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Henry Worth Thornton

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Sir Henry Worth Thornton (1871- )

1922 K.B.E., B.Sc., M.Inst.C.E., M.P.W.Inst., General Manager, G.E. Railway.; b. 1871; s. of Henry C. Thornton, of Newtown, Penna., U.S.A. Ed. St. Paul's Sch., Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.A.; University of Pennsylvania. Career: 1916—Commissioned as Lt.-Col. in Eng. and Railway. Staff Corps; March 26, 1917—Deputy-Director of Inland Waterways and Docks, War Office; May 26, 1917—Asst. Director-General, Movements and Railways., War Office, with temporary rank of. Col.; Deputy-Director-General, and later Brig.-General; 1919—Inspector-General of Transportation with temporary rank of Major-General, Jan., 1919. Decorations, K. B. E.; Cross of Officer of the Order of Leopold; American D.S.M.; French Legion of Honour. Clubs: Junior Athenaeum; Royal Automobile; Queen's; Mid-Surrey Golf; Bishops Stortford Golf; Lotos, New York; Travellers' (Paris). Address: Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street, E.C. (temporarily). T. A.: " Eastman, Rail., London." T. N.: 412 and 3140, London Wall.

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