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Brancepeth castle?

Peter furness

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I am researching my great grandfather J Furness 35793 of the 19th Durham Light Infantry. We have his medal records etc.

I have been informed that he signed up at brancepeth castle. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about brancepeth castle etc?

Kind regards


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Brancepeth Castle, 5 miles SW of Durham City, (Yahoo), 7th Durham V.A. Hospital. Plenty of info type in Brancepeth Castle, WW1.

Regards Barry

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Its just a few miles up the road from me ! Its still there, it used to be the HQ of an army camp that stood around it and was the HQ depot for the DLI. Apparently the DLI would march at there quick pace into Durham on occasion, I bet it was a fantastic sight !


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During WW2 there were large pigeon lofts for messenger pigeons used by the Army and RAF. in the castle



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