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Name: Joseph Porter FAIRBROTHER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J P Service No.: 18918
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Liverpool, Lancashire. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 11TH Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, 1st November 1915.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 2 Sunnygill Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 1st July 1916
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of Albert, 1st 13th July 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 D and 5 B.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 23rd March 1917.
Family Details:
Brother: Samuel. Sister in law: Jane.
Notes : Joseph's brother, Samuel, had also enlisted in the Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was also killed in action on 1st July 1916. Samuel and Joseph must have enlisted together as their service numbers are consecutive. Joseph's name appears on both the Clara Vale Colliery War Memorial and the Greenside War Memorial.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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