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Ordinary Telegraphist J. 37280 (Dev) Ernest THORNELY of H. M. S. "Invincible" Royal Navy

Killed in Action Wednesday 31st May 1916, at Sea in HMS Invincible, at the Battle of Jutland, age 18

Home address:54 High Street, Godley, Cheshire
Born:1898, Godley, Cheshire
Parents:Elizabeth H. Thornely and Frederick William Thornely of 54 High Street, Godley, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Assistant Sexton
He enlisted in:
Remembered:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth,  
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Ernest THORNLEY was too young to serve in the armed forces so, when enlisting, he gave his brother's details, thus adding two years to his age. This is why his service record gives his name as Reginald THORNLEY.