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Name: John William REAY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J W Service No.: 79553
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Longtown Cumberland. Age at Death: 24
Unit: 9th Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
Former Unit(s): 78049 3rd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers.
Place Enlisted: Gateshead, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Addison Colliery, Co. Durham
Home Address: 119 Cross Row, Addison Colliery, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 76 Addison Cottages, Addison Colliery, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Addison Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Wednesday 28th August 1918
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Addison Colliery War Memorial, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Meaulte Military cemetery, Somme, France. 1.E.18
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 4, 21st September 1918.
Family Details:
Son of William and Margaret Ann Reay, of 119 Cross Row, Addison Colliery, Co. Durham.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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