Christopher Thrall war grave

  • Posted on: 15 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Lance Corporal L/20383 from the 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers who died on Tuesday 24th February 1920. Age 28.

Category Description
Additional Information: Husband of Edith Thrall, of 82, Truman St., Peas Hill Rd., Nottingham.
Cemetery: Nottingham General Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: 18517
Historical Information: During the two world wars, the United Kingdom became an island fortress used for training troops and launching land, sea and air operations around the globe. There are more than 170,000 Commonwealth war graves in the United Kingdom, many being those of servicemen and women killed on active service, or who later succumbed to wounds. Others died in training accidents, or because of sickness or disease. The graves, many of them privately owned and marked by private memorials, will be found in more than 12,000 cemeteries and churchyards. Many of the 332 First World War burials in Nottingham General Cemetery were made from the Bagthorpe War Hospital and other war hospitals in the city. More than 100 of these graves form a war plot, with the names of the dead inscribed on an adjoining screen wall. There are also ten Second World War burials in the cemetery, and one Belgian war grave.


I noticed you had the regiment missing from your transcription. Regiment is: 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers


Duncan Wier