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Name: Samuel Joseph LAWRENCE
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: S J Service No.: 1560
Date of Birth : 04/04/1896 Place of Birth : Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Age at Death: 20
Unit: 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham, 1914.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 20 Whitewell Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Banksman at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Sunday 5th November 1916
Place of Death: Killed in action
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Attack on the Butte de Warlencourt, 5th – 6th November 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Roll of Honour, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 16th December 1916.
Family Details:
Son of Mary Lawrence, of 20 Whitewell Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham, and the late James Forster Lawrence.
Notes : Samuel started work at Emma Colliery on 30th December 1913.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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