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(John) Edgar Wearmouth
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4411; 348005; 7508
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Durham Light Infantry, 6th Battalion (2nd Line ?); Reserves; 4th Batallion
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Bishop Auckland
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In 1901 and 1911, the family were living in Newbiggin
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In 1911, (John) Edgar was working as the Postman in Newbiggin
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In 1901, the family were living in Newbiggin and consisted of: Mary Wearmouth, (Grandmother, a Widdow, Grocer, Draper and Shopkeeper); John (Father, a Farmer and Sub-postmaster working at home); Elizabeth (Mother born in Eastgate in Weardale); Margaret (Sister, an Assistant in the shop and post office); Mary Hilder (sister), John Edgar, Elizabeth Jane (sister).  In 1911, the family were still in Newbiggin but Margaret no longer seems to have been living at home. 


(John) Edgar was born in the second quarter of 1895.  He enlisted at the age of 20 years 6 months . His attestation was signed by the Magistrate / Attesting Officer on 24 November 1915 and approved on 4 March 1916. He was posted to the DLI 6th Battalion with regimental number 4411. He was based in the UK from 4 March 1916 until 9 September 1916 then was in France until to 13 October 1913. At some point he transferred to the DLI 4th Battalion and was given regimental number 348005. His medals index card also shows regimental number 7508. Edgar returned to the UK on 14 October 1917 having sustained gunshot wounds to his left side. He was demobilised on 18 September 1919 and was awarded a disability pension.


Edgar was one of 36 men from Newbiggin who survived the war. He died in the fourth quarter of 1977.  

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