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Forename(s): George Thexton
Place of Birth: Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire
Service No: 171932
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 226th Siege Battery
Date of Death: 1918-02-18
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XXVII. E. 3A.
CWGC Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: AUSTWICK, YORKSHIRE
George Thexton Thistlethwaite was the son of John James and Ann Thistlethwaite, née Charnley. John was born at Ulverston, Lancashire and Ann at Bentham, Yorkshire.
1901 Austwick, Yorkshire Census: Main Street - George T. Thistlethwaite, aged 4 years, born Foredale, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire, son of John and Annie Thistlethwaite.
1911 Austwick, Yorkshire Census: Southwaite [sic] - George Thistlewaite [sic], aged 14 years, born Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire. [George was employed by Robert Dugdale, Farmer.]
The British Army Pension Record for Pte George Thistlethwaite, 13592, West Riding Regiment exists but may be incomplete. (George served for a short time with the 10th (Service) Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). [See: 'Craven Herald' 1 March 1918 and 'West Yorkshire Pioneer' 25 September 1914.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr George Thistlethwaite, 171932, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
THISTLETHWAITE, Gunner George, R.G.A., aged 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Thistlethwaite, Main Street, [Austwick], died of wounds received in action, 1917.
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Gunner George Thexton THISTLETHWAITE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery
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