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Remembered Today:

Lt John Frederick Routledge, 1st Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers, died 23 Sept 1917 aged 33


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The War Diary of 1st Northumberland fusiliers indicates he was killed by a sniper

""2nd Lt J F Routlledge commanding letter Z Company was sniped and died before reaching the RAP in the vicinity of which he was buried"

RAP = Regimental Aid Post

Looking at surrounding entry very close to Ypres. Possibly east of town - around Hanebeek. Not clear what time of day he was killed so hard to be precise. Perhaps NFus experts will be able to add

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Probate gives his address as 51 High St, Tring, Herts. Probate to widow Evelyn. Married 1st quarter 1917. Evelyn was nee Dawe. 


According to medal card. Previously and other-ranker in Lancashire Yeomanry service number 3453. Commissioned into 13 NF 10/3/15. States he entered France on 20/5/17

Various reports on his death in Northern newspapers. They refer to him being son of a County Councillor from Blyth and being a well known rugby player playing for amongst others Blaydon. They also refer to service in the Cameroons.

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