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Name: William PEARSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: W Service No.: 240964
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Whitehaven, Cumberland. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 3rd Platoon, A Company, 1st/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorial Force)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 8 Clifford Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Putter at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: In captivity as a prisoner of war.
Date of Death: Wednesday 10th July 1918
Place of Death: Germany.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Crawcrook Primitive Methodist Centenary Church, Roll of Honour.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Lille, Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 3
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 4, 22nd June 1918. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 29th January1919.
Family Details:
Son of Mr and Mrs Pearson, of 8 Clifford Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : A request for information was placed in the Newcastle Illustrated Chronicle, dated 8th January 1919, by William’s parents asking for any news from returning prisoners of war. It was later confirmed that William had died as a prisoner of war in Germany.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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