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Name: Joseph HUNTER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Lance Corporal Initials: J Service No.: 3790
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : West Wylam, Northumberland. Age at Death: 23
Unit: 1st/7th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. (Territorial Force)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Alnwick, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 6 Mitchell Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Chevington Drift, Northumberland.
Civilian Employment: Miner (Colliery unknown)
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Tuesday 3rd October 1916
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: √Čtaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of William and Sarah Hunter of 6 Mitchell Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (formerly of Chevington Drift, Northumberland). Grandson of N and M Harrison of Prudhoe, Northumberland, and sweetheart of Jennie.
Notes : Joseph was a sniper with his Battalion during the war. Pre war he enjoyed the sport of shooting and was often seen around the local countryside shooting game birds. The sporting gun he used before going off to war is still held by the Hunter family of Crawcrook.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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