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Name: John GRAHAM
Casualty No.: Ranks: Sapper Initials: J Service No.: 102701
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Longcrop, Cumberland. Age at Death: 34
Unit: 176th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: London
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 48 Milton Street, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Greenside Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Tuesday 7th September 1915
Place of Death:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 5, 23rd October 1915. Blaydon Courier, page 6, 22nd July 1916.
Family Details:
Son of John Graham of Crookdake, Waverton, Wigton, Cumberland.
Notes : Several miners from Greenside Colliery volunteered to work with the tunnelling companies at the front. This was reported in the Blaydon Courier on 19th June 1915.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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