Double Bereavement In The Thring Family

Andover Advertiser 29th November 1918

WAR HERO DIES FROM PNEUMONIA – We regret to report the death from pneumonia of Sergeant Frederick George Thring, son of Mr and Mrs Thring of the Post Office, who succumbed on Tuesday to an attack of pneumonia, which only lasted seven days. He was in Australia when war broke out, but on 11th  August 1914, he joined the 20th Battalion A.I.F. and saw much service in German New Guinea, Gallipoli, Egypt, Sinai Desert and France. He was twice wounded and received his discharge in Australia 2nd August 1917. In March of this year he and his wife left the Antipodes to come to England, and when nine hours from Liverpool the ship was torpedoed and they lost   everything. Much sympathy is extended to the young wife and the other relatives. At the time of writing the deceased’s father was lying very ill with the same complaint.


Andover Advertiser 13th December 1918

DEATH OF MR THRING – It is our painful duty this week to report yet another death in the Thring family, that of Mr Thring who passed away after a somewhat prolonged and painful illness during Monday night. No wonder those who are left are overwhelmed in their great grief, for this is the third bereavement within a year. Towards the end of 1917 a son lost his life in the war. About three weeks ago Sergeant Thring, of the Australian Imperial Forces, who had seen service in German New Guinea, Gallipoli, Egypt, Sinai Desert and France, been twice wounded, and once   torpedoed, died at his parents’ home of pneumonia following influenza, and their father now has passed out of a world of pain. The sympathy of a very large number of friends and villagers will go out to the bereaved ones in their great trouble, and our prayer is that God will comfort them in their sorrow.


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Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.

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