WILLIAM THORNBER 

William THORNBER
Rank: Driver
Service Number:446340.
Regiment: 519th Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Died Monday 9th December 1918
Age 27
County Memorial Birkenhead
Commemorated\Buried Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
CountryEgypt

William's Story.

Birkenhead News 21 December 1918

DIED IN HOSPITAL

Mrs. Thornber of 152 Oliver street, Birkenhead is the recipient of information that her husband Driver Wm. Thornber of the Royal Engineers died of malaria in the 27th General Hospital, Egypt on December 9th last. Driver Wm. Thornber was formerly employed at David Evans, builders of Upton Road and joined the forces shortly after the outbreak of hostilities. He was drafted to Egypt, in July 1915. He was 27 years of age. A widow and two little girls are left to mourn his loss. He has two other brothers also serving, one in France and the other in Mesopotamia.