Personal information about Mahalah Thorn

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Mahalah Thorn
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   24 February 1911
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   Ashcroft, Newtown Road,, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 204
Record number: 8825
Official at burial:
   R Wickham Legg
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  Mahalah THORN
  Cross on 3 tiered base, 4 kerbstones
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  Top tier of base, East face: In Memoriam of / Mahalah / the beloved wife of / Thomas Thorn // Middle Tier of base, East face: At Rest, Feb. 19th. 1911 aged 51 years. // Bottom tier of base, East face: "I will lay me down in peace and take my rest." / Victor Cecil / the beloved child of the above / born Oct. 19th. 1902, at Rest Dec.14th. 1902./ "Of such is the kingdom of Heaven." // Top tier of base, South face: Also of Thomas Thorn, beloved husband of / Middle tier of base, South face: Edith Thorn who passed in 30th April 1931 / aged 76 years. // East kerbstone, outer slope: In Loving Memory of Ernest Ralph Thorn, killed in France April 7th. 1917 / aged 32 years. // East Kerbstone side: "Until the Day breaks." //
  Cross broken off & laid on grave. 2 kerbstones broken.East kerbstone with MI to Ernest Ralph Thorn found on ChNW24 & moved to correct grave.
    Mahalah Canning was born in Bagnor and married stonemason Thomason Thorn, living first in Oxford Rd, Speen, then Bartholomew Rd miving to Ashcroft, the house and yard in Newtown Rd next to the Cemetery. Ernest Ralph was a stonemason living in Queen's Rd in 1911 with wife Ethel and baby. He was also licensee at the Rokeby Arms, Newtown Rd. He served in the Yeomanry pre WW1 for 3 years and then was conscripted to the Royal Berks Regt in 1916. He was killed in France when his tent was hit during the night after the battle behind the frontline. His wife took over the Rokeby Arms for the duration of the War and remarried. His name is on the Newbury War Memorial for which his father was stonemason.He is also on the memorial in East Ilsley church where he married. Sources: Ancestry records & See for photos of Ernest, and grave in France with full NWN report and story.Photos and details on
  01 November 2017
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Other people list on this memorial

Victor Cecil  THORN
Thomas THORN
Ernest Ralph  THORN



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Mahalah Thorn
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    02 March 1911
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News




The funeral of the late Mrs. Thorn, of Ashcroft, Newtown road, who passed away on the 19th inst., at the age of 51 years, took place on Friday. The first part of the burial service was at St. John's Church, the Vicar (Rev. R. Wickham Legg) officiating. The coffin, of polished oak and brass mountings, was borne to the church on a hand bier under a canopy of floral tributes.

The mourners included the husband, Mrs. H. R. Rowell and Miss D.E. Thom (daughters), Messrs. T.A. Thorn, R.E. Thorn, A. Thorn, F.C. Thorn (sons) Mr. H. R. Rowell (son-in-law), Mrs. T.A. Thorn (daughter-in-law), Ann, Emma, and Alice (sisters), William, Charlie, Fred, Alfred and Walter (brothers-in-law), Kate, Lizzie and Nellie (sisters-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Thomas of Windsor, Mr. R. Hood, Mr. A. J. Bailey, Mr. W.J. Taylor, and others.

Newbury Weekly News 2 March 1911

Mahalah Thorn Buried 24 February 1911 Aged 51

 Bk 1899 p. 204. 8825

 "Until the day break." In memorium of Mahalah the beloved wife of Thomas Thom at rest Feb. 19th 1911 aged 51 years. "I will lay me down in peace and take my rest."

Victor Cecil, the beloved child of the above, born Oct. 19th 1902, at rest Dec. 14th 1902 "Of such is the kingdom of heaven."

Also of Thomas THORN, beloved husband of Edith THORN who passed away on 30th April 1931 aged 76 years. ILMO Ernest Ralph THORN killed in France April 7th 1917 aged 32 years.

Mrs P. page 94

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