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Name: John NAVIN
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J Service No.: 2990268
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 25
Unit: 7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 7 North View, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Houseman. (former miner at Clara Vale Colliery)
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 24th March 1945
Place of Death: Holland
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery War Memorial, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Groesbeek Memorial, Holland.
Buried: No known grave
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. France and Germany Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Peter and Alice May Navin, of 7 North View, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: Stanley and Peter. Sisters: Nancy, Winnie and May.
Notes : John was educated at St. Agnes Roman Catholic School and attended the Parish Church of St. Agnes. He enjoyed a variety of sports and represented the school at football and at a later stage, his army unit. He had moved from the family home at Clara Vale to find work in the York area. He enlisted in the Argyll's on 11th December 1941. John's brother in law, Joseph (Teddy) Moore, died of illness in March 1940, whilst serving with the Royal Navy. John is one of only two names commemorated on the Clara Vale Colliery Memorial for World War 2, the other being George Edmund Lewis. Other Clara Vale Colliery miners, who lost their lives during World War 2, are commemorated on the Emma Colliery Workman's Memorial Hall, Crawcrook.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour, 1939-45. Information from family members.
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