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Name:
John William (Bill) Pickthall
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J W
Service No.:
14688
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
66
Ranks:
Acting sergeant; L. Cpl
Unit:
Durham Light Infantry; Machine Gun Corps.
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
West View, Barnard Castle 1 Victoria Cottages, Copley (Absent Voters Record)
Civilian Employment:
Retired at the time of his death
Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
10-January-1960
Place of Death:
Bishop Auckland General Hospital
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

 At the time of his death he was married to Lily Pickthall, and had two sons, Thomas W and John of Millom, Cumberland, and a married daughter, Mary Otley of Keighley, Yorkshire  

 

Teesdale Mercury 13 July 1960: Loss of First World War Veteran 

Notes:

Bill answered Kitchener's call to arms in 1914 as an 'old contemptible' in the DLI. He transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and saw service in France and Germany. He was handicapped by war injuries.

 

Teesdale Mercury 13 July 1960: Loss of First World War Veteran 

 

 

 

 

 

Survived. 

 

A member of the Barnard Castle Lodge of the The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB), one of the largest fraternal organisations in the United Kingdom. The order started in 1822 and is known as the Buffs to members. The RAOB organisation aids members, their families, dependents of former members and other charitable organisations.(the Buffs). He held many Offices in he R.A.O.B and was awarded the Roll of Honour for his services to the Order. Bill was also a founder member of the Barnard Castle Branch of the British Legion holding the Office of President at the time of his death.

 

  Teesdale Mercury 13 July 1960: Loss of First World War Veteran 

 

 

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Sources:
First Name: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Lynesack and Softley 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Last Name: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Lynesack and Softley 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Ranks: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Lynesack and Softley 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Unit: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Lynesack and Softley 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Service Number: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Lynesack and Softley 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Home Address: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Lynesack and Softley 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Civilian Employment: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Age at Death: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Place of Death: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Date of Death Day: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Date of Death Month: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Date of Death Year: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Family Details: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Notes: Teesdale Mercury 13th July 1960; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Bishop Auckland Absent Voters' List 1918 (Durham County Record Office);