Sunday, November 04, 2012

Keswick's First Casualty of WW2

Headstone of L/Cpl John J. McNichol, 
6th Battalion The Border Regiment
Keswick (St John's) Churchyard
Keswick, Cumberland

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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

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The first casualty of WW2 from Keswick, Cumberland (now Cumbria) was Lance Corporal John Joseph McNichol, 6th Battallion The Border Regiment. He died in the first month of the war, on 23 September 1939 at the age of 21. Lance Corporal McNichol was also the first casualty of WW2 to be interred in St John's Churchyard, Keswick.

Lance Corporal McNichol's epitaph on his headstone is taken from the prayer for the 'Eternal Rest' of the souls of the faithful departed:

"Eternal Rest give unto him. O Lord and may he rest in peace".
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