carency on the German side of the front line. Originally on the grave registration form his name has “believed to be” next to it, this was then crossed out and “3/19407” written. Gravestone: “Lieutenant H. C. Thorne, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 27th June 1916. CWGC
  • Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Factory, Reading (the factory closed in 1976 and nearly all its buildings have been demolished – this war memorial for the factory office staff is now in the store of Reading Museum) (one of 6 names)


Pages in book (www.groupphoto.co.uk/the-book): 168-170


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