G. W. Layton - 6th D.L.I. - Spennymoor - (Killed)

  • Description

    This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 28th 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.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/23263862013/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 1 year, 8 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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  • Martin Howe on Dec. 5, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

    George William Layton
    Birth date: 1888
    Birth place: Spennymoor, Co Durham
    Address(1911 census): 9 Thomas St, Spennymoor
    Occupation(1911 census): Coal miner
    Enlistment Place: Bishop Auckland
    Rank: Private
    Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
    Battalion: 1st 6th Battalion
    Regimental Number: 4163
    Death Date: 15th March 1916
    Type of Casualty: Killed in action
    Death Place: Flanders, Belgium
    Buried at: Maple Copse Cemetery, Belgium

    Son of William & Frances(nee Guy). 2 brothers & 4 sisters. All of 9 Thomas St, Spennymoor(1911 census)

  • Simon Cotterill on Dec. 5, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

    Thanks Martin for yet more great info!

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