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Name: John William CHARLTON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J W Service No.: 18142
Date of Birth : 10/09/1890 Place of Birth : Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 24
Unit: 5th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne on 21st December 1914.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 14 Chamberlain Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Coal hewer at Emma Colliery from 23rd January 1905.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Sunday 15th August 1915
Place of Death: Dardanelles/Gallipoli, Turkey.
Battle/Campaign: Dardanelles/Gallipoli Campaign, Turkey, 1915. Attack on Kiretch Tepa Ridge, 15th August 1915.
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: Remembered with Honour: Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Gallipoli, Turkey. Special Memorial 6.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 7, 6th May 1916.
Family Details:
Son of Thomas and Mary Charlton of 14 Chamberlain Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : John enlisted with the colours in December 1914, with probably the first batch of men who left Emma Colliery.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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