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Casualty No.: Ranks: Stoker 1st Class Initials: J Service No.: K/40926
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Gateshead, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 21
Unit: HMS Furious, Royal Navy.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 8 Whitewell Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner
How Died: Died of pneumonia.
Date of Death: Monday 2nd December 1918
Place of Death: Haslar Royal Naval Hospital, Gosport, Hampshire.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Ryton Cemetery, Hexham Old Road, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. E.U.150
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 14th December 1918.
Family Details:
Son of Mary and the late Edward Thompson of 8 Whitewell Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: Ned, Adam, and Thomas. Sisters: Annie, and Lizzie.
Notes : John was not on HMS Furious at the time of his death. HMS Furious, 26th June 1917- 23rd May 1918. HMS Victory II (shore base), 24th May 1918 until his death on 2nd December 1918. John's remains were returned to his home village of Ryton and interment took place at 3pm on Sunday 8th December 1918 at Ryton Cemetery. John's stepbrother, Thomas Thompson, was killed in action on Saturday 1st July 1916, whilst serving with the 1st Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Thomas was married and living at Pelton, Co. Durham.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Information from family member.
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