Lt Maurice Bensley Thornhill MC


1893 Aug 27. Born Hove Sussex

1911 census at Ardingly, Cuckfield, Sussex at Boarding School

1913 Apr 24 Leaves UK for USA. He is an Assistant Master. His Father is Major John Thornhill (his father was born in India)

1914 Sep. He crosses from USA to Canada

1916 Mar 29. Joins Canadian Exp. Force as a Lt. His Military experience is given as 3 years in OTC, 2 years in R Sussex Reg Spec Reserve and 1 year 9 months in Royal Grenadiers in Canada

1917 Apr 17. MC Gazetted.

1918 Jul 2. Resigns his commission in Manitoba Regt to move to Indian Army

1919 Jan 1. Reverts to Canadians from Indian Army

1919 Aug 2. Retires in British Isles from Canadian Army as Lt

1920 Sep 17. Joined ADRIC with service no 573. Posted to F Coy

1921 Jan 3. "permitted to resign"

1922 Nov 3. Arrives in UK from USA. He is a School Teacher

1923 Sep 7. Married to Valerie Mary Barclay in Hampstead

1939 Register Living with Valery Mary at Long Acre Ockham Road , Guildford R.D., Surrey. He is an Author Journalist Publicity Specialist

1940 Jun 4. Commissioned 2nd Lt in Queens Regt

1941 May 29. Resigns his commission on account of ill health . Gazette out as Lt

1972 May 26. Died Nottinghamshire