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Offline Comberton

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Re: Henry Thornton
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 23 May 19 16:50 BST (UK) »
1871
Kensington Town home of L/Corporal of Royal Horse Guards

Henry Thornton b 1819 Reigate, Surrey
50 widower
Regimental batman Royal Horse Guards
and
Henry Thornton jr b 1852 Windsor 19 unmarried footman
Looking to see if he is the son

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Re: Henry Thornton
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 23 May 19 17:15 BST (UK) »
He appears nice and regularly in the censuses, I mentioned the 1861 where he is to be found, described as already married,  but I couldn't find his wife.  Good spot of the wife's name.

In 1871 he is a batman on the personal staff living at the home of Lieutenant Colonel Duncan James Baillie of the Royal Horse Guards (later Lt General D J Baillie).

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Re: Henry Thornton
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 23 May 19 17:26 BST (UK) »
Windsor & Eton Express 6th February 1875
Death Of An Old Soldier
Henry Thornton, a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards died at the Regents Park Barracks a few days ago. He was the oldest soldier serving in the Household Brigade of Cavalry, and would have completed 39 years of service on Thursday, the day of his funeral.
He had been for nearly 26 years the faithful and attached servant of Colonel Duncan Baillie, by whom (as well as by all others connected with the Regiment) he was most deservedly respected and deeply regretted, for his unusual good conduct and kindness of heart.
He was buried on Thursday at Brompton Cemetery with full military honours. The funeral was attended by Colonel Baillie, his children and servants, as well as several officers of the Regiment.

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Re: Henry Thornton
« Reply #12 on: Friday 24 May 19 01:02 BST (UK) »
Wonderful! Thank you so much to all have contributed.
Kathryn.