THORPE, Christopher

✟ ß Щ Joined Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry, later Derbyshire Yeomanry, of 2/1, then 2/2 Notts & Derbys Mounted Brigade. Some 165 men and four officers from the regiment were drafted to France to reinforce the 14 Bn D.L.I., in October 1916. 42963 Pte Thorpe received his wounds in action in France, and died on 31/3/1917 age 24. (there is some discrepancy about his age). Grave; Bethune Town Cemetery, France.  b 1893 & baptised at Hathersage, son of Charles and Mary (b Hathersage). The family lived at Kimber Court for many years. Brother of Charles Henry, George Elliott (who went to Greens House Farm) and Joseph. Sister Annie married Frank Hutchinson, Brown Hills Farm, Fulwood.