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Name: Joseph James NEWTON
Casualty No.: 271 Ranks: Private Initials: J J Service No.: 28460
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Workington, Cumberland. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 12th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s): Royal Navy?
Place Enlisted: Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 1 South Avenue, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Spencers Buildings, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Addison Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 17th July 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battle of Delville Wood, Somme, France, 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Addison Colliery War Memorial, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14A and 15C.
Buried: No known grave
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of John and Hannah Newton. Brothers: Thomas, and Walter. Sisters: Annie, and Hannah.
Notes : There is some evidence to suggest that Joseph served with the naval forces at some stage of his life.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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