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Name: Charles Edward SUGGETT
Casualty No.: Ranks: Lance Corporal Initials: C E Service No.: 16/1399
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : West Auckland, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 31
Unit: 16th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
Place of Residence: West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 20 Moor View, Barmoor, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Main Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. 19 Clifford Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Died of wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station.
Date of Death: Friday 6th April 1917
Place of Death: France.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Crawcrook Primitive Methodist Centenary Church, Roll of Honour. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Cayeux Military Cemetery, Somme, France. I.B.13
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 13th and 14th April 1917. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 21st April 1917.
Family Details:
Only son of Samuel and Marie Suggett, of 19 Clifford Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Phoebe A B Suggett (nee Eltringham) of 20 Moor View, Barmoor, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Two sisters, Ethel, and Annie.
Notes : The Suggett family were for many years connected with the Centenary Methodist Church, Main Street, Crawcrook. Phoebe Suggett provided a beautiful brass plaque to commemorate her husband. The plaque hangs in the gallery of the Centenary Church. The father, Samuel Suggett, was prominent in the 1926 General Strike at a local level with the Clara Vale Miners Lodge. He and other Clara Vale Miners opposed the introduction of Blacklegs (those who wanted to work as others were on strike). Samuel along with his work mates were summoned to appear at Gateshead Magistrates Court under the Emergency Powers Act, for misdemeanours carried out within the area.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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