Thornton, Douglas Saville


War Service:
2nd Lieutenant Thornton, Douglas Saville served with the 11th Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He was killed in action 1 October 1916 aged 20.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

Location of Memorial:
He was remembered on the Malvern House School Memorial which was destroyed in an air raid during the Second World War and on the roll of honour at

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Oliver Thornton, of 31, Fairfield Road, East Croydon. He was born in the spring of 1896 in the Sevenoaks RD.


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