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Name: John BRINSKEY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J Service No.: 579
Date of Birth : 08/09/1983 Place of Birth : Silvertown, London. Age at Death: 31
Unit: 1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Woolwich, Kent, 10th August 1914.
Place of Residence:
Home Address:
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Stoneman at Emma Colliery.
How Died:
Date of Death: Monday 26th October 1914
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Operations in Flanders, Belgium, 1914. Battle of Messines, 12th Oct 2nd Nov 1914.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery War Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Roll of Honour, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Listings those who served and died 1914-18, Durham County Records Office.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Memorial reference Panel 5 and 6.
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Husband of Margaret Scott (formerly Brinskey) of 16 Algernon Terrace, Bridge End, Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland (4 children).
Notes : John was one of the area's first casualties.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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