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Name: John Joseph GRAHAM
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J J Service No.: 20/790
Date of Birth : 24/02/1893 Place of Birth : Weardale, Co Durham. Age at Death: 39
Unit: 20th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (1st Tyneside Scottish)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence:
Home Address: 8 Garden Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Screener at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 1st July 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of Albert, 1st – 13th July 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Robert Young Memorial Methodist Church, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Reference I. E. 32
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 5th August 1916.
Family Details:
Son of John and Ann Graham and husband of Barbara A Graham, of 37 Stargate, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (formerly of 8 Garden Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne).
Notes : John was a prominent member of the Robert Young Memorial Church, Crawcrook, where he took bible classes.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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