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Murton at War


  • Description

    This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 31st of March 1916. 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 or information to add 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

  • Source

    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/23890740795/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 5 years ago
    Viewed: 199 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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  • Andrew Dullard on Dec. 26, 2021, 3:36 p.m.

    My Grandad Joe was 15 yrs old when he went to war , He had been working down Murton colliery since the age of 12 so he did not need to enlist but like a lot of young lads he lied about his age and of he went . Prior to been registered as wounded and a prisoner of war my great gran received a telegram saying he had been killed in action but this was later changed to wounded and a prisoner of the Germans .On his return home after the war he returned to work at Murton pit where he worked for the rest of his working life only breaking to enlist for a second time for the second world war but that's another story.

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