According to his attestation papers dated October 30, 1915 in Toronto, Robert Hinde Thorley was born on June 6, 1891 in Liverpool, England. He listed his mother Annie Jane Thorley at 1 Cobden Street, Albert Avenue, Hull, England has his next of kin. At the time he was living at 23 Lark Street, Toronto. He listed his occupation as "compositor" and indicated that he had no previous military experience. He was 24 years and 4 months of age and was 5 feet 5 3/4 inches in height. He had blue eyes, dark brown hair and a medium complexion. He had a small mole in the centre of his chest and another 2 inches above his navel.
His brother Daniel also enlisted.
According to a researcher of this family Daniel and Robert's parents were George Thorley and Hannah Jane Hinde Thorley. His brother Daniel and his wife Edith Emily Jarvis Thorley immigrated to Canada in 1910 sometime after their marriage on March 11, 1910 (Parish of the Transfiguration, Hull, York, England). Perhaps Robert came with them?