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Name: Joseph Dawson MARCH
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J D Service No.: 93419
Date of Birth : 07/06/1898 Place of Birth : Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 20
Unit: 23rd Bn Royal Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s): 73757 Durham Light Infantry.
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 5 Emmaville West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 29 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Pony putter at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Tuesday 8th October 1918
Place of Death: France
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Hindenburgh Line, 1918. Battle of Cambrai, France, 8th 9th October 1918.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Robert Young Memorial Methodist Church, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Rumilly-en-Cambresis Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Reference II. A. 9
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 2nd November 1918.
Family Details:
Son of John and Elizabeth March, of 5 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: John William, Thomas, and Michael James.
Notes : Joseph started working at Emma Colliery, 10th June 1912, at the age of thirteen years. He enlisted in the colours 8th April 1918. His brother, John, was killed in action on 22nd March 1918, whilst serving with the 14th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers.
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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