William Oliver Thrower1

M, #2522, b. Sep 1898, d. 18 Aug 1916
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FatherJames Thrower b. between 31 Mar 1863 and 30 Mar 1865, d. Dec 1912
MotherMary Turner b. between 31 Mar 1866 and 30 Mar 1868
     
     In the 1901 & 1911 Census, William Oliver Thrower is described as the nephew of James Thrower, however in the CWGC records he is described as the son of Mary Thrower. This relationship might take me a while to untangle!1
His birth was registered in the Sep 1898 quarter in the Bosmere registration district.2 William Oliver Thrower was the son of James Thrower and Mary Turner. William Oliver Thrower died on 18 Aug 1916 in Somme, France, at age 17; During WW1.3 As of 18 Aug 1916, William Oliver Thrower lived at Aspall, Suffolk, England.4 He has no known burial place, and is commemorated on a Commonwealth War Memorial on The Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France; Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.3

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
31 Mar 1901James ThrowerWilliam Oliver Thrower was listed as a member of the household of James Thrower in the 1901 census in Red House Farm, Aspall, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Mary Turner William Oliver Thrower is described as the Nephew of James Thrower.5
2 Apr 1911James ThrowerWilliam Oliver Thrower was listed as a member of the household of James Thrower in the 1911 census in Red House Farm, Aspall, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Mary Turner and Bessie Thrower William is described as James's Nephew. Who are his parents?6

Military History

  • On 18 Aug 1916 William Oliver Thrower was a Private, Serial Number 201115 (previously 3642) and served in the 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. William was awarded the Victory Medal and the British Medal.7,3
  • In 1919 William Oliver Thrower was a Private, Serial Number 3642 and served in the Suffolk Regiment.7
  • In 1919 William was awarded the Victory Medal.8
  • In 1919 William was awarded the British War Medal.8
  • He was commemorated on 24 Apr 1921 on The War Memorial, Aspall, Suffolk, England.9

Occupation

DateOccupation
2 Apr 1911School6
Last Edited=30 Dec 2016

Citations

  1. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG13; Piece: 1763; Folio: 134; Page: 5."
  2. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Sep 1898 Bosmere 4a 900."
  3. [S19] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org) "http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/816266/."
  4. [S241] Website Roll Of Honour - Suffolk County Council (http://apps.suffolk.gov.uk/roll_of_honour).
  5. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG13; Piece: 1763; Folio: 133; Page: 5."
  6. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG14; Piece: 10708; Schedule Number: 63."
  7. [S251] Medal Card of William Thrower, Suffolk Regiment, 1914-1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "unknown cd."
  8. [S251] Medal Card of William Thrower, Suffolk Regiment, 1914-1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll K/1/103 B17 Page 3310."
  9. [S422] Monumental inscription in the Church of (Inside the Church of St. Mary Of Grace) "unknown cd."