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Hume, J.W., A/Smn., 1916
In Bois-de-Noulette British Cemetery, Aix-Noulette is the Commonwealth War Grave of KP/295 Able Seaman John Walter Hume, serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who died 18/09/1916.

Colin Boyd has provided the following:

John was born on 29th June 1895 and was working as a machinist living with his father, John at Coach Lane, North Shields when he enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 5th September 1914. He transferred to the RNVR on 10th September 1914 and joined the Drake Battalion on 19th December 1914 and went sick on 21st October 1915 with dental problems.

After rejoining the Drake Battalion on 4th November 1915 he was granted UK leave on 23rd February 1916.

He rejoined the Battalion again on 6th June 1916 and was wounded on 17th September 1916. The Battalion War Diary for this date states "Enemy retaliation to our Stokes during the afternoon caused about 7 casualties." John died of his wounds on the following day.

John Walter Hume is remembered in North Shields on N34.16, where he is listed as "Walter Hume", and N34.33 and in Tynemouth on T36.14 page 14 and T36.20

The CWGC entry for Able Seaman Hume

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