New CWGC Commemoration 12th April 2019

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  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    WESTWICK, Joseph Alan
    Home Guard
    Died 16.02.41 Age 20
    Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance


    The above was an IFCP case with the volunteer being Chris Harley.

    Volunteer Westwick drowned by accident whilst on duty
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Joseph A Westwick
    Death Age: 20
    Birth Date: abt 1921
    Registration Date: Mar 1941
    Registration district: Newcastle upon Tyne
    Inferred County: Northumberland
    Volume: 10b
    Page: 38

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  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    First set of Guard duties for Pte Joseph Allan Westwick ,one of two soldiers who fell into the River Tyne on Feb 16th 1941 whilst on guard duty on the River jetty his body was recovered three days later using a grappling hook by firemen and River Tyne Police launch. The other soldier who was saved was Pte Clive Hagan . The coroner recorded "The boy died not only in the service of his employers but in the service of his country."
    Joseph Allan Westwick born 24th June 1920 lived at 52 Canning Street, Benwell son of Joseph Westwick (Snr) (30/05/1885) and Annie Westwick (08/02/1883) . .. (source DLI 1920-46 Verrieres )

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