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Name: John William MARCH
Casualty No.: Ranks: Lance Corporal Initials: J W Service No.: 10285
Date of Birth : 25/10/1888 Place of Birth : Gateshead, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 14th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newburn on 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: Coal Hewer at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 22nd March 1918
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1918. Battle of St Quentin, 21st 23rd March 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: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Reference III. J.13.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of John and Elizabeth March, of 5 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: Thomas, Michael James, and Joseph Dawson.
Notes : John started working at Emma Colliery 1st April 1902. He enlisted in the colours 28th September 1914. His brother, Joseph, was killed in action on 8th October 1918, whilst serving with the 23rd Bn Royal 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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