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William Gibson Tweddell (1886-1917)

Draper from South Shields served with Durham Pals commemorated on the Arras Memorial

William Gibson Tweddell, the son of John and Martha Jane Tweddell, was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1886. He had three brothers and a sister and was a draper when he enlisted in the 18th (Durham Pals) Battalion Durham Light Infantry at South Shields on 3 August 1915. On 3 April 1916 he landed in France and he was killed at the Battle of Arras on 3 May 1917. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, in the Durham Cathedral DLI Book of Remembrance and in St Aidan’s Church, South Shields.

Civil Parish: South Shields

Birth date: 1886

Death date: 3-May-1917

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: 36 Borough Road West, Middlesbrough (1891 census)
23 Vespasian Street, South Shields (1910 census)
15 Urfa Terrace, South Shields (British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920)

Employment: Apprentice Draper (1901 census)
Draper (British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920)

Family: Father: John Tweddell
Mother: Martha Jane Tweddell (nee Gibson)
Siblings: John, George Havelock, Robert O’Brien & Marie Gertrude Tweddell

Military service:

18th Battalion (The Durham Pals) Durham Light Infantry
Regimental no.: 18/1726

Medal(s): British War Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial(s): Arras Memorial, Bay 8
Durham Cathedral DLI Book of Remembrance
St Aidan’s Church, South Shields Stained Glass Window & 1914-1918 Plaque

Gender: Male

Contributed by John Edwards