THORPE Arthur Reginald

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Sergeant Arthur Reginald Thorpe, of 3rd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, was born in Uppingham, the the son of Herbert and Harriet Thorpe of Beast Hill. He was a member of the church choir and played the cello. Arthur was a schoolmaster, first as a pupil teacher at Uppingham School, afterwards assistant master at Luton, and then at Westerham, Kent. Some years later he returned to Uppingham as assistant master. He joined the army on 1 March 1916 and went out to France in July the next year. After serving abroad for six months, he was injured and sent home. He died from 'flu on 4 November 1918, at the Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, Cottingham Road, Hull. He was buried in the New Northern Cemetery, Hull, grave 65.4, and is remembered on Uppingham's war memorial.

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A photo of Arthur's grave in the New Northern Cemetery in Hull. Interesting to note that the inscription on the grave includes his parents name and also his home town.I'm holding his Commonwealth War Grave Certificate.I took a detour to see his grave in March, I was on route to a Battalion Reunion in Cleethorpes.You will not be forgotten by the people of Uppingham Arthur, may you Rest in Peace.
By Rutland Poacher on Monday 16th June '14 at 9:39pm

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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