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Name: William ROXBY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Rifleman Initials: W Service No.: 54505
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 33
Unit: 1st/7th Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: The Poplars, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Fox and Hounds Public House, Coalburns, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Thursday 25th April 1918
Place of Death: Belgium
Battle/Campaign:
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: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium Panel 42 to 47 and 162.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 3
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Elizabeth A and the late Samuel Roxby, of Coalburns, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Sisters: Alice and Violet.
Notes : It seems that Samuel Roxby was a publican at the Fox and Hounds Inn, Coalburns, Greenside, around 1901.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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