May 9, 1834, Cranbourne, Dorset, England.
December 26, 1916, Maida Hill, Paddington, England.
Thorne was a chorister at St. George’s, Windsor, under George Elvey. At age 12, he became assistant organist at Henley-on-Thames Parish Church, and assistant organist at Chichester Cathedral in 1863. He then played the organ at St. Patrick, Brighton; St. Peter, Onslow Gardens, South Kensington; St. Michael, Cornhill; St. Anne, Soho; and St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, until 1882. The Archbishop of Canterbury conferred his MusD degree in 1913. His works include: