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Tweddle, W., Pte., 1915
In Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 14814 Private William Tweddle, serving with the 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, who died 21/12/1915.

Morpeth Herald 14/01/1916 carries a brief obituary:

Private W. Tweddle, whose parents live at 66 Coomassie Road, Blyth, has died of wounds. The chaplain has written a letter of sympathy to the soldier’s father, in which he says:- “I assure it will help you to know that the doctors and nurses did everything possible for him, and the Church was with him praying for him at the last. His body lies in a soldier’s grave in the soldier’s cemetery and the cross over it will bear his name, rank, regiment, and date on which he gave his life for his country”.

Private Tweddle had just gone into action after being released from hospital for the fourth time when he was fatally wounded.

William Tweddle is remembered in Blyth on B42.24 and in Cowpen & Crofton Collieries on C58.01

The CWGC entry for Private Tweddle

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