John Davidson, Walker, died of illness

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    WALKER SOLDIER'S SAD DEATH. Private John Davidson, of Walker died in No. 4 Military Hospital, Lincoln, on Sunday night, and was interred at Walker yesterday afternoon. He was 26 years of age, and was a boilersmith at Armstrong Mitchell and Co.'s works. He had been a Territorial for six years, and held the rank of corporal, and on the outbreak of war joined the 9th Batt., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). He was going to the front, when illness carried him off. He was married only four months ago. (Photo: Border Studios, Heaton). This photograph and article were published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 16th of October 1914. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images and have any stories and information to add please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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