WW1 1st July 1916 15th DLI Durham Memorial Plaque.
Issued to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice of “Henry Routledge”. The plaque has been period attractively mounted into a polished Oak Frame.
This appears to be a unique named plaque.
13402 Private Henry Routledge was Killed in Action on the 1st July 1916 whilst serving with the 15th (Service) Bn of the Durham Light Infantry. He was a resident of Battle Bridge, Co. Durham.
The commonwealth War Graves lists only one man with the name of “Henry Routledge”
The Roll of Soldiers Died In The Great War list three men of this name as follows.
1. Confirmed on both Soldiers Died and CWGC.
2. CWGC confirms correct name as Henry Rutter Routledge 20th Tyneside Scottish Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 1st July 1916.
3. CWGC Confirms correct name Henry Alfred Routledge 2/5 Manchester Regiment KIA 21st March 1918
This confirms the plaque to be a unique name.
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