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Name: Wilfred Bartholomew TEASDALE
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: W B Service No.: 203624
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 20
Unit: 20th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham, 7th April 1915.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Braeside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Pony Putter at Emma Colliery. Formerly a Braker.
How Died: Died of wounds in a South African Casualty Hospital
Date of Death: Thursday 28th March 1918
Place of Death: France
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Congregational Church Roll of Honour, Barmoor, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France. II.A.29
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 4th April 1918. Blaydon Courier, page 4, 18th May 1918.
Family Details:
Son of George and Isabella Teasdale, of `Braeside` Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: James, John, and Jack. Sisters also in the family. Wilfred's brother, Corporal J W Teasdale, 203922, 1st/7th Bn Durham Light Infantry, was wounded and a prisoner of war during World War 1 (reported in Blaydon Courier, 1st June 1918).
Notes : Wilfred left Emma Colliery to join the colours on 7th April 1915. He had been in the thick of battle with his battalion when he received serious gunshot wounds to his back, which in turn affected his lungs, and he did not recover. His father wrote to the War Office in June 1918 to express his displeasure that another of his sons, having lost the sight in one eye during the war, was to serve with his regiment, the Durham Light Infantry, in Russia. A third son was also seriously wounded during the war.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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