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Name: Percy James HOLDEN
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: P J Service No.: 159371
Date of Birth : 31/03/1889 Place of Birth : Haydon Bridge, Northumberland. Age at Death: 29
Unit: 200th Bn Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Former Unit(s): Formerly 2596 Durham Light Infantry.
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. 16th September 1916 .
Place of Residence: West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 8 South Beech Grove, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Hewer at Emma Colliery (from 18th June 1902).
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Wednesday 7th October 1981
Place of Death: France
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Robert Young Memorial Methodist Church, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Reference IV. F. 1
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 5, 9th November 1918.
Family Details:
Son of Jane Holden of 8 South Beech Grove, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (a native of Allendale, Northumberland). Brothers: John Joseph Holden, coal miner; Thomas William Holden, both born in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland. Sisters: Ethel Agnes, born in Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, and Annie Katie, born in Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel records, at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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