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Name: John LISH
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J Service No.: 146322624
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 1st Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 19 Dale Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Clifford Gardens, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Previously a miner at Clara Vale Colliery. Left to work at ICI. Prudhoe, Northumberland.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 17th July 1944
Place of Death: Italy
Battle/Campaign: Italian Campaign, 1943-1945.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Italy Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Robert and Mary Lish, of 19 Dale Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co.Durham. Three brothers and three sisters.
Notes : John and his siblings were educated at St Agnes Roman Catholic School and attended St Agnes Parish Church in Crawcrook. The youngest son at the time, James, aged 8 years, died when he drowned in the Wesley Pond, at Westburn, Crawcrook, (situated near to the entrance to the Westburn Estate). John's father, Robert, worked as a miner at Clara Vale Colliery. John had left the Colliery to join the workforce at ICI, Prudhoe, to earn better wages.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-45. Information from family members.
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