See also

Family of Geoffrey Clifford Charles THORNTON and Beryl YORK

  • Husband:

  • Geoffrey Clifford Charles THORNTON (1913-2004)

  • Wife:

  • Beryl YORK (1918-1961)

  • Status:

  • Divorced

  • Marriage:

  • 18 Jan 1940

  • Portsmouth, Hants

  •  

  • Address: St Marks Church, Derby Road

  • Divorce:

  • 12 Oct 1948

  • Portsmouth, Hants

Husband: Geoffrey Clifford Charles THORNTON

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Geoffrey Clifford Charles THORNTON, c. 1944, age 31

  • Name:

  • Geoffrey Clifford Charles THORNTON

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Nickname:

  • Geoff

  • Father:

  • Charles William THORNTON (1882-1950)

  • Mother:

  • Minnie Alice BONFIELD (1888-1981)

  • Birth:

  • 6 Nov 1913

  • Dalston, London E

  •  

  • Address: 81 Lavender Grove

  • Residence:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 25)

  • Portsmouth, Hants

  •  

  • Address: 25 Fernhurst Road

  • Occupation:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 25)

  • Insurance Clerk

  • Residence:

  • 23 Feb 1943 (age 29)

  • Portsmouth, Hants

  •  

  • Address: 27 Doyle Court, 495 London Road, Hilsea

  • Service Record:

  • 23 Feb 1943 (age 29)

  • Enlisted at No.2 Recruiting Centre; Cardington, Beds

  •  

  • Address: RAF Cardington

  • Service Record:

  • 24 Feb 1943 (age 29)

  • Aircraft Hand; Cardington, Beds

  •  

  • Address: Maritime Balloon Command, RAF Cardington

  • Service Record:

  • Mar 1943 (age 29)

  • Stationed at No. 11 Recruiting Centre; Skegness, Lincs

  • Service Record:

  • 30 Apr 1943 (age 29)

  • Stationed at No.24 Air Sea Rescue; Skegness, Lincs

  • Service Record:

  • 19 Dec 1943 (age 30)

  • Stationed at 4 Company Operational Training Unit

  • Service Record:

  • 31 Dec 1943 (age 30)

  • Coastal Command, 2nd Class; Cardington, Beds

  •  

  • Address: Maritime Balloon Command, RAF Cardington

  • Service Record:

  • 30 Oct 1944 (age 30)

  • Stationed at RAF Cardington; Cardington, Beds

  • Service Record:

  • 20 Nov 1944 (age 31)

  • Stationed at No. 5 Radio School; Compton Bassett, Wilts

  • Service Record:

  • 31 Dec 1944 (age 31)

  • Aircraftman, 2nd Class

  • Service Record:

  • 3 Jan 1945 (age 31)

  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant

  • Service Record:

  • 18 Jan 1945 (age 31)

  • Stationed at No.2 Personnel Despatch Centre; Morecambe, Lancs

  • Service Record:

  • 14 Apr 1945 (age 31)

  • Sent abroad

  • Service Record:

  • 30 Apr 1945 (age 31)

  • Stationed at 22 Personnel Transit Centre; Almaza, Egypt

  • Service Record:

  • 5 Jul 1946 (age 32)

  • Returned to UK

  • Service Record:

  • 15 Jul 1946 (age 32)

  • Stationed at 104 Personnel Despatch Centre; Cannock Chase, Staffs

  •  

  • Address: RAF Hednesford

  • Service Record:

  • 25 Sep 1946 (age 32)

  • Transferred to General Reserve

  • Residence:

  • 13 Oct 1948 (age 34)

  • Portsmouth, Hants

  •  

  • Address: 495 London Road, Hilsea

  • Occupation:

  • c. 1950 (age 36-37)

  • Fire Insurance Officer; Cardiff, S Glamorgan

  • Beneficiary:

  • 3 Jun 1950 (age 36)

  • Beneficiary in probate of the will of Charles William THORNTON

  • Service Record:

  • 6 Nov 1958 (age 45)

  • Retired from General Reserve

  • Death:

  • 18 Jul 2004 (age 90)

  • Ewell, Surrey

  •  

  • Cause: Cancer

    Address: 8 Portway Crescent

  • Cremation:

  • 22 Jul 2004

  • Merton, London SW

  •  

  • Address: North East Surrey Crematorium (Lawn of Remembrance Plot 66)

Wife: Beryl YORK

  • Name:

  • Beryl YORK

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Father:

  • -

  • Mother:

  • -

  • Birth:

  • 27 Jun 1918

  • Portsmouth, Hants

  • Residence:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 21)

  • Fratton, Hants

  •  

  • Address: 55 Lucknow Street

  • Occupation:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 21)

  • Wholesale Grocer

  • Residence:

  • 1961 (age 42-43)

  • Bedhampton, Hants

  •  

  • Address: 53 Hulbert Road

  • Death:

  • 25 Aug 1961 (age 43)

  • Cosham, Hants

  •  

  • Cause: Multiple Sclerosis

    Address: QA Hospital

  • Probate:

  • 30 Oct 1961

  • London

  •  

  • Value of Estate £467 0s 2d

Note on Wife: Beryl YORK

Mum says remarried but no info. Subsequently proved that she didn't but, in fact, wanted to get back with Dad. He declined.

 

Apparently she loved to wear long dresses and was an accomplished pianist

 

Probate record describes her as a single woman and leaves estate to Gladys York, widow. Per the 1939 War Record, Gladys was her mother. Her father was Philip H York, Shipwright. Also at the address, 55 Lucknow Street (just off Fratton Bridge) was brother Alan and sister Peggy.