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Name: John Thomas SHOTTON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J T Service No.: 201354
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 14th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address:
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Thursday 29th November 1917
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: 18th Brigade, 6th Division, III Corps, Third Army. Battle of Cambrai, France, 20th November-3rd December, 1917. The tank attack, 20th-21st November 1917.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 29th December 1917.
Family Details:
Husband of Elizabeth Shotton, of Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : The 1914 Electoral Roll names an Edward Shotton residing at Edwin Terrace, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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