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Name: Joseph MARTINDALE
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J Service No.: 5408
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Stargate, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 35
Unit: 1st Bn Coldstream Guards.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address:
Previous Address: 21 River View, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Thursday 29th October 1914
Place of Death: Belgium
Battle/Campaign:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Social Club Roll of Honour, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium. Reference: XII. B. 15.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 4
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Martindale of 21 River View, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Elizabeth Harriet Reid (formerly Martindale) of 16 Ryton Village East, Co. Durham. Member of Ryton Social Club, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Joseph's brother, John Martindale, served with the Northumberland Fusiliers. An account of his experiences at the front appeared in the Blaydon Courier on 6th March 1915. He was later captured and was a prisoner of war for three years and nine months. On his return to the UK a celebratory smoking concert was held in his honour in the Ryton Social Club and Institute, reported in the Blaydon Courier, 25th January 1919.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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