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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Thomas Augustin Thorn
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   29 May 1945
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   61 Newtown Road, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1917
Page number: 259
Record number: 11667
Official at burial:
   E H Stenning
Source of information:
  Burial Register

Memorial Details

  Thomas Augustine THORN
  25 May 1945
  Headstone and kerb stone with corners
  Headstone: To the memory of our beloved parents / Thomas Augustine Thorn / passed away 25th May 1945 aged 63 years / Florence Mary Thorn /passed away 29th Dec 1957 aged 76 years
  Headstone flat on the grave, Just able to read
  NCH(G) 1
  01 July 2020
  JB & SK
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Florence Mary THORN



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Thomas Augustin Thorn
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattison
Date of source:    31 May 1945
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News







Well-Known Newbury Stonemason


The death occurred on Friday at his residence, 61, Newtown-road, Newbury, of Mr. Thomas Augustine Thorn, at the age of 63. He had been bedridden for three months, but was able to be taken out in a bath chair on VE Day, when he attended the Thanksgiving Service in the Market-place and saw the town decorations.


Mr Thorn was born at Newbury, and all his life had been in the business of a stone, monumental and architectural mason in the Newtown-road, which was founded by his father, Thomas Thorn, 50 years ago. Some time before his father’s death, he went into partnership with him, and then when this occurred about 12 years ago became the proprietor. It has now been taken over by the only son, Mr. Thomas Norman Thorn.


Mr. Thorn was hard-working and ambitious and was greatly respected. He was a volunteer in the old Berks Yeomanry, and then in the last war served in the R.E.’s, being wounded and gassed in France. He joined up the day war broke out and was not demobilised until March 28th, 1919. he was a keen gardener, was a member of the British Legion and a Freemason, belonging to the Victory and Porchester Lodges.


He is survived by a widow, one son, four daughters and nine grandchildren.


The funeral took place on Tuesday at St John’s Church, the vicar, Rev. E.H. Stenning, officiating.


The family mourners were: Mrs. Thorn (wife), Mr. T.N. Thorn (son), Mr. and Mrs. A. Lock and Mr. and Mrs. W. Marsh (sons-in-law and daughters), Mrs. Stanley Johns and Mrs. K. Pavier (daughters), Mr. Albert Thorn and Mr. Fred Thorn and Mr. Fred Thorn (brothers), Miss Dolly Thorn (sister), Mr. Fred Thorn (uncle), Mr. And Mrs. T. Evans and Mr. and Mrs. A. Samuels (brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law).


Newbury Weekly News 31 May 1945

Mrs P. p.83* N Ch(c)1

Died 25 May 1945 aged 63 Buried 29 May 1945

Bk 1917 p. 259 no. 11667 aged 63


*Mrs P and NWN spell Augustine with an e at the end. Other records spell the name as Augustin.


Note:  Thomas Thorn's brother RALPH ERNEST THORN was killed in action in WW1

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Thomas Augustin Thorn
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Thomas Augustin Thorn


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