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Name: James WHEATLEY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J Service No.: 1838405
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 33
Unit: 4th Bn Wiltshire Regiment.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Home Address: 4 S Block, Rochester Dwellings, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Previous Address: Dale Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Walbottle Colliery, Northumberland.
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Saturday 1st July 1916
Place of Death: France
Battle/Campaign:
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: -
Buried: Vernon (Vernonnet) Communal Cemetery, France.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. France and Germany Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam; 25th August 1945.
Family Details:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley, of Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Olive Wheatley, of 4 S Block, Rochester Dwellings, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Brothers and sisters in law: John and Isabella, Joe and Nellie. Nephews, James and Tony.
Notes : James was educated at Emmaville and Ryton schools. He left school at the age of thirteen to find work at the local colliery. His brother, John, also worked as a miner. He enjoyed playing local football and was a member of Crawcrook Social Club.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour, 1939-45. Information from family member.
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