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Name:
John Finn
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J
Service No.:
202501
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Teesdale
Age at Death:
27
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
D.L.I.
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, Wandless's Yard
Civilian Employment:
Factory Worker
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
22-January-1917
Place of Death:
France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Bedford House Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

Son of Patrick and Kate Finn, Bridgegate. John had several brothers and sisters, including Sergeant Major Patrick Finn.

John was married to Ada Finn. 

Notes:

Prior to the war John had worked as a dyer in the flax factory. 

In October 1916 it was reported that he had arrived in England suffering from shell shock. He suffered wounds in December 1916 and, after recovering in hospital, spent a short leave of absence at home.

Teesdale Mercury-04/10/1916: Local and other notes: Suffering Shell Shock

Teesdale Mercury 08.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 1

Private J Finn and Lance-Corporal P Finn (Brothers) wounded

Teesdale Mercury-13/12/1916: Local and other notes: On leave after wounding

Teesdale Mercury-19/09/1917: Roll of Honour Notice

Images:
Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's Data; Private Invividual; Last Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's Data; Private Invividual; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Ranks: St Mary's Data; Teesdale Mercury 08.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 1; Service Number: St Mary's Data; Date of Birth: St Mary's Data; Place of Birth: St Mary's Data; Civilian Employment: St Mary's Data; Cause of Death: St Mary's Data; Date of Death: St Mary's Data; Private Individual; Buried: St Mary's Data; Private Indidivual; Age at Death: Teesdale Mercury; Family Details: Teesdale Mercury 08.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 1; Notes: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 04.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 3; Teesdale Mercury 08.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 1; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;