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204474   Private Terence Colton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st / 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 26/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Terence Colton was the son of James and Mary Colton. Terence was born about 1894 in the Cumberland area. The family lived in Benfieldside. James was a puddler/furnace labourer. By 11911 Terence had joined his father at the ironworks as a labourer. He enlisted in Newcastle. Private Terence Colton was serving with the 1st/4th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 26 October 1917. He was 23 years old. It seems his parents moved to Newmills after 1911. It is therefore probable that Private Terence Colton never lived in the Dungannon area.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Poelcapelle British Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave XIV-D-2
CWGC Casualty 491328
Poelcapelle British Cemetery is located 10 Kms north-east of Ieper town centre on the Brugseweg (N313), a road connecting Ieper to Brugge. Two streets connect Ieper town centre onto the Brugseweg; Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto the Kalfvaartstraat. At the end of Kalfvaartstraat is a large junction on which Brugseweg is the first right hand turning. The cemetery itself lies 10 Kms along the Brugseweg on the right hand side of the road after passing through the village of Poelkapelle.
References and Links
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1 Esh St. Michael's AFC, Pre World War 1 Football team with possibly a photo of Terence Colton (to be confirmed)
2 Photo of Private Terence Colton's grave
3 National Archives UK Possible Medal Card can be purchased here - 4/5526?
4 North East War Memorials Comprehensive information on Private Terence Colton
5 St Michaels Esh Laude pre 1908 Photo of the interior of Terence Colton's church
6 St.Michael's R.C Church, Esh Laude Commemorated on War Memorial in church grounds
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Terence Colton's headstone can be purchased here.
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