Lance Corporal George Stothart

Lance Corporal George Stothart,  “Z” Coy., 11th (Service) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in France, on 6th September 1916 of wounds received in action during the Battle of the Somme, aged 21. He was the son of Thomas and Cecily Stothart of Hetton Limeworks, Lowick and is buried in Etaples Military, Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. (The C.W.G C. site shows his unit as “Z” Coy., 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers and indeed in “Soldiers Died” he is listed as being in the 11th Battalion. He was possibly transferred from the K.O.Y.L.I.). His Headstone is inscribed ” Saviour In Thy Gracious Keeping Leave We Now Our Dear One Sleeping “. The photos show troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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