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Name: John FLEMING
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private (Signaller) Initials: J Service No.: 10655
Date of Birth : 08/05/1879 Place of Birth : Whitehaven, Cumberland. Age at Death: 37
Unit: 13th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 2 Wallace Cottages, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Stoneman at Stargate Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 27th September 1915
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Battle of Loos, France, 25th September – 8th October 1915.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Roll of Honour, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Social Club, Roll of Honour, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 20 to 22.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 29th October, 1915. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 6th November 1915. Blaydon Courier, page 4, 8th July 1916.
Family Details:
Son of Jackson and Mary Fleming, of Whitehaven, Cumberland. Husband of Catherine Ann Fleming, of 2 Wallace Cottages, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. John married Catherine at the Roman Catholic Church, Whitehaven, 15th April 1899, the daughter of Patrick Flynn. Six children: Sarah, born 8th October 1901. John, born 10th August 1903. Mary, born 20th September 1905. Jackson, born 12th August 1907. Catherine Ann, born 22nd June 1909 and Margaret, born 9th December 1911.
Notes : A member of Ryton Social Club, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. John enlisted in the colours in September 1914 at the outbreak of war. He was educated at Refuge School, Whitehaven, Cumberland. His father was a Boilermaker.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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