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Name: Andrew SCANDLE
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: A Service No.: G/1586
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 19
Unit: 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 8 Victoria Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 36 and 59 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Pony Putter at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 15th September 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. I.F.41
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 17th October 1916. Blaydon Courier, 2nd and 9th December 1916.
Family Details:
Youngest son of Ann and the late Charles Scandle, of 8 Victoria Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: Charles, and Matthew. Sisters: Jane, Annie, and Ellen. Nephew of Thomas and the late Susan Hume, of Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Andrew started his working life at Emma Colliery as a Braker, 9th August 1910. He enlisted in the colours, 27th July 1914, but did not leave the pit until 11th August 1916.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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