1. Memorial:Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3III. G. 6.
2. Book:The Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918

Awards & Titles:

Military Cross

Military :


Unit :150th Company 
Attached : 
Action :The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele) 

Detail :

Probate Record: THORNE, Cornelius of Lovells Cottage, Terrington St. Clement, Norfolk - Captain East Surrey Regiment M.C., died 30th September 1916 in Flanders. Administration London, 9th January to Elizabeth Frances Thorne, widow. Effects £6106 3s 5d.

31 July - 10 November 1917. By the summer of 1917 the British Army was able for the first time to fight on its chosen ground on its terms. Having secured the southern ridges of Ypres at Messines in June, the main attack started on 31st July 1917 accompanied by what seemed like incessant heavy rain, which coupled with the artillery barrages conspired to turn much of the battlefield into a bog. Initial failure prompted changes in the high command and a strategy evolved to take the ring of ridges running across the Ypres salient in a series of 'bite and hold' operations, finally culminating in the capture of the most easterly ridge on which sat the infamous village of Passchendaele. The Official History carries the footnote ?The clerk power to investigate the exact losses was not available? but estimates of British casualties range from the official figure of 244,000 to almost 400,000. Within five months the Germans pushed the British back to the starting line, which was where they had been since May 1915.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Isaac Newton University No. 859 E.C.Cambridgeshire

3rd February 1914
28th April 1914
26th May 1914

Discrepancies (Require checks, clarity or further research) :

Records of United Grand Lodge show the records with the following annotation: "Killed in Action 30th Sept. 1916" - so not 16th August 1917. Confirmed by the Probate record

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