Second Lieutenant Henry Guy Hanning Thorp

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Second Lieutenant Henry Guy Hanning Thorp

Henry Guy Hanning Thorp was born in Goole in 1895 and lived in the town before attending public school. His father, Henry Bell Hanning Thorp, was the Director of the Local Board and a prominent architect. His mother, Georgina, was born in Canada. By 1911 Henry Bell had moved to Doncaster but was still working in Goole.
In the months leading up to the First World War Henry Guy was touring Canada, visiting his mother’s relations but returned to England when war was declared. He joined 3rd Battalion KOYLI and was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in August 1914 serving in France from the beginning of March 1915.
His service was short as he was killed in action on 13th March 1915 at the age of 19. He was buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord.

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