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CHARLES THORPE 1898–1976

Charlie Thorpe

Photograph courtesy of family

Brother of Harry

Born 1898, Radcliffe on Trent

Died September 1976

1901 Census

In 1901 he was 2 years old, living at Green’s Barn, Radcliffe on Trent, with his parents Thomas and Eliza Thorpe (née Law), siblings Harry 17, Emily 13, Lydia 11, Clara 10, Ethel 7 and Eva 4.

1911 Census

Schoolboy aged 12, still living at Green’s Barn, Radcliffe, with father Thomas, a horseman on farm, mother Eliza and siblings George, Lydia, Ethel, Eva and boarder Mark Wragsdale.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 612528

Military Unit: Royal Horse Artillery (Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery)

Theatre of War: unconfirmed, likely to have been France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Albert Street, Radcliffe on Trent

1939 Register

Possibly Charles H. Thorpe, born 19.9.1899, living at 106 Browning Drive Lincoln with wife Rhoda.

Occupation: drop forgeman, heavy worker.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings.