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Tracing a foreign marriage...poss French


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I've not tried to trace any of my foreign roots yet as I'm not really sure how to go about it, my first one I'd like to find out about is the marriage of

Henry Norman Thornton b1896 Fulham, London to a French woman called Lucie (assuming that spelling) - we know literally nothing about her - Henry died in 1971 I think and she outlived him and apparently went back to France.
While they were in the UK they lived in Midhurst, Sussex I think.

If I had to guess I'd say they married late-ish and had no children, and Henry was busy fighting in WW1 and travelling about in WW2 as he was an Air Vice Marshall at one point, so flitting from place to place and his cards etc never mention a wife. We've no idea how they met.

From a passenger list in 1955 he's listed as married, but so far that's the only clue I have on date.

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