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Name: William WAUGH
Casualty No.: Ranks: Bombardier Initials: W Service No.: 118267
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 27
Unit: 20th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 10 Vera Street, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Bank employee, Lloyds Bank, Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Thursday 11th April 1918
Place of Death:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Beuvry Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, Pas de Calais, France. II.B.12
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 27th April 1918.
Family Details:
Son of William and Sarah Waugh. William's eldest brother, John, was killed in Greenside Colliery on 27th November 1913, aged 36. After firing a shot of coal, he was killed in a roof fall.
Notes : William was educated at Greenside Council School. He represented the school by playing football for the team. He also played football for Greenside United Methodist Church.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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