Rossendale Branch - Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Rawtenstall War Memorial Obituaries

Private W. THOMPSON  -  Private W. H. THORNLEY  -  Private Robert B. THYNE
Private A. E. TIDDY  -  Private Wilfred TIDDY  -  Drummer TEMPERLEY

Private W. THOMPSON - died 24th June 1916
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Private William Henry THORNLEY - died 11th October 1917
William Henry Thornley

Deep sympathy will be extended to Mr. and Mrs. R. Thornley, of 189 Bacup Road, Cloughfold, in the death, in France, of their son, Private W. H. Thornley.

Private Thornley joined the colours on the 2nd of March of the present year, became attached to the Lancashire Fusiliers, and was drafted out to France in May. In the early part of last week he was shot in the throat and on being admitted to a hospital in France he was found to also have contracted pneumonia. He passed away on the 11th inst.

The Matron in writing to the parents to express her deep sorrow at their loss says their boy had commenced to be ill with pneumonia before he was wounded.

Prior to joining up Private Thornley was learning the trade of a confectioner with Schofield's of Bank Street, Rawtenstall. He was actively identified with Kay Street Baptist Chapel, where he was a member of the choir and also a teacher in the Primary Department of the Sunday school. Of a quiet and kindly disposition he was much esteemed by all who knew him. He was 20 years of age.

Mr. and Mrs. Thornley have another son in the army this being Private H. Thornley, who is at present training in Ireland. He was 19 years of age on Tuesday last. This week too, they have received news of the severely wounding in action of a nephew who has lost both his arms.

Source: R.F.P. 27th October 1917 p5 c4
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Private Robert B. THYNE - died 17th February 1918
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Private A. E. TIDDY - died 3rd November 1916
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Private Wilfred TIDDY - killed in action 2nd April 1918
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Mrs. Tiddy of Old Street, Newchurch, has received an intimation of the death in action of her son Private Wilfred Tiddy, who , prior to joining up was employed at Bridge-end Felt Works, Waterfoot. This is th second son that Mrs. Tiddy has lost in the war.

Source: R.F.P. 4th May 1918 p8 c2
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Drummer Peter TIMPERLY - died 1st Jul 1916
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