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Catchpole, J.T., Pte., 1918

Photo: B. Chandler

In Bois-des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecoeur-sur-L'Escaut is the Commonwealth War Grave of 47111 Private John Thomas Catchpole, serving with the Durham Light Infantry who died 06/10/1918.

In Blyth Cemetery is a family headstone which reads:

loving memory of
William Catchpole
died Oct. 20th 1932
aged 68 years.
Also his wife
Mary Elizabeth
died May 1st 1916
aged 48 years
Also their son
John Thomas Catchpole
who was killed in action
Oct. 6th 1918 aged 26 years

Soldiers Died in the Great War states that he was born in South Newsham, enlisted in Blyth and lived at Newsham.

He is remembered in Blyth on B42.24, in Cowpen on C58.01, in New Delaval on N51.01 and in the D.L.I. Book of Remembrance page 276

The CWGC entry for Private Catchpole

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk