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Name: William READER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: W Service No.: 30525
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : West Auckland, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 15th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: York, Yorkshire.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Fell View, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 22nd October 1917
Place of Death: Belgium.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Crawcrook Primitive Methodist Centenary Church, Roll of Honour.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 3
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Husband of Mrs Reader, of Fell View, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Two Children. Parents, brothers and sisters.
Notes : William's name is recorded in the Register of Workmen, Emma Colliery, 1913-1956, but gives no details regarding his date at starting, date of birth, occupation in the pit.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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