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Name: Joseph Ramsey CURRY-WOOD
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J R Service No.: 3413
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Age at Death: 20
Unit: 2nd Company, 1st Bn Welsh Guards.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Derwent Cottage, Cemetery Lane, Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Assistant schoolmaster at Greenside School, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham.
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death:
Place of Death: In a Canadian Hospital, Doullens, France.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Pair of commemorative candlesticks, Ryton Holy Cross Church, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Blaydon Secondary School War Memorial, (now re-sited to St Paul's Church, Winlaton, Co. Durham).
Overseas Commemorated: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 2. I.A.25.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 4
Service Records: Yes
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 4, 1st June 1918.
Family Details:
Eldest son of Walton and Jane Curry Wood of Derwent Cottage, Cemetery Lane, Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Joseph was a teacher of pupils at Greenside Council Schools. He enlisted in the colours on 30th May 1916 and was immediately transferred to Army Reserve. He spent one year and twenty seven days in England. He was sent overseas to France with his unit on 26th June 1917. He was awarded 28 days Field Punishment Number One, 15th October 1917. The Blaydon District Education Sub-Committee passed a vote of sympathy with Joseph's parents, reported in the Blaydon Courier, 1st June 1918.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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