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Name: William John CHARLTON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: W J Service No.: 42615
Date of Birth : 14/07/1888 Place of Birth : West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 28
Unit: 140th Bn Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Former Unit(s): 23815 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 21 Thorpe Avenue, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 3 Eleanor Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Coal hewer at Emma Colliery from 26th October 1903.
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Thursday 21st September 1916
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Battle of Flers-Courcellette, 15th–23rd April 1916.
UK Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Crawcrook Primitive Methodist Centenary Church, Roll of Honour.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave reference II. A. 4
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Husband of Agnes Charlton, of 21 Thorpe Avenue, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Eldest son of Joseph and Elizabeth Charlton, of 3 Eleanor Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Emma Colliery personnel records at Durham County Hall Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service. Soldiers Died in the Great War Hexham Herald, 21st October 1916.
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