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John George Windle

Civilian Palmer Shipbuilding.


(d.15th June 1915)

John George Windle, Civilian, was a screwing machine fitter in Palmers Engineering and Shipbuilding who died as a result of the Zeppelin Raid by LZ40(L10) on the night of 15th June 1915. He was 27 years old and is remembered on the original plaque which was in the Sterling Foundry Building once part of the Palmer Shipyard. His grave is in Jarrow Cemetery.

John was born in Upperby, Carlisle 1887, son of Robert and Mary Windle. In the 1911 census he is living at 50 Stothard Street, Jarrow with his widowed father Robert(50) a slinger in the metal foundry, John is single a screwing machine worker in the same Marine Engine works as his father. His younger brother Bertie(18) is single and an assitant dairy worker. Other information given from the 1901 census list the following details. Robert Windle (father) was born in Dalston, Cumberland 1861 and an Iron Foundry labourer. Mary Windle (mother) was born in Irthington, Cumberland 1861 and died before 1911 census. Jane Windle 1882 and Mary Windle 1883 (Milliner) were both born in Dalston. Robert (Bertie) Windle was born in Jarrow 1893 ( Assistant Dairyman).

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