WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter T. 

John Jackson Thorpe

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:01st Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Loyal North Lancashire Rgt
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1888 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/697, the
son of James & Margaret Thorpe (nee Jackson).   Baptised on the 8th April
1888 in St. Paul's P.C., Withington.      Son of James & Margaret Thorpe.  
Father's occupation - Traveller.

1891 Census - 22 Burton Road, Withington, Manchester - Son - aged: 3 -
born: Withington.   Head of household - Margaret Thorpe - Married - aged:
33 - occ: Charwoman - born: Withington.   Plus 1 lodger.  No Trace of his

1901 Census - 14 Hill Street, Withington, Manchester.   Son - aged: 13 -
born: Withington.   Head of household - Margaret Thorpe - Married - aged:
43 - occ: Laundress - born: Withington.

1911 Census - 8 Bradshaw Avenue, Withington, Manchester.    Son - aged: 23
- occ: Commercial Clerk - born: Withington.   Head of household - Margaret
Thorpe - Widow - aged: 53 - No occupation - born: Withington.   The record
shows that Margaret had produced three children but two of them had died by

WO363 - No Trace.   Formerly 5132 - 7th Battalion, Manchester Rgt.

Grandson of the late John Jackson, Green Lane, Timperley.     His Aunt
Annie, lived at Arcot, Bowdon.

Commemorated on the private family (grand-mother's) gravestone in Hale
Cemetery.  M.I. - "The supreme sacrifice".

M.I. in France "Supreme sacrifice, his life".   Buried with Sergeant A.J.F.
Pirouet - Royal Irish Rifles.

Death reported in the 22/09/1916 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

CWGC - Son of James & Margaret Thorpe of 18 Cooper Street, Withington,

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1917, which states
that he lived at "Arcot", Bowdon.

Pension Records - John Jackson Thorpe - Loyal North Lancashire Rgt.   Died
od wounds on the 9th September 1916.   Dependant: Mrs. Margaret Thorpe, 61
Rippingham Road, Withington, Manchester.  Awarded a weekly pension of 12/6d
w.e.f. the 17th July 1917.   Having lost all of her family, his mother died
in 1924, aged: 69.

Memorials found on:
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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