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Name:
George Henry Wardle
Casualty No.:
Initials:
G H
Service No.:
1981
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, 43 Bridgegate
Civilian Employment:
Mason's labourer
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
France
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Thiepval Memorial
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Killed Oct 1916
Death Notice/Obituary:

George had been in France for 18 months and was looking forward to his first leave due at Christmas. George was on duty as a sniper and went to attend a wounded comrade when he himself was shot. 

Teesdale Mercury 11.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 2

Private G Wardle, Bridgegate, killed in action in France

Teesdale Mercury-03/10/1917: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-01/10/1919: In memoriam

Family Details:

Son of George and Mary Wardle of 4 Thorngate Wynd. 

Brother of Frances and brother in law to James Young. They served in the same battalion and are both commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

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Sources:
First Name: newmp.org; Last Name: newmp.org; Initials: newmp.org; Service: 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; Place of Death: St Mary's data; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale Mercury 11.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 2; Overseas Commemorated: Private Individual; Local Memorials: newmp.org; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;