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Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J Service No.: Deal/3733 /S
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Choppington, Morpeth, Northumberland. Age at Death: 24
Unit: 2nd Field Ambulance, Royal Marines Medical Unit, Royal Naval Division.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Recruiting Office, 41 Rye Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Spring Cottage, Crawcrook Main Street, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (Spring Cottage is now Crawcrook Post Office).
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 13th December 1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey.
Battle/Campaign: Dardanelles/Gallipoli Campaign, Turkey, 1915.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Crawcrook Primitive Methodist Centenary Church, Roll of Honour.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Special Memorial at Skew Bridge Cemetery, Turkey. B 14
Buried: No known grave. Is believed to be buried in the cemetery.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 3
Service Records: Yes
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of David and Ann Richardson of Spring Cottage, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : John enlisted in the Royal Naval Division Field Ambulance, 31st March 1915. After a period of training he embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1st August 1915. When on the Gallipoli Peninsula he was admitted to hospital suffering from jaundice on 28th October 1915. Following a second bout of jaundice he was transferred to Lowland Casualty Clearing Station at Mudros, 30th November 1915. He then went on to the Anzac Advanced Base, 7th December 1915. He rejoined his unit at Gallipoli, 9th December 1915. Four days later he was killed by shell shrapnel which entered the left side of his abdomen.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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