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Private Chester Arthur Thornton
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 8, 1916

Casualty of the Great War, Chester was an American citizen who came to England to serve with the British forces before USA entered the war. He served under the alias,Private Michael O'Brien, with the 1st/8th Bn.The King's (Liverpool Regiment)Service No:307203.

He was 20 and the son of Mrs. R. A. Thornton of 20052, Second Avenue, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.He married in England less than a year before he was killed;
Marriages Mar 1916
Oakley Gertrude Thornton Fylde 8e 1263
Thornton Chester A Oakley Fylde 8e 1263

Gertrude Oakley subsequently re-married and became Gertrude Thorpe of 61 Spencer St., Barnsley.

Thiepval Memorial
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.
Maintained by: IWPP Custodial Account
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Dec 01, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12572116
Private Chester Arthur Thornton
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At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
- Barnsley War Memorials Project
 Added: Dec. 13, 2015

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