Winlaton War Memorial - the Names of the Fallen

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SCOTT , Private Zachariah 1889 – 1918

      

 

Zachariah Scott was the son of Zachariah; a coal miner and also Sexton and a bell ringer at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton and Isabella Scott of 7 Lime Street, Winlaton. Zachariah was baptised at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton on 4 September 1889 and by 1911 was working as an engine cleaner on the railway. He married May Annie Hopper in 1914 and the couple had two children Lillian born 11 August 1915 and Norman born 6 July 1917. He attested to the Durham Light Infantry 1/6th Battalion service No:73317 on 9 December 1915 by which time the family’s home address was No 7, then No 14 California, Winlaton. Mobilised on 25 August 1917 he was posted to France on 16 August 1917.

On 5 April 1918 he was wounded in action; on this day Germans again attack from Somme to beyond Bucquoy.British take 200 prisoners in counter-attack near Hebuterne.French attack north of Montdidier and near Noyon.End of Second Battle of the Somme.

Zachariah suffered  gunshot wounds to the upper arm, shoulder and left thigh and transferred to the Scottish National Red Cross General, Bellahouston ,Cardonald, Glasgow. It was here that sadly he died following amputation, haemorrhage and shock at 6.30am on 14 April 1918 , at the age of 29years.

His wife May was awarded a pension of 25/- ( £1 .05p) for herself and their two children. Zachariah was buried in the churchyard extension St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton grave ref: S.579.Although his service records have survived several pages are illegible. The Army did enquire of May after the funeral ‘Whether the grave was marked by a cross?’ to which she replied “grave not marked with anything” and ‘ Whether the funeral was carried out by Military Authorities’ to which she replied “ I was at the expense of all funeral fees at this end. A firing party was in attendance”

Awarded the British War and Victory Medals, locally he is also remembered on the War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

 

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SIDDLE, Private Thomas Henry 1894-1915

 

                                                

Thomas Henry Siddle, one of seven children, was the son of John George ( a blacksmith ) and Elizabeth ( Battensby) Siddle. Thomas had been born at Chester – le- Street. Co Durham and by 1911 the family were living at 13 California Villas, Winlaton and Thomas worked as a labourer.

He served with the Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Battalion, service No: 6846. Posted to France he died of wounds received in action on 15 October 1915 aged 21 years and he is buried at Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery near Armentieres, France. Grave ref: I.E.109.

Awarded the 14/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals His father applied for his medals on the 23 February 1920 and locally Thomas is remembered on the Winlaton Cross at St. Pauls’ Church, Winlaton.

 

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SMALL , Stoker 2d Class Martin 1898-1918

 

 

Martin Small was born at Winlaton one of five surviving children, his parents were Thomas, a coal miner hewer and Mary Ann ( Atkinson) Small. In 1911 the family were living at 3 Zion’s Place, Winlaton and Martin was a pupil at Winlaton Church School.

He served with the Royal Navy service No: K.51318 on HMS Glatton. Martin was killed by an internal explosion on the ship in Dover Harbour on 16 September 1918 age 20 years. He was named on the memorial register and was buried at Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery, Kent.Naval 15 ref: 814-6

 

Awarded the British War and Victory Medals, locally Martin is remembered on the War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

 

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SMITH , Able Seaman Anthony 1894 – 1916

 

   Anthony, born in Winlaton on  10 October 1894 and one of eleven surviving children was the son of James and Sarah Isabella Smith. In 1911 he was working as a pit pony driver while his father also worked as a coal miner.

Later addresses are recorded at 8 Dene Terrace, Winlaton and ‘Wingrove’, Quarry Gardens, Blaydon Burn.

Anthony served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Battalion R.N. Division service No: Tyneside Z/3390 recording his peacetime occupation as miner. He enlisted on 16 January 1915 and was drafted for MEF on 28 June 1915 joining the 1st platoon Anson Battalion from 18 July 1915 to 13 November 1916. He was posted as missing and later reported as killed in action on 13 November 1916 age 22 years. He was buried at Ancre British Cemetery Beaumont Hamel grave ref: I.F.16.The majority of those buried in the cemetery died on 1 July, 3 September or 13 November 1916.

 

Awarded the Star, British War and Victory Medals, Anthony is also remembered locally on the War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

 

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SPIRES , Private James 1888 – 1917

 

James Spires was a coal miner hewer and in 1911 was living with his wife Sarah Jane and their two young daughters Sarah Jane age 3 and Eddyreanor age 1 ,in one room at 24 Back Street, Winlaton.

James served with the Northumberland Fusiliers 1/5th Battalion Territorial Force service No: 242208. Posted to France James died of wounds on 25 May 1917 and was buried at Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux- St. Marc, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref: I.C.9.

 

I have been unable to trace a medal record card for James under service No: 242208. The only James Spires I have been able to trace in the Northumberland Fusiliers is with service No: 6/3252. He could well have been transferred within the regiment and if this is him then he was awarded the 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.After the war James’ widow Sarah was living at 63 Back Street, Winlaton.

 

Locally, James is remembered on the Winlaton Cross at

St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

 

 

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SPIRES , Private William Willis 1892 – 1915

 

           William was born at Newcastle upon Tyne the son of Mrs. Mary F. Knotts of 12A Church Street, Winlaton.

William enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne and served with the Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Battalion, service No; 4597. Posted abroad he died on 19 August 1915 age 23 years. He is named on the Helles Memorial to the Missing, Panel 33 – 35.Awarded the 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, William is remembered locally on the War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton. 

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STEWART , Private Joseph d 1916

 

           Joseph enlisted at Blaydon and served with the Durham Light Infantry 1/9th Battalion service No: 2998. He was killed in action on 2 October 1916 and is named on the Thiepval memorial, Pier and Face 14A & 15C.

Awarded the 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, locally Joseph is remembered on the War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

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Able Seaman Thomas SWAN  1890 – 1918

 

Thomas Swan born Blaydon was the son of William and Jane Swan and one of seven children. He worked as a coal miner. In 1911 the family lived at 11 Cromwell Place, Winlaton then later at 57 Robinson Street, Blaydon.

Thomas joined the Durham Light Infantry and later transferred to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, service No: TZ/761

During the First World War the British army was enlarged to many times its peacetime strength. This was done mainly by adding new battalions to existing regiments Although sometimes identified by shoulder titles, generally the new battalions could not be identified from appearance Men of the Royal Navy served on land in many areas throughout the world, The Hawke Battalion served as an infantry division in Belgium and France (the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division)

 

 

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Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve,

 

Hawke Bn.

 

Able Seaman Higher Grade

 

21 Mar 1918

 

Killed in action

 

Arras Memorial (MR 20)  Bay 1

 

Formerly served 4 years in 9th Durham Light Infantry Territorials ; Enlisted RNVR 29/10/14 ; Benbow Bn. 'B' Company 24/4/15, transferred to Nelson Bn. 12/6/15-23/11/15 Dysentery, Invalided to UK 3/1/16 ; Draft for Nelson Bn. BEF 21/1/18, joined 7th Entrenching Bn. from RND Wing 22/2/18-15/3/18 crossposted to Hawke Bn.

 

Tyneside Z/761

 

CWGC = AB ; Rated AB Higher Grade 6/5/15, Acting Leading Seaman 26/8/15, Leading Seaman 17/3/17, reverts to AB Higher Grade 17/1/18 ; A Miner ; b.31/12/1890 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Father, William, 57 Robinson St., Blaydon-on-Tyne.

 

Awarded the Star, British War and Victory Medals Thomas is remembered locally on the Blaydon War Memorial, at St. Cuthbert’s Church ,Blaydon and on the Winlaton Cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

 

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SWAN, Private Lancelot Jobling 1893-1919

 

Lancelot Swan was born in Winlaton and in 1911 lived with parents Roger and Mary swan at 15 Blaydon Burn. He was working as a screener at the Blaydon Burn Colliery and enlisted into the Durham Light Infantry service No: 40314 on 11 December 1915 and classed as reserve. He was mobilised on 26 April 1917 and posted abroad. We know from surviving records that he was 5’3 ½ “ tall and weighed 126lbs his address now was 5 Townley Terrace, Summerhill and his occupation was as a shell filler. He suffered a gunshot wound to the left hand 27 September 1917 and was discharged from hospital on 12 October 1917 the wound having healed. However, he was wounded again on 21 March 1918 this time a gun shot wound to the right arm. He was also diagnosed with Diabetes. Discharged from hospital on 8 August 1918 he was classed as permanently no longer fit for war service and granted a pension.

He married Hannah Bousfield in early 1917 and a son Lancelot was born on 15 October 1917.

Awarded the British War and Victory medals, Lancelot died in 1919 aged 27 years and is buried at Blaydon Cemetery grave ref: HU 179. He is remembered on the Winlaton Cross at St. Paul’s Church Winlaton, Blaydon War Memorial and at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Blaydon.

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TAYLOR , Private William Telford M.M. 1893 – 1916

 

 

 

William, born at Stargate was the son of Robert and Hannah Taylor. In 1911 the family were living at 9 Blaydon Burn where both William and his father worked as coal miners. William enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne and served with the Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Battalion, service No; 24464. Posted to France he was killed in action on 30 September 1916 age 24 years.      He is named on the Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 10B,11B and 12B.

 

Awarded the Military Medal, 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals William is remembered locally on the ROH at St. John’s Church, Greenside and on the War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church,Winlaton.

His obituary appeared in the Blaydon Courier page 8 on 21 October 1916.

Robert and Hannah Taylor never recovered from the death of their son.

Hannah died 4 December 1918 and Robert died only ten months later on 5 October 1919. 

William with friends in 1912.

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TELFORD , Private Robert 1898 – 1917

 

             

Robert was the son of Thomas and Margaret Telford born in Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne and one of five surviving children. His father Thomas, a labourer had been born in Winlaton as were his sisters Barbara and Isobel, while mother Margaret and brother Edward were born in Newcastle and sister Agnes at Byker. In 1911 the family were living at 25 Lime Street, Newcastle and later addresses were 42 Hood Square, Winlaton and  34 Golden Hill, Winlaton.

Robert previously working as a leading lad at the pit and enlisted at Blaydon on 23 May 1916. He was posted to BEF and arrived at Etaples on 28 August 1917 and posted 9th Battalion York Regiment then transferred to 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment service No: 29186 on 1 September 1917. We know from surviving records he was 5’3” tall, weighed 110lbs with 33” chest. He was wounded and posted missing presumed dead on 26 September 1917 age 19 years

Robert is named on the Tynecot Memorial to the Missing, Panel 47-48 and 163A. 

Awarded the British War and Victory Medals , Robert is remembered locally on the War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

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TENNICK , Pte. George  1880-1916

 

George Tennick was born in Sunderland the son of agricultural labourer George & Margaret Tennick. By 1911 he was working as a mason’s labourer and  living at 12 Cromwell Place, Winlaton with his wife Margaret and their three children George,Joseph & Margaret. He joined the Durham Light Infantry service No. 3202 and wad later transferred to the Border regiment service No. 4161. He was killed in action on 16 September 1916 and is remembered at Delville Wood Cemetary, Longueval,Somme,France grave ref: XIX.K.4

Awarded the British War and Victory medals, locally George is remembered on the War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.


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TILLEY , Private James  1891 – 1916 

 

                                                      James was the son of  John and Elizabeth Tilley, one of 8 surviving children. In 1911 the family were living at 28 Florence Street, Winlaton and both James and his father worked as coal miners. Born in Winlaton, James enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne and served with the Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Battalion service No: 19789. Posted abroad James died of wounds on 9 July 1916 and was buried at Helly Station Cemtetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe .

Awarded the 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, James is remembered locally on the Winlaton War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

 

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TILLEY , Private Joseph William 1887 – 1917

 

              Joseph was the son of Joseph and Mary Tilley. Born in Winlaton in 1891 the family were living at 44 Back Street, Winlaton. By 1901 they had moved to 31 Long Row East, Chopwell. Both Joseph and his father worked as coal miners.

Joseph enlisted at Cramlington and served with the Northumberland Fusiliers 22d Tyneside Scottish Battalion service No:20/1167. Posted to France James died from wounds on 31 December 1917 and is buried at Bucquoy Rod. Cemetery, Ficheux. Grave ref: II.G.15.

 

Awarded the British War and Victory Medals, James is remembered locally on the war memorial cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

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TWEDDLE , Sapper John Hawarden 1881-1918

 

John H. Tweddle was the second son of the late Thomas and Mrs. Catherine Tweddle of Loup Farm, Blaydon. In 1911 he was working as a plumber and  living with his parents and siblings at 10 Parliament Street, Winlaton. He enlisted at Blaydon to the Corps. Of Royal Engineers 248th Field Company service No: 223704 and was posted to France. While on leave he married Florence Davison at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1917 and their address was 133 Farndale Road, Benwell Grove, Newcastle upon Tyne.

John was mortally wounded and died  on 26 August 1918 and is buried at Bucquoy Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France grave ref: B.5.

Awarded the British War and Victory Medals oddly a note on the medal record card states that his widow Florence did not desire the medals and they were returned on 8 March 1922 as unwanted.

John is remembered on the Ryton War Memorial,Blaydon War Memorial and the Winlaton War Memorial at St. Paul’s Church.

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WALKER , Gunner Ernest Thompson 1895 – 1916

  

              Ernest, born in Gateshead was the son of John Edward and Hannah Walker of 14 Lime Street, Winlaton. Ernest’s father worked as a railway engine driver. Ernest was a pupil at Blaydon Secondary School and later worked as a clerk in the India Office, Military Department, Whitehall, London.

He served with the Royal Field Artillery 237th Bde. Service No: 2626, posted to France he was killed in action on 21 May 1916 age 21 years.Ernest was buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery at Mont. St. Eloi, grave reference II.C.1

Awarded the 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, Ernest is remembered locally:

War Memorial Cross, Winlaton Weslyan Memorial Plaque and the Blaydon Secondary School Plaque all at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

Blaydon Courier, Illustrated Chronicle and Newcastle Weekly Chronicle on  22 April 1922 and the Easter Edition of The Blaydonian School Magazine 1922. 

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WEST , Private Thomas 1896 – 1918 MM

                 

Thomas was born at Victoria Garesfield Colliery. In 1911 he was living with his grandmother Sarah West and four other members of his extended family at 7 May Street, Winlaton. He was working as a coal miner.

Thomas enlisted at Blaydon and served with the Durham Light Infantry service No: 2884 and Border Regiment service Nos: 4164 & 241737.and died of wounds on 19 September 1918 age 22 years. He is buried at Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt, France grave ref: A6 

Thomas was awarded the Military Medal, British War and Victory Medals and locally he is remembered on the War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church, Winlaton.

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WILSON, Joseph

Named on:

Blaydon War Memorial

Plaque at St. Cuthbert’s Church,Blaydon

Winlaton War memorial

We regret we have no other information available


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WILSON , William

 

Named on:

Blaydon War Memorial

Winlaton War memorial

We regret we have no other information available

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YOUNG, John

Named on:

Winlaton War memorial

We regret we have no other information available

 

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YOUNG , Private William 1887 – 1915

 

          William was the son of John and Agnes Young and in 1901 he was living at 18 Corner Houses, Winlaton with his parents, sister Agnes and younger brother John. By 1911 his father had died and he lived with his widowed mother and John at 11 Clara Street, Winlaton. William worked as a coal miner, married Blanche and they lived at 3 Scotland Head, Winlaton. He enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne and served with the Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Battalion, service No: 7398. He was killed in action no 26 September 1915 age 28 years and his name is recorded on the Loos Memorial, Panel 20 – 22. 

Awarded the 15 star, British War and Victory medals, locally William is remembered on the War Memorial Cross at St. Paul’s Church,Winlaton.


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