THIRTLE, Alfred William

No.241266, Private, Alfred William THIRTLE
Aged 24

5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of Illness on Friday, 7th March 1919

Born in 1894 (2nd qtr Bury St.Edmunds 4a:747) son of George and Rosetta Jane THIRTLE (née SEATES)

1901 census...Aged 6, he was at 23 Out Westgate, Bury St.Edmunds with his father George THIRTLE [35] born Aylsham, Norfolk; his mother Rosetta [36]; sister Anne Jane [5] and Mary Rosalie [1]; brothers Herbert George [4] and Harry Robert; grandmother Martha SEATES [68]. All except his father were born in Bury St.Edmunds

1911 census...Aged 17, a baker's assistant, he was still at 23 Westgate Street with his parents; sisters Annie Jane (shop assistant), Mary Rosalie and Florence Martha [6]; brothers Herbert George (grocer's assistant), Harry Robert and Charles Frederick; grandmother Martha SEATES.

His brother Herbert died in France in 1916 see here

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds.

The British still had to maintain a guard on the Suez Canal after the war and Alfred was one of that garrison, dying of cardiac arrest in Cairo.

photo C.W.G.C.

Alfred Thirtle is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery Q:282

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