Henry Frank Thorpe

Name

Henry Frank Thorpe

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

01/10/1915
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
10021
York and Lancaster Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star (with Clasp & Roses), British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
I H 7
France

UK Memorials

Northaw Village Memorial

Pre War

He is likely to have been born and living in Derbyshire, somewhere near Castleford and Mansfield. He was a coal miner and on 30th December 1911, he attested at the age of 18 into The York and Lancaster Regiment. During 1913, he served in Ireland. Throughout his pre-war service he was in trouble numerous times for drunkenness, being absent from duty and other matters.

Wartime Service

Went to France 9th September 1914. In March 1915 he received a gunshot wound to the shoulder and his mother asked the army if he could be allowed home.

Additional Information

Nothing found to identify his parents and no information found connecting him to Northaw or the immediate area.

Acknowledgments

www.bedfordregiment.org.uk, Brian Lodge