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Pte Matthew WAKE (1st Tyneside Irish) KIA First Day Somme


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Does anyone have Blyth or Northumberland Newspapers from around 1916.

I'm doing some research on a 24/435 Pte Matthew WAKE (KIA 1 July 1916 First Day on the Somme). 24 (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fus.

Buried Ovillers Military Cem. IV B 6 . I know he is on the Blyth War Memorial and New Delaval Working Men's Club and POSSIBLY on Washington War Memorial.

If anyone ho has access to local newspaper records or any other records, can you please let me know if there is anything on Matthew Wake.

Thank You


I have also asked about the unit


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Hi Zeb (re your link)

A good starting point would be to read

Tyneside Irish

24th ,25th,26th & 27th (Service) Battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers

By John Sheen

Includes a chapter on the Tyneside Irish involvement on the 1st July 1916

regards Ray

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I've posted on your other thread about John Sheen.

Looking through the nominal roll in the 1st edition he is listed as C Company. Home Address 10 Double Row, Isabella Pit. Born Blyth.

Hopefully John or Graham Stewart will provide more information.


Steve Y

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hello, I saw your thread and was presently surprised as I am also researching Pte Matthew Wake as I am a relative of his. If you find any more interetsing information please share! :) Good luck.

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