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World War One - Casualty List



Albert Frank Thornby


aka Frank Thornby



18 April 1894 Hastingleigh

Service No.





7th Battalion East Kent Regiment
"A" Company

Military Notes:

Captured prisoner of War 18 Nov 1916 at the Somme.

Family Notes:


Son of Henry George Thornby and

Phoebe Ann Hetty Thornby (nee Dodd),

who married in Wye and were resident in Hinxhill during the War years.

Brother of William, George, Emma, John, Alice & Annie Thornby.

(George Thornby is the next casualty linked from this page)

1901 address: Rock Cottage, Hinxhill, Kent

1911 address: Pested Farm, Challock

Civilian Occupation:

1911: Horseman on farm 





1 April 1917 aged 23 as a POW (prisoner of war.)


1.     Cologne Southern Cemetery Grave reference X.F.10

NOT commemorated in Elmsted or Hastingleigh.

He is named, with his brother George Thornby , on the plaque in Godmersham Church for WW1 casualties.



  Army Medal Index Card for Albert Frank Thornby.


  WW1 memorial plaque inside St. Lawrence the Martyr Church - Godmersham, Kent.

  International Committee of the Red Cross - two documents relating to Frank Thornby as a prisoner of war.
  Note the spelling of Astinglea (Hastingleigh) and the year of birth is 1 year out - 1894 not 1895.