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Name:
John Hepple
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J
Service No.:
38960
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Tow Law
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
Yorkshire Regiment, 9th Battalion
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
15 The Edge, Woodland
Civilian Employment:
Greengrocer in Woodland
Cause of Death:
Wounds
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Tincourt New British Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

John Hepple was Born in Tow Law in 1882. The 1911 Census shows that, by then, he was a greengrocer in Woodland.  He  was married with three daughters. His wife was Isabella, eldest daughter of Mrs Waller of Woodland and the late John Waller, a consulting engineer to Crake Scar Collieries.  In 1915, a son, John Hepple was born to the Hepples. After John's death Isabella carried on the grocery business in Woodland until her death in 1935 aged 57 and her obituary in the Teesdale Mercury  26 June 1935 praised her standing in the Woodland Community, saying that 'she was a cornerstone of the Mission Church of St Mary's in Woodland'. 

Notes:

On 24 January 1917, the Teesdale Mercury reported John's visit to his home in Woodland prior to his departure for France.  Teesdale Mercury: Local and other notes (column 2) 

 

The Soldier's Effects Report records a payment of £15.15s and a War Gratuity of £11 paid to his widow. John's will shows that £325 was left to his wife. 

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Sources:
First Name: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters List Lynesack & Softley 1918 (Durham Record Office); cwgc.org; Last Name: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters List Lynesack & Softley 1918 (Durham Record Office); cwgc.org; Initials: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters List Lynesack & Softley 1918 (Durham Record Office); cwgc.org; Service: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters List Lynesack & Softley 1918 (Durham Record Office); cwgc.org; Ranks: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters List Lynesack & Softley 1918 (Durham Record Office); cwgc.org; Service Number: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters List Lynesack & Softley 1918 (Durham Record Office); cwgc.org; Unit: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters List Lynesack & Softley 1918 (Durham Record Office); Date of Birth: Private Individual; Place of Birth: Private Individual; Home Address: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters List Lynesack & Softley 1918 (Durham Record Office); Civilian Employment: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; Cause of Death: Private Individual; Date of Death: Private Individual; cwgc.org; Buried: Private Individual; cwgc.org; Family Details: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; Notes: Private Individual; cwgc.org; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;