Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Fallen of St Peter's, Kells, Whitehaven.















Photographs:
(Top): Belfry, St Peter's Parish Church, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria
(Bottom): WW2 War Memorial, St Peter's, Kells.


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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

(a) In remembrance

The Church of England parish of St Peter's, Kells, Whitehaven was founded in 1939 within days of the declaration of war against Germany. The parish WW2 memorial records the names of 20 servicemen who gave their lives during the war.

The war memorial reads as follows:

To the Glory of God
And in memory of the Fallen from
This parish
1939 - 1945

(Column 1):
Gordon Brown
John J. Mean
Arthur Skelly
Thomas B. Tyson
Sidney Parkinson
Lancelot T. Bell
Thomas R. Lowrey
Alexander Pitblade
Anderson Lewthwaite
William S. Truett

(Column 2):
John Evans
Ernest Smith
William Mason
Gordon Benson
William M. Dalzell
William J. Ellwood
Thomas Gallagher
William V. Edmondson
Christopher Fitzsimons
Joseph W. Spiers
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

(b) CWGC citations

These are the CWGC citations for the 'The Fallen' of WW2 from St Peter's parish, Kells, Whitehaven:

(i) Gordon Brown

Casualty Details
Name: BROWN, GORDON
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 20
Date of Death: 23/08/1944
Service No: 1673141
Additional information: Son of Ernest and Margaret Lilian Brown, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 3.
Cemetery: NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Italy (Sicily)
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(ii) John J. Mean

Casualty Details
Name: MEAN, JOHN JOSEPH
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 03/07/1944
Service No: 3715963
Additional information: Son of John Robert and Sarah Ann Mean; husband of Hannah Mean, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX, D, 8.
Cemetery: ASSISI WAR CEMETERY, Italy
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(iii) Arthur Skelly

Casualty Details
Name: SKELLY, ARTHUR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 64 Medium Regt.
Age:26
Date of Death: 08/02/1945
Service No: 901701
Additional information: Son of Mrs. S. A. Skelly, of Kells, Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. E. 6.
Cemetery: JONKER BOS WAR CEMETERY, Netherlands (Gelderland)
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(iv) Thomas B. Tyson

Casualty Details
Name: TYSON, THOMAS BURNS
Initials: T B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Bombardier
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 2 Bty., 1 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 23/06/1942
Service No: 1512779
Additional information: Son of George William and L. Maud Tyson, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 33.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt
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(v) Sidney Parkinson

Casualty Details
Name: PARKINSON, SIDNEY
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 18/03/1945
Service No: 3600424
Additional information: Son of Charles and Mary Ellen Parkinson, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 25. C. 2-5.
Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma)
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

(vi) Lancelot T. Bell

Casualty Details
Name: BELL, LANCELOT THOMAS
Initials: L T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: M.V. Empire Gem
Age: 24
Date of Death: 24/01/1942
Service No: C/JX 227913
Additional information: Son of George and Margaret Bell;
Husband of Elizabeth Bell, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 52, 3.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent
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(vii) Thomas R. Lowrey

Casualty Details
Name: LOWREY, THOMAS REED
Initials: T R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordnance Artificer 4th Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Bacchante.
Date of Death: 13/02/1944
Service No: P/MX 78915
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 86, Column 3.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire (UK)
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(viii) Alexander Pitblade

Casualty Details
Name: PITBLADE, ALEXANDER HENDERSON
Initials: A H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 74 Medium Regt.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/03/1944
Service No: 907174
Additional information: Son of Isaac and Margaret Pitblade, of Kells, Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 13.
Cemetery: CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy
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(ix) Anderson Lewthwaite

Casualty Details
Name: LEWTHWAITE, ANDERSON
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Voltaire.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 09/04/1941
Service No: P/SSX 25049
Additional information: Son of Anderson and Mary Elizabeth Lewthwaite, of Kells, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 46, Column 3.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire (UK)
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(x) William S. Truett

Casualty Details
Name: TRUETT, WILLIAM SCOTT
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Empire Leopard (London)
Age: 21
Date of Death: 02/11/1942
Additional information: Son of William Beck Truett, and Margaret Ellen Truett, of Kells, Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 43.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London (UK)
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

(xi) John Evans

Casualty Details
Name: EVANS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (Q.M.S.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Age: 24
Date of Death: 01/12/1942
Service No: 7266524
Additional information: Son of Evan Henry and Jane Neill Evans. School Teacher.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 18. Column 1.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey (UK)
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(xii) Ernest Smith

Casualty Details
Name: SMITH, ERNEST
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 22/03/1943
Service No: 3607542
Additional information: Son of Robert and Sarah Smith, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 29.
Memorial: MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia
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(xiii) William Mason

Casualty Details
Name: MASON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 05/12/1941
Service No: 3596362
Additional information: Son of Edward and Elizebeth Mason;
Husband of Isabella Mason, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. D. 6.
Cemetery: TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya
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(xiv) Gordon Benson

Casualty Details
Name: BENSON, GORDON
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 11/05/1943
Service No: 3607804
Additional information: Son of William J. Benson and Eleanor Benson, of Hensingham, Whitehaven;
Husband of Nancy Benn Benson, of Whitehaven.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. F. Grave 51.
Cemetery: WHITEHAVEN (HENSINGHAM) CEMETERY, Cumberland (UK)
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(xv) William M. Dalzell

Casualty Details
Name: DALZELL, WILLIAM MADINE
Initials: W M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Nav.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 199 Sqdn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 28/08/1943
Service No: 574870
Additional information: Son of William and Ruth Cleator Dalzell, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. A. 15.
Cemetery: DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Germany (Bavaria)
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(xvi) William J. Ellwood

Casualty Details
Name: ELLWOOD, WILLIAM JENKINSON
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 16 Defence Regt.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 01/12/1944
Service No: 831692
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Ellwood;
Nephew of Isabel Graham, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 5.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore
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(xvii) Thomas Gallagher

Casualty Details
Name: GALLAGHER, THOMAS EDWIN
Initials: T E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Junior Engineer Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: M.V. Glenmoor (London)
Age: 19
Date of Death: 27/11/1940
Additional information: Son of Thomas Hartley Gallagher and Mabel Ann Gallagher, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 52.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London
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(xviii) William V. Edmondson

Casualty Details
Name: EDMONDSON, WILLIAM VINCENT
Initials: W V
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 19
Date of Death: 06/01/1943
Service No: 1548854
Additional information: Son of John Hayes Martindale Edmondson and Mary Edmondson, of Kells, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Block C. Plot 28. Grave D.
Cemetery: CARON MUNICIPAL CEMETERY, Canada (Saskatchewan)
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(xix) Christopher Fitzsimons

Casualty Details
Name: FITZSIMONS, CHRISTOPHER
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 14/05/1944
Service No: 3605053
Additional information: Son of Christopher and Sarah Fitzsimons, of Whitehaven, Cumberland;
Husband of Martha Fitzsimons, of Arrowthwaite, Whitehaven.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 8. D. 11.
Cemetery: IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India
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(xx) Joseph W. Spiers

Casualty Details
Name: SPIERS, JOSEPH WILLIAM
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Grenadier Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 08/03/1945
Service No: 2616535
Additional information: Son of William and Sarah Spiers;
Husband of Elsie Spiers, of Prospect, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 43. A. 3.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany (Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen)
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