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Name: William Eltringham GUY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Corporal Initials: W E Service No.: 325103
Date of Birth : 02/06/1894 Place of Birth : Corbridge, Northumberland. Age at Death: 23
Unit: 'D' Company, 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. July 1914.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 7 Beech Grove Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Pony Putter at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Died of wounds, whilst on active service, in a bombing accident.
Date of Death: Saturday 14th July 1917
Place of Death: St Amand, France.
Battle/Campaign:
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: St Andrew's Church, Roll of Honour, Corbridge, Northumberland. Corbridge War Memorial, Cemetery, Corbridge, Northumberland.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: St Amand British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Reference I. C. 12
Decoration and Medals: Military Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 27th June 1917. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 7th July 1917.
Family Details:
Eldest son of Robert and Annie Thompson Guy of 7 Beech Grove Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Grandson of Andrew and Annie Eltringham of Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : A comrade of William, Private F Corbett, 'D' Company, 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry, wrote a poem to commemorate his friend. The poem was published by the Blaydon Courier, page 4, 13th October 1917.
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.
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