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Ernest Thorpe

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Rank & Name
Private Ernest Thorpe
Unit
No. 29451, 8th Bn., Border Regiment
How & When Died
Killed in Action, 10 April 1918
Age, if known
20 years
Next of Kin details

Son of John and Grace Thorpe

Commemoration Details
Buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerk, Nord, France. Plot II, Row N, Grave 15.
Other Information / Remarks
Ernest Thorpe had previously served with the West Yorkshire Regiment under the service numbers 23386 and 107711. He was a despatch rider. He lived at Croft End in Barwick in Elmet.

Ernest Thorpe's mother and half brother, John W. Rithchie were from Scotland, although Ernest was born in Barwick. His father was a colliery labourer.

Remembering the Fallen of Two Villages on the Eastern Fringes of Leeds.

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