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Name: William WAUGH
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: W Service No.: 325458
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Wylam, Northumberland. Age at Death: 36
Unit: 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 5 Fell View West, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Hewer at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Friday 27th April 1917
Place of Death: 1st Australian General Hospital, France.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. P.I.E.11B
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 4th and 5th May 1917. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 12th May 1917.
Family Details:
Eldest son of John and Jane Waugh of 40 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Ellen Waugh, of 5 Fell View West, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Four children.
Notes : A letter dated 27th April 1916 sent to Mrs. Waugh from Nursing Sister E A Watts, 1st Australian General Hospital, explains William's death. Dear Mrs. Waugh, I am sorry to write and tell you your husband died this afternoon, a little after 2pm. He was wounded in the chest and his lung was affected. Everything was done that was possible. He told me to give you his best love.The nurse who wrote the letter was head sister, Elizabeth Anne Watts. She had enlisted in November 1914. She returned to Australia in January 1919 after the war, and died in Western Australia in 1941, aged 68 years.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service. Information from family member.
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