Richard George Thornton SLI

1892 Nov 15. . Born Wellington, Somerset. Son of Henry Grey Thornton and Minnie Mary Tucker. His father was a wealthy farmer

1901 census as a boarder at a school in Taunton. He appears to be a brother of CH Thornton who is also at the school. His mother had just died and his father was living in Lamb Hotel, Dulverton

1911 census in Taunton

1915 Aug 28. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1917 Jul 1 Promoted Lt

1919 Apr 8. Gazetted out as Lt - ill health

1921 Mar 14. Joined ADRIC with service no 1814. Posted to A Coy

1921 Sep 17. Resigned on completion of 6 months service

1922 Mar 28. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Sergeant

1939 Register. He is a Water Bailiff living at Tynlon Felinfach , Aberayron R.D., Cardiganshire, Wales . He is single

1977 Died Newbury, Berks aged 84. Living at Hidden Cottage, Hungerford