Capt Charles Henry Thornton, W Somerset Yeomanry

1891 Nov 9. born Wellington, Somerset (in this registration district, but in Hemyock, Devon, about 5 miles from Wellington). Son of Henry Grey Thornton and Minnie Mary Tucker. His father was a wealthy farmer

1901 census at a boarding school in Taunton . A Brother Richard there too which will be RG Thornton. His mother had just died and his father was living in Lamb Hotel, Dulverton

1911 census I cannot find his father's first family, but father and new wife are at Warmore House, Dulverton. Ancestry tree. His brother Percy went to Australia

1915 Mar 23. West Somerset; Charles Henry Thornton to be Second Lieutenant.

1916 Jun 1. Yeomanry 2nd Lt. C. H. Thornton to be Lt, with precedence as from 1st June 1916, with seniority next below Lt. G. E. Neilson. 1st Aug. 1917

1917 Jul 1. Yeomanry . The undermentioned Lts. to have pay and allowances of that rank. C. H. Thornton.

1918 Aug 11. West Somerset. Lt. C.. H. Thornton to be Capt.

1920 Oct 22 Joined ADRIC with service no 819. Served in D Coy in Galway. Oddly there is a note of promotion to Section Leader on 18 Sep 1920. A month before he is down as joining

1920 Dec 8 Permitted to resign

1921 Dec 15. West Somerset. Relinquishes his commission Capt C H Thornton

1925 Jun 20. Leaves UK for Canada. He is given as born Hemyock, (a small village in Devon, about 5 miles from Wellington, Somerset). His father is H Thornton of Warmore House, Dulverton, Somerset. He was stamped in as a "landed immigrant"

1942. He has moved to USA and registers for draft

1955 Jan 30 Died USA

 

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