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Name: William IRWIN
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: W Service No.: 1041
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Gateshead, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 22
Unit: 1st/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Prudhoe, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Dyke Heads, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Greenside Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 15th September 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of Flers-Courcelette, 15th 22nd September 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 14th October 1916.
Family Details:
William's brother, George, was killed in March 1918 whilst serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers. George lived in Winlaton.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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