Wednesday 19 May 2021

Darton, Matthew Thornton Bench & Memorial


Photo taken 10 August 2020 by Nigel Croft

Private Matthew Thornton, aged 28 years, was killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan on 9 November 2011. He was buried at Darton later in the month. 

This installation was erected by Matthew's family. The Yorkshire Regiment Association memorial bench to Matthew is nearby. 

The inscription reads:

In Loving Memory of
A True Hero, Soldier, Brother and Loving Son,
Pte. Matthew Adam Thornton
3rd Nov 1983 - 9th Nov 2011
"Our hearts and love are with you forever,
You will never be forgotten."


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