NameCharles Thornton, SN 1985, Service RecordBiographyDate of Birth: 24 January 1897, Kilcoy (Qld.)
Date of Death: 18 August 1982, Queensland
Buried: Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens, Holland Park, Queensland
Charles was the son of Alexander Thornton and Elizabeth Brown who lived at Glenfern, Kilcoy, Queensland. His father had died in 1904 in Kilcoy. Charles was 19 years old, working as a timber getter and living at Woodford, Queensland, when he enlisted on 13 January 1916. His unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Clan McGillivray on 1 May 1916 and he returned to Australia on 6 April 1919. Charles married Edith Nellie Stevens in October 1924 and they settled in Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, Queensland.Date01 January 1914 - 31 December 1920CustodianNational Archives of Australia - 01 Feb 1998 - PresentLocation of originalsOriginals held by the National Archives of Australia- NAA: B2455, THORNTON CHARLESLanguageEnglishOriginal formatLink to external source : Paper files and documents
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