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Name: John W TUNSTALL
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J W Service No.: 9978
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Addison Colliery, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 27
Unit: 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 9 Crookhill Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham.
Previous Address: 13 Simpson Street, Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. 45 Thorpe Avenue, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Holburn Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Addison Colliery, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
How Died: Illness
Date of Death: Wednesday 27th August 1919
Place of Death: United Kingdom
Battle/Campaign:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton Social Club, Roll of Honour, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Ryton Cemetery, Hexham Old Road, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. E.U.25
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 6th September 1919.
Family Details:
Son of Newton and Susannah Tunstall of 13 Simpson Street, Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Jane Tunstall, formerly of 9 Crookhill Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. John had married Jane (nee Robson) at Gateshead Registry Office, 17th October 1914. Their first child was Susannah, born at Winlaton, 6th May 1915.
Notes : John enlisted in the colours at Newcastle upon Tyne, 27th September 1915. He served with his unit in the Persian Gulf between February and June 1916. Having been wounded he was invalided home on 13th June 1916. He had gunshot wounds to his right forearm with a compound fracture of the ulna. John entered Alderhay Orthopaedic Hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire, in the latter part of 1916 to have surgery. The ulna nerve was operated on and a resection carried out. He was discharged from the army 26th December 1917 as being medically unfit for war service.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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