Walter Alexander Thistlethwaite

1913–1983 (Age 69)
Tent Hill, Queensland, Australia

The Life of Walter Alexander

When Walter Alexander Thistlethwaite was born on 5 October 1913, in Tent Hill, Queensland, Australia, his father, Kenneth Thistlethwaite, was 34 and his mother, Janet Sarah Pollock, was 31. He married Ada Blanche Clarke on 2 May 1938, in Queensland, Australia. He died on 1 August 1983, in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 69, and was buried in Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia.

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Walter Alexander Thistlethwaite
Ada Blanche Clarke
Marriage: 2 May 1938

Spouse & Children

2 May 1938
Queensland, Australia

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World Events (7)


Age 1

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Age 5

Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

Age 26

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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