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Name: John (Jack) GRAHAM
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J Service No.: 35561
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Riding Mill, Northumberland. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 25th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (2nd Tyneside Irish)
Former Unit(s): 37604 Durham Light Infantry.
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham, 28th October 1914.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: The Cottage, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Sunday 7th January 1917
Place of Death: France
Battle/Campaign: Bois Grenier Sector, Armentieres, France.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Congregational Church, Roll of Honour, Barmoor, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Nord, France. Reference IV. F. 17.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 3rd February 1917.
Family Details:
Son of William and Mary Graham, of The Cottage, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Emilie Graham (nee Cave).
Notes : John was a prominent member of Ryton Cricket Club and captained them during their most successful periods. His strength for the team was his fast bowling but he also scored plenty of runs with the bat. He played for Ryton when they were admitted to the West Tyne League in 1905. He was still with them when they were admitted to the Tyneside Senior League (Division B), when champions in 1911 and he continued his cricket until the outbreak of war in 1914.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Blaydon Courier. Information from Jack Chapman.
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