Thornton William James Pte 5382907

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Personnel Entry

Pte W J Thornton's CWGC headstone.
Pte W J Thornton's CWGC headstone.

Name Thornton William James
Army number 5382907
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born Glamorgan - date not known.
Age 0
Unit Enlisted in the Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry - date not known. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry, posted 11th Bn DLI. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 27/6/1944 while with 11th Battalion DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 27-Jun-44
Home address Resident of Bath. Son of Mr and Mrs Edward Thornton, husband of M L Thornton, West Croydon, Surrey. Buried Grave IV. E. 7. Fontenay-le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel.
Source table 11DLI