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Born: 10 February 1895, Shipley
Died: 3 September 1916, Somme
Address: 15 Howard Street, Shipley
Parents: William & Mary Elizabeth
Siblings: Hetty, Bertha, Wilfred, William, Miriam
Occupation: textile worker spinning (1911)
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley; Thiepval Memorial
Regiment: West Yorkshire
Sydney Thornton
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Sydney was the fourth of six children, all born in Shipley, of Staveley- born William Thornton and his wife Mary Elizabeth who had been born in Deptford, London. Judging by the age of their eldest child, Hetty, the couple had moved to Shipley sometime in the late 1880s. On 14 September 1917 the family put an In Memoriam notice in the Shipley Times & Express:
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