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Name: Samuel Charles GILLETT
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: S C Service No.: 40458
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Woolwich, London. Age at Death: 26
Unit: 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: High Green Cottages, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Thursday 21st March 1918
Place of Death:
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. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Reference - Bay 8.
Buried: No known Grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 4, 1st June 1918. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, May 1919.
Family Details:
Son of Samuel and May Gillett, of 81 Sea View Road, Fulwell, Sunderland (late of Ryton on Tyne), Co. Durham. Brother of Cuthbert and sister-in-law Molly.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Hexham Herald, 1st June 1918.
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