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Name: James GREENER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Sergeant Initials: J Service No.: 325161
Date of Birth : 22/08/1918 Place of Birth : Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 25
Unit: 1st/5th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s): Formerly of the 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force).
Place Enlisted: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 6 North View, Barmoor, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Hewer at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Sunday 31st March 1918
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1918. Battle of St Quentin, 21st – 23rd March 1918.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Robert Young Memorial Methodist Church, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Congregational Church, Roll of Honour, Barmoor, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France. Reference I. F. 29
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 20th April 1918.
Family Details:
Youngest son of Isabella and the late John Greener of 6 North View, Barmoor, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : James began working at Emma Colliery on 7th November 1906 at the age of fourteen. He left the pit to join the colours on 27th July 1914. He was one of the first group of miners from Emma Colliery to enlist.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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