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Casualty No.: Ranks: Petty Officer Initials: J Service No.: Tyneside Z 2269
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 0
Unit: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Hood Bn, Royal Naval Division.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: 7th October 1914.
Place of Residence: Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: The Board Inn, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Barman at the Board Inn, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. He also must have worked at Addison Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Wednesday 7th October 1914
Place of Death: Arras, France.
Locally Commemorated: Addison Colliery War Memorial, Co. Durham. St Mary and Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Roll of Honour, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France. Bay 1 (MR 20).
Buried: No known grave
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 3
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 19th May 1917.
Family Details:
Son of George and Emma Phillipson, of the Board Inn, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham, and later of 6 Tempest Street, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : James enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 7th October 1914. He was drafted to join the British Expeditionary Force on 22nd August 1916. After a period of sickness he rejoined Hood Bn, 3rd April 1917. He was rated a Petty Officer, 24th April 1915. A Chief Petty Officer 4th October 1915 and reverted back to Petty Officer, 7th October 1916. James's name appears on the Addison Colliery War Memorial. At some stage, he must have also worked at the colliery.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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