He became a Chaplain to the British Armed Forces in 1906 serving in Shorncliffe, southern Africa  and Aldershot before gallant service in World War I where he was Mentioned in Despatches twice and awarded the OBE and CBE. He was Staff Officer to the Chaplain-General at the War Office from 1916 to 1921 and then Chaplain at the Royal Military Chapel, London.
He was Assistant Chaplain-General, Western Command from 1924 and an Honorary Chaplain to the King from 1926 – 1935. He was then from 1935 – 1939 successively Chaplain to Kings George V, Edward VIII and George VI.   After further commands with the Southern Command and the Aldershot Command he was Chaplain-General to the British Armed Forces (and also Chaplain of the Tower of London) from 1931 to 1939.
- The Edinburgh Gazette 5 January 1934
- The National Archives
- His father was the Rev. A. C. E. Thorold, MA, Who was Who ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
- University Intelligence. Oxford, 3 March The Times Friday, 4 Mar 1898; pg. 11; Issue 35455; col A
- ”The Clergy List” London, Kellys, 1913
- The London Gazette 3 July 1926
- The Times, Thursday, 8 Feb 1940; pg. 11; Issue 48534; col E Obituary The Rev. Dr. E.H. Thorold
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