Help identify First World War Memorial soldier

T Thorne First World War SoliderSouth Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC) are asking for your help to identify a First World War solider whose name appears on Yeovil’s War Memorial.

T Thorne died in the First World War but has never been positively identified. Staff from CHAC are hoping that someone may remember his family or may have heard of him and will come forward to give information needed to identify him and enable him to be properly remembered.

Mr Thorne was a member of the Yeovil Military Band and was pictured in 1913 holding a cornet. He therefore lived in Yeovil for at least a year before the War broke out.

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said, “Our heritage service do a fantastic job when appealing for information about people and objects, but they can’t complete the job without the help of you – the public. If you know any information about this First World War soldier, please let us know. We want to know more about him and help to properly remember him”.

CHAC had success with a previous plea for information on a First World War soldier. C E Webb turned out to be Cecil Webb, who worked at Wests Department Store in Yeovil after the First World War. He had been a stretcher bearer in the war and was captured by the Germans.

If you wish to contact CHAC with information regarding the identity of Mr T Thorne, please do not hesitate to contact staff on 01935 462886 or by e-mail at [email protected].