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Name: Joseph Arkless SPINKS
Casualty No.: Ranks: Corporal Initials: J A Service No.: 20/283
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Durham. Age at Death: 26
Unit: 20th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (1st Tyneside Scottish)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Dyke Heads, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 1st July 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of Somme, France, 1916. Battle of Albert, 1st 13th July 1916. 102nd Brigade, 34th Division, III Corps, Fourth Army.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10B 11B and 12B
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 5th August 1916.
Family Details:
Son of John Spinks of 109 Harrowgate Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Husband of Martha Spinks, of Dyke Heads, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Joseph had been wounded whilst with A Company on 31st March 1916. He had shrapnel wounds to his right shoulder. He rejoined his battalion in time to take part in the Battles of the Somme, 1916.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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