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Name: William RAMSHAW
Casualty No.: Ranks: Lance Corporal Initials: W Service No.: 10244
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 24
Unit: 14th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 22 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 12 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Hewer at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 14th August 1916
Place of Death: Arras, France.
Battle/Campaign:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France, Bay 2-3
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 30th September 1916.
Family Details:
Only son of John and Rebecca Ramshaw, of 22 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Sisters: Florence Ann, and Elizabeth Jane.
Notes : William began his working life at the age of fourteen at Emma Colliery on 31st October 1905. He enlisted in the colours on 22nd September 1914. He was single and lived with his parents.
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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