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Craigie, C.W., Cpl.,1915

NER Railway Magazine page 53 1916

In the Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery, Houplines, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 1407 Corporal Charles Wilson Craigie, serving with the 1/6th Battalion (T.F.) Northumberland Fusiliers who died 15/10/1915.

Charles Wilson Craigie was called up to the Colours in August 1914. After local coast defence service he went to France with the regiment in April 1915.

He took part in the engagement at Hill 60, and in the memorable charge at Neuve Chapelle. He came through these engagements without mishap. After taking part in considerable trench fighting he was fatally shot by a sniper on October 15, 1915.

Corporal Craigie who was 31 years of age, leaves a widow and three little girls. He resided at 77, Union St., Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

He was, previous to the War, engaged as a storage porter at New Bridge Street Granary.

Source: NER Railway Magazine, page 36 1916

He is remembered at Newcastle on NUT079, at Shieldfield on S109.04 and on the York Railway Memorial

The CWGC entry for Corporal Craigie

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