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Name:
John Blake Kipling
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J B
Service No.:
G/20466
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Cotherstone
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Railway Clerk
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Blighty Valley Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

In March 1918, in the big retreat, John was reported missing and was officially presumed dead by September 1919.

Teesdale Mercury-03/09/1919: Local and other notes: Officially presumed killed

 

Family Details:

Son of William and Margaret Kipling of Front Street, Cotherstone. 

Notes:

John joined the army in September 1915, when only 17 years old. He was trained at Oxford and left for France in 1916 with the 9th Royal Sussex. In 1917 he was wounded in the head and leg with a shell, and brought to a London hospital, before returning to the Front later in the year. 

Before enlisting John worked for the North Eastern Railway Company at Evenwood. After being there six months, he was sent to the Newcastle and Tynemouth branches as a  relief booking-clerk.

 Teesdale Mercury-07/03/1917: Local and other notes: Wounded

Teesdale Mercury-03/09/1919: Roll of Honour Notice

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Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor L:aw Union 1914; First Name: St Mary's data; Service: St Mary's data; Initials: St Mary's data; Ranks: St Mary's data; Service Number: St Mary's data; Unit: 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; Buried: St Mary's data;