image from 1918 Suffolk  Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 5th October 1918; age 26; Died – Pneumonia at No. 5 General Hospital, Rouen.

Residence: 11, Hill Street, Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. R. and W. Paul, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/25251

Regiment: Buffs (East Kent) Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


St. Sever Cemetery Extension,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Amy Thorrington; husband of Olive B. Sole (formerly Thorrington), of 11, Hill Street, Ipswich.




1901   43, Waterworks Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 8 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Charles Thorrington, 37, a Wood Sawyer, born Ipswich.

Amy Thorrington (nee Canham), 35, born Ipswich.

Charles Thorrington, 11, born Ipswich.

George James Thorrington, 4, born Ipswich.

Daniel Thorrington, 3, born Ipswich.

James Thorrington, 7months, born Ipswich.


1911   4, New Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 18 years old, a Mill Hand – Flour Mill. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Charles, 46, a Green Grocer – own account.

Amy, 42.

Charles, 21, a Mill Hand – Flour Mill.

George, 14, a General Labourer – Lawn Mower Works.

Daniel, 12.

James, 10.

Percy Edward Thorrington, 5, born Ipswich.

Albert Thorrington, 3, born Ipswich.

William Thorrington, 1, born Ipswich.

Robert Thorrington, 2, born Ipswich.

1 boarder – Eva Jessica Rivers, 19, the future wife of Charles.


In 1914, Ipswich, Arthur married Olive Blanche Coleman, born 1894, Ipswich.


Buffs (East Kent) Regiment, 1st Battalion

Posted in First World War

  1. Rosemary Thorrington says:

    I believe that Arthur James Thorrington is my great uncle as one of his brothers Robert Thorrington is my grandad.anyone with more information please get in contact. Thank you

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