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Name: William PEEBLES
Casualty No.: 293 Ranks: Sergeant Initials: W Service No.: 1038
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Age at Death: 23
Unit: 1st/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Prudhoe, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Formerly of Nedderton Village, Northumberland.
Previous Address: 17 Rockwood Gardens, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. The family later moved to Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Greenside Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 15th September 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battle of Flers-Courcelette. Battles of the Somme, France, 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and face 10B 11B and 12B.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 18th November 1916.
Family Details:
Eldest son of George Robert and Dorothy Peebles of 222 Newburn Road, Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
Notes : William's brother, George Robert, was killed in action whilst serving with the 1st/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers, 12th April 1916.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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