James Clapperton - Northumberland Fusiliers - Bellingham

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    BELLINGHAM RECRUIT'S SUDDEN DEATH. Very widespread sympathy is felt in the Bellingham district for the widow and parents of James Clapperton, who was a recruit in the Northumberland Fusliers at Hexham. Clapperton had evidently been ailing for a few days, but his illness took a serious turn on Wednesday and he died early on Thursdau morning. It is only nine months since he was married, and it is six weeks ago since he enlisted at Hexham, where he has been undergoing training. Before enlisting he was under gamekeeper on the Hesleyside Estate, with his father, serving under the executors of the late Thomas Bell. The funeral takes place to-day at Bellingham Cemetary, at 2.30p.m. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 27th of February 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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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/16249502260/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 6 years, 8 months ago
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