1890 Oct/Dec born Heaton, Northumberland, England
1891 census living at grandmothers house. His father Robert Edward Thorp is now a widower. Dene Head House, Ryton
1901 census at Dene Head House, Ryton, with grandmother
1911 census still at grandmother's house.
1912 Nov 20. Commissioned Andrew Fenwick Thorp, late Cadet, Oxford University Contingent, Officers Training Corps.
1914 Aug 29 Landed France. He appears to have been taken POW, and may have been in a Brussels hospital.
1917 Jan 1 O.T.C.—Lt. A. F. Thorp to be Capt.in Gazette on 29 July 1919. A retrospective promotion while in captivity
1918 Feb 7 Part of a group of POWs released from Germany
1919 Sep 6. Engagement announced to Mary Primrose Deane
1919 Oct/Dec the wedding takes place in Dublin
1920 Jun 1 Special Appointment Cl GG Capt. A. F. Thorp, Res. of Off., O.T.C. 1st June 1920. Gazette
British Intelligence in Dublin Castle