Other names: Lionel Bernard
Locations in this story: Wimborne, DorsetFrance & FlandersRegina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, FranceSixpenny Handley, Dorset
Story: Lionel Bernard Thorne was born in 1889 in the registration district of Wimborne. He was the son of Tom Thorne, a Labourer, and Eliza Thorne. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and working as a Farm Labourer. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 9910). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 26th Sep 1916 and was buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt in France (grave id. IX.J.4). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.