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Name: George William SOWERBY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Rifleman Initials: G W Service No.: 76136
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Carlisle, Cumberland. Age at Death: 21
Unit: 8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 22 Maryside Place, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 27th September 1918
Place of Death: France
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Hindenburg Line, 1918. Battle of the Canal du Nord, France, 27th September-1st October 1918.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Flesquieres Hill British cemetery, Nord, France. II.E.6
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, October 1918. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 9th and 16th November 1918.
Family Details:
Only child of William and Mary Ellen Sowerby of 22 Maryside Place, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. William died on 12th August 1937, aged 67. Mary Ellen died on 11th December 1953, aged 78.
Notes : 185th Brigade, 62nd Division, VI Corps, Third Army.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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