THARBY, William

No.14370835, Gunner, William THARBY
Aged 35

75 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died of Illness on Tuesday, 24th July 1945

William Tharby was born in Cavendish (Sudbury Q1-1910 4A:879), son of William and Mary Elizabeth THARBY (née PURDY).

1911 census...Aged 1, he was at High Street, Cavendish with his father William THARBY [27] signalman GE Railway born Little Downham, Cambs; his mother Mary Elizabeth [25] and sister Hilda Mary [3] both born in Cavendish. CWGC have him three years older

He married Daisy Ellen PLAYLE in 1936. She has not been found in the 1936 register (possibly a closed record). They may have moved as two of three children of a Tharby/Playle marriage had births registered in Newmarket and these are more than likely closed records.
In 1939 his parents, father an LNER signalman [1883] and mother a railway gate woman [1885] were at Gate House, Park View, Cavendish with his sister Ethel, a cook [1912] (later to marry PARKER) and brother Leslie F [1926] scholar. There is one closed record

He died of diptheria. He was initially buried in Margraten American Cemetery in Netherlands, but moved to Overloon on 1st May 1947

William Tharby is buried in Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands grave 4:A:9

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