G Hedley - Bebside Furnace

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    Local families serving with the Colours include the following: Pte. F. Hedley, Bebside Furnace, 4 sons. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 18th of March 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.
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  • ss on Feb. 5, 2020, 6:16 p.m.

    George Hedley was born 04/01/1896 and the son of Frank and Anne Hedley of 14 Brick Row, Bebside Furnace, By Blyth, Northumberland.
    George enlisted into the Royal Navy Reserve as Stoker S6102 on 20/01/1915. He was killed in action 31/05/1916 at the battle of Jutland when HMS indefatigable was sunk. Of the ships crew of 1019 men only 3 survived
    George's service records reveal he was 5'8'' with a fair complexion and blue eyes, he had a 35'' chest and a freely drawn anchor tattoo on his left forearm

    George's father Frank also enlisted as did 3 of his brothers. All 4 boys were killed, only Frank came home.
    • Father – Frank (Francis): Private 13029 9th Northumberland Fusiliers, later 165503 Labour Corps: entered France 15/07/1915; discharged 05/11/1918 disability
    • Brother - Thomas: Private 10459, 19th Battalion (Tyneside Pioneers), Northumberland Fusiliers. Arrived in France 15/07/1915; Killed in action 25th July 1918 married with children:
    • Brother – James: Private 10762 6th East Yorkshire Regiment: Died of wounds 25/08/1915, Dardanelles, aged 22 15 Field Hospital Alexandria: Highly Probable wounded as a result of the attack of 21/08/1915 on Scimitar Hill, a position overlooking Suvla Bay, Gallipoli
    Buried at Alexandria (Chatby) military and war memorial cemetery, Egypt, Cemetery/memorial reference: H. 130.
    • Brother – Joseph: Private 26340, 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed 27th September 1915 at the battle of Loos. This was the battalions 1st action after arriving in France

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