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Name: George Robert PEEBLES
Casualty No.: 292 Ranks: Corporal Initials: G R Service No.: 1359
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Age at Death: 18
Unit: 1st/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorial Force) attending 149th Brigade Machine Gun Corps, 149th Brigade, 50th Division.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Prudhoe, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Nedderton village, Northumberland.
Home Address: 17 Rockwood Hill, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Formerly of 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: Belgium.
Battle/Campaign: Wyschaete sector.
Locally Commemorated: Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Memorial Organ, United Methodist Church, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: La Laiterie Military cemetery, West Flanders, Belgium XI.A.1
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 29th April 1916. Blaydon Courier, page 2, 4th November 1916. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam, 19th September 1916.
Family Details:
Son of George Robert and Dorothy Peebles of 222 Newburn Road, Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland. Brother: William.
Notes : George's brother, William, was killed in action whilst serving with the 1st/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers, on 15th September 1916.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War
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