J Errington - 15th DLI - Murton Colliery (Missing)

  • Description

    This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 26th of October 1915. 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 please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
  • Owner

    illustratedchroniclesoldiers
  • Source

    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/21299040918/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 3 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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  • kevin dance on May 22, 2020, 4:29 p.m.

    Did the Illustrated Chronicle only publish the photograph or was there any more details about this man given? I've completed a lot of research into John Errington and I'm interested to know any information about him that I might not already have.

  • Simon Cotterill on May 22, 2020, 4:46 p.m.

    The Illustrated Chronicle published photos which were usually sent in by the families of the soldiers and most were published with just the minimal info you see; name, rank, place and status (killed, missing etc). There were only a few with more detailed info, such as a story behind the awarding of a VC. But the vast majority were just what you see here (the hard copy originals are held by Newcastle Libraries, who scanned in the images). So sadly I don't think the Illustrated Chronicle will be a source of further info. Presumably you have already tried https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead ? Obviously, feel free to add any info here (quite a few people have added info in the comments of photos of their relatives).

    All the best,
    Simon

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