THORPE Chart 0302

This is a Chart for Frank Thorpe and Gertrude Kate Box

 

married 
7th September 1913
All Saints
 Childshill
Hendon,
 Middlesex
registered
September quarter
1913
Hendon district
Middlesex 

 

1
FRANK THORPE

born 
15th October 1889
Cranleigh
Surrey
(Cranleigh, Surrey - birth place given for war service)
registered
December quarter
1889
Hambledon district
Surrey
baptised
29th December 1889
St Nicolas
Cranleigh
Surrey
occupation
1911 Carpenter
1916-1918 Joiner 
occupation given at war service
military
WWI
Service Number
F11383
Ship first and last served on
President II
5th February 1916 to 31st March 1918
died 
3rd March 1939
registered
 March quarter 1939 
Croydon district
 Surrey 
Aged 49
administration
15th April 1939
London
to
Gertrude
Kate 
THORPE
widow
will
175 5s. 5d.

 

2
GERTRUDE KATE BOX

born 
December quarter 1887 
Frant, Sussex 
(registered as Gertrude Kent BOX)
occupation
1911 Assistant Baker and Confectioner
died 
20th October 1944
8 Sunny Bank
South Norwood
Surrey
by 
V2 Rocket
registered
December quarter 1944
Croydon district
Surrey
administration
7th December 1944
Llandudno
of
Gertrude
Kate
THORPE
widow
who is believed to have been killed through war operation on 
20 October 1944 and whose dead body was found 
on 21 October 1944
to
Frederick
Jack
THORPE
flight-lieutenant
RAF
will
772 9s. 9d.


3
Frederick 
Jack
THORPE
born
12th February 1914
Lambeth district
 Surrey
died
11th June 1982
registered
June quarter 1982
  Chichester district
Sussex
Aged 68

married
2nd April
1943
Croydon district
Surrey
Audrey
Hilda
FOSSEY
4
Ida 
Betty 
THORPE
born
March quarter 1916
Lambeth district
 Surrey
died
20th October 1944
Croydon General Hospital
Croydon, Surrey
registered
December quarter 1944
 Croydon district
 Surrey 
Aged 28
administration
9th December 1944
Llandudno
to
Frederick
Jack
THORPE
flight-lieutenant
R.A.F.
will
790 19s. 1d.
  1. 1889 Cranleigh, Surrey (baptism of Frank)
    1891 Census - The Village Post Office, Cranleigh, Surrey
    1901 Census - Ewhurst Road, Cranleigh, Surrey.
    1911 Ewhurst Road, Cranleigh, Surrey.
  2. 1891 Police Station, Colborne Street, Cuckfield, Sussex Father Fredrick Wm (26) Police Constable born Withyham Sussex, mother Ida Catherine (29) born Wonston, Hampshire
    1901 70, Western Road, Lewes St Ann, Lewes, Sussex, Father Fredrick W (36) Police Constable born Withyham Sussex, mother Ida C (38) born Sutton Scotney, Hampshire
    1911 5 Brighton Place Church Road Burgess Hill, Keymer Urban, Sussex, Father Fredrick W (46) Driving and Coffee Rooms Keeper born Withyham Sussex, mother Ida Catherine (48) Helps in above, born Sutton Leotney, Hampshire (on the 1911 census Ida is shown as having been married 24 years and having had 1 child who was still living)
    Notes
    Information from Hilary WALKER 24 August 2003
    Direct Hit on their house by V2 rocket in South Norwood, London. Betty was making the last preparations for her marriage and Audrey, who would have been her sister-in-law, came back on leave from the RAF to find a pile of rubble where the house should have been. All they found of Gertie was her wedding ring; Betty was found in the garden, dead, but completely unmarked."
    1944 UK WWII Civilian Deaths. THORPE Gertrude Kate, aged 54: of 8 Suney Bank, South Norwood. Widow of Frank THORPE 20 October 1944 at 8 Sunny Bank
    UK Memorial Books
    The Croydon Roll of Honour
    THORPE Gertrude Ida, Civilian
    b. '92 Res, 8, Sunneybank
  3. 1982 Cleeve Lodge, Bushfield, Plaistow, Billingshurst, Sussex (address given at probate)
  4. THORPE Ida Betty Civilian
    b '16 Res., 8 Sunneybank by e.a., together with Gertrude Ida THORPE, 20 Oct, '44
    Information from Hilary WALKER 24 August 2003
    Direct Hit on their house by V2 rocket in South Norwood, London. Betty was making the last preparations for her marriage and Audrey, who would have been her sister-in-law, came back on leave from the RAF to find a pile of rubble where the house should have been. All they found of Gertie was her wedding ring; Betty was found in the garden, dead, but completely unmarked."
    1944 UK WWLL Civilian Deaths. THORPE Ida Betty, aged 28 of 8 Sunny Bank, South Norwood. Daughter of Gertrude Kate and the late Frank THORPE. Injured 20 October 1944 at 8 Sunney Bank; died same day at General Hospital.
    SE25
    Information of V2 on South Norwood on 20th October 1944
    Croydon V2 South Norwood, Sunnybanks
    20/10/1944
    This was the sole V2 in the area a direct hit on 9-10 Regina Road Sunnybanks. It has been reported that it "Exploded under the foundations with such as force that the houses simply disappeared leaving behind only a water filled crater 23 feet in diameter and 14 feet deep"
    Details on administration of Ida Betty THORPE
    THORPE Ida Betty of 8 Sunny Bank South Norwood Surrey spinster died 20 October 1944 at Croydon General Hospital Croydon Surrey adminisration Llandudno 9 December to Frederick Jack Thorpe flight-lieutenant R.A.F. Will 790 19s. 1d.

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