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Charles Ralph Thrale

Male 1888 - 1918  (30 years)


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  • Name Charles Ralph Thrale 
    Nickname Charlie 
    Birth 26 Apr 1888  New Marford, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth certificate
    Birth certificate
    Gender Male 
    Census 1891  [2
    Age: 2 years 
    UK census 1891
    UK census 1891
    Residence 1891  36 Hatfield Road, New Marford, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1901  [3
    Age: 12 years 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  12 High Street, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bricklayer 
    Age: 23 
    UK census 1911
    UK census 1911
    Occupation 11 Apr 1914  [4
    Bricklayer 
    Military Service 1918 
    Sapper 159009, 106th Field Coy., Royal Engineers 
    Residence 1918  74 Carvels Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 28 May 1918 
    • In Memory of CHARLES THRALE Sapper 159009 106th Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Tuesday 28th May 1918. Age 31.

      Additional Information: Son of William Thrale, of 1a, Butlin Rd., Luton, Beds., and the late Sophia Thrale; husband of Edith May Thrale, of 74, Cravells Rd., Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

      Commemorative Information - Cemetery: SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France Grave Reference/Panel Number: Location: The town of Soissons stands on the left bank of the River Aisne, approximately 100 kilometres north-east of Paris. The Soissons Memorial will be found in the public square. The memorial register is kept at the Mairie where it may be consulted. - Historical Information: The original British Expeditionary Force crossed the Aisne in August 1914 a few kilometres west of Soissons, and re-crossed it in September a few kilometres east. For the next three and a half years, this part of the front was held by French forces and the city remained within the range of German artillery. At the end of April 1918, five divisions of Commonwealth forces (IX Coprs) were posted to the French 6th Army in this sector to rest and refit following the German offensives on the Somme and Lys. Here, at the end of May, they found themselves facing the overwhelming German attack which, despite fierce opposition, pushed the Allies back across the Aisne to the Marne. Having suffered 15,000 fatal casualties, IX Corps was withdrawn from this front in early July but was replaced by XXII Corps, who took part in the Allied counterattack that had driven back the Germans by early August and recovered the lost ground. The Soissons Memorial commemorates almost 4,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom forces who died during the Battles of the Aisne and the Marne in 1918 and who have no known grave. The memorial was designed by G H Holt and V O Rees, with sculpture by Eric Kennington.
    Charles and Ralph Thrale St Albans Cathedral remembrance book
    Charles and Ralph Thrale St Albans Cathedral remembrance book
    Burial Soissons, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I140  UK Thrale family
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father William Thrale,   b. 16 Nov 1853, Hamwell Lane, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Jun 1931, 1a Butlin Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Sophia Jane McCulloch,   b. 27 Aug 1853, The Village, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Mar 1915, Luton, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years) 
    Marriage 21 Jun 1874  Saint Mary Magdelen, Bermondsey, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • CISSIE THRALE: From somewhere - I don't know the source - I had a Cissie Thrale (presumably diminutive for Cecilia) as a daughter of William Thrale and Sophia McCulloch, and that Cissie married G Squire and had 4 kids. Today I discovered reliable documentary evidence that Harriet Kate Sophia Thrale married George Squires. I have therefore transferred George and his kids to Harriet Kate Sophia. Clearly Cissie is not a diminutive of Harriet, Kate or Sophia. The question is whether Cissie exists. have found no record of her anywhere else. therefore I have deleted her. However I will leave a note here, just in case.

      JACK THRALE: From somewhere - I don't know the source - I also had a Jack Thrale as a son of William Thrale and Sophia McCulloch, and that Jack married married Rose White. Jack is a diminutive for John. I already have a John Thrale and I have documentary proof of his existence. John Thrale married Rosetta Wright, incredibly similar to Rose White. Therefore I have concluded that infact the untraceable Jack Thrale and Rose White are infact John Thrale and Rosetta Wright. However, just in case I am wrong, I have left this note here. [5]
    Marriage certificate
    Marriage certificate
    William Thrale and Sophia McCulloch
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith May Curl,   b. 1 Jan 1886-31 Mar 1886, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1918 (Age 32 years) 
    Marriage 11 Apr 1914  Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Agency: Parish Church 
    • Mariage witnessed by Thoephilus Nicolas Kelynack and Gladys Edith Pitkins [4]
    Marriage certificate
    Marriage certificate
    Residence 11 Apr 1914  Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Pimlico 
    Family ID F90  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 May 2010 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 Apr 1888 - New Marford, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - 36 Hatfield Road, New Marford, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Bricklayer,Age: 23 - 2 Apr 1911 - 12 High Street, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Agency: Parish Church - 11 Apr 1914 - Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Pimlico - 11 Apr 1914 - Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1918 - 74 Carvels Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Soissons, Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Birth certificate.

    2. [S8] Census - UK 1891.

    3. [S9] Census - UK 1901.

    4. [S28] Marriage certificate, Marriage certificate of Charles William Thrale and Edith May Curl (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S11] David H Thrale.

    6. [S2] Richard William Thrale, A New Thraliana, ((St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, Falconer Press, 1973)), page 120.

    7. [S18] GRO index (UK), June qtr 1874. St. Olave, 1d 342.