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

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

Of: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:Barbers Lather Boy and School
He enlisted in:
Remembered on:Grave/Panel of the memorial in Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth
Link with Hyde:Lived in Hyde


In the 1921 Cenotaph Unveiling Booklet the name Ernest Thornely (Spelt Ernest Thornley) is given, but it was actually his brother Reginald who served and died on board H.M.S "Invincible" at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

Some records incorrectly show the address as Godley, Lancashire.   See our notes on County Confusion.