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World War One - Casualty List




Henry  George Thornby

aka  George Thornby



1884 Holloway, London (some accounts state Hastingleigh)

Service No.





6th Battalion East Kent Regiment - The Buffs.

Military Notes:

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, Albert, Emma, John, Alice & Annie Thornby.

1901 address: Court Lodge, Brabourne, Kent

1911 address: Cold Blow Farm, Hastingleigh

Father of George Henry Thornby born 19 May 1918 in Marylebone, died 2005 in Kent.

Civilian Occupation:

1901: Labourer in Brabourn


Ellen Wilcock 17 Feb 1918 at Godmersham



31 August 1918 aged 32 from wounds.


1. Buried Wye Churchyard (St. Gregory & St. Martin's)

NOT commemorated in Elmsted or Hastingleigh.

He is named, with his brother Albert Frank Thornby, on the plaque in Godmersham Church for WW1 casualties, as the family were living in Bilting after WW1.



  Army Medal Index Card for Henry George Thornby.


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

 The photo is of his war grave located at Wye church yard.