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Name: Joseph Wilson LEEMING
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J W Service No.: 36531
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Hayton, Cumberland. Age at Death: 35
Unit: 19th Bn Durham Light Infantry (formerly a Bantam Bn)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 12 Chamberlain Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 25 River View, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 25th August 1917
Place of Death: Epehy sector, Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Somme, France.
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. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France reference II. H. 9
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 18th September 1917. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 22nd September 1917.
Family Details:
Third son of William and the late Jane Leeming, of 12 Chamberlain Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: John, Robert, and William. Sisters: Matilda, Jane Ann, Margaret, Mary, and Mabel
Notes : Joseph's mother, Jane, died in July 1915 as a result of an accident at Newcastle Central Station. She fell over some building materials breaking her leg. She later died in Newcastle Infirmary. The eldest brother, Robert, died in Gateshead on 16th April 1916, aged 46. He is buried in Lemington Cemetery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Joseph's brother, William, was killed in action on 22nd August 1918, aged 32, whilst serving with the Australian Infantry.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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