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John was the son of Henry and Mary Lee Poulton. He had four sisters; Elsie, Ethel, Nora and Doris. He attended Armstrong College between 1909 and 1912, gaining a BSc. in June 1912. John died of his wounds on 16th August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.
John is buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Graves Photographic Project. The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929. Delville Wood British Roll of Honour (http://delvillewood.com/DelvillewoodrollofhonourP.htm). Ancestry military records. Ancestry Medal Roll Index Card. Armstrong College Calendars.
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