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Name: Richard Hammond SPOORS
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: R H Service No.: 241729
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 28
Unit: 8th Bn Border Regiment.
Former Unit(s): 2861 Durham Light Infantry.
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 5 Stella Cottages, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Addison Colliery.
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Saturday 20th April 1918
Place of Death: Belgium
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Lys, Belgium, 9th -29th April 1918. First Battle of Kemmel, 17th - 19th April 1918. 75th Brigade, 25th Division, IX Corps, Second Army.
Locally Commemorated: Addison Colliery War Memorial, Co. Durham. St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Roll of Honour, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: No
Family Details:
Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Spoors, of 5 Stella Cottages, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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