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Joseph Beckwith Thornicroft


(d.15th Jun 1915)

Joseph Thornicroft a Civilian Sea-going Engineer, died age 31 as a result of an air raid on his place of work in Jarrow. He is buried in Jarrow Cemetery. Born in 1883 in Jarrow, he was the son of Joseph H. and Ellen Thornicroft (nee Beckwith) of Jarrow

Thornicroft immediate family: Joseph H. Thornicroft born 1859 Wolverhampton (occupation Iron Ship Rivetter 1889 - Foreman Iron Ship Plater 1901 residence 38 Clayton Street Jarrow 1891 - 90 Albert Road Jarrow 1901 - 55 Northbourne Road Jarrow 1911). Ellen Thornicroft (nee Beckwith) born 1863 Jarrow. Joseph Beckwith Thornicroft born 1883 Jarrow (occupation Sea-going Engineer). John T. Thornicroft born 1885, Matthew Thornicroft born 1889, Nellie Thornicroft born 1890, William Thornicroft born 1896, Mary Thornicroft born 1901.

Joseph Beckwith Thornicroft born 1883 Jarrow, occupation Sea-going Engineer, married 22nd February 1911 Jarrow, died 15th June 1915 Jarrow. Elizabeth E. H. (Cissie) Thornicroft (nee Hall) born 1888 South Shields Thomas Parker Thornicroft born 1912 Jarrow, occupation Head teacher of Monkton County Junior School, died 1999 South Shields. Ellen Beckwith Thornicroft born 1915 Jarrow. Thomas Parker Thornicroft born 1912 Jarrow occupation Head teacher of Monkton County Junior School, married 3rd August 1936 Jarrow, Freda D. Thornicroft (nee Wise) residence 40 Cauldwell Place South Shields 2008. Aileen Thornicroft born 1939 South Shields, died 12th December 2007 Whitley Bay. Joan Thornicroft born 1947 Durham North (was this South Shields). Aileen Thewles (nee Thornicroft) born 1939 South Shields, married Alan Thewles on 7th March 1959 Jarrow. Joan Fawcett (nee Thornicroft) born 1947 Durham North (was this South Shields) married Richard Fawcett on 12th April 1969 in Jarrow. Ellen Beckwith Deakin (nee Thornicroft) born 1915 Jarrow married Thomas W. Deakin on 12th March 1932 had two sons.

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