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Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: G E Service No.: 23098
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 0
Unit: Royal Defence Corps.
Former Unit(s): 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 14 Alma Terrace, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Influenza and pneumonia.
Date of Death: Sunday 16th September 1917
Place of Death:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: St. John's Churchyard, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham, near west churchyard wall.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: Yes
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Notes : George enlisted in the colours, originally with the Durham Light Infantry, 21st February 1915. He was then transferred to the Royal Defence Corps, 29th April 1916. He spent a total of three hundred and fourteen days in the army before succumbing to illness. George is one of a handful of the district's casualties who died of this particular disease.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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