Private John Thomas Weldrake
Yorkshire Regiment (No.45248)
John Weldrake born 1897 in Thorne, enlisted in the Yorkshire( Princess of Wales’ Own) Regiment, Alexandra Depot. in 1917. His parents George William who was a butcher and Ann Elizabeth Weldrake lived at Moorville Farm, Thorne. John had two brothers Alfred Ernest and George Henry and son sister Ida.
A few weeks after enlisting John died on 11th April 1917 of pneumonia whilst at home. He was buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard Extension on 14th April after a service at Thorne Primitive Methodist Church.