Thursday, January 17, 2013

Honouring the 'Fallen' of Thursby, Cumbria

1.  Thursby Parish Church (St Andrew's)

2. Thursby Parish War Memorial
3. Remembering the 'Fallen' of WW1 (1914 - 1918)

4. Remembering the 'Fallen' of WW2 (1939 - 1945)
For additional information click on 'Comments' below. 

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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information

Thursby's War Memorial

The village and parish of Thursby is in the post-1974 county of Cumbria (previously in Cumberland). It is approximately 10 Km (6 miles) south-west of Cumbria's capital city, Carlisle.

Close to the centre of the village is the Parish Church (Church of England) dedicated to St Andrew mainly built to the design of 1846 (Photograph No 1 above). Thursby's population remains relatively small compared to a number of neighbouring villages (approximately 500 for most of the first half of the 20th Century). At the time of the 2001 census Thursby's population had grown to 1185. This was due in part to newly built housing catering for daily commuting to Carlisle.

Within the churchyard is Thursby's War Memorial. It honours all those from the village who served in the Armed Forces during the two World Wars (Photograph No 2 above). The memorial also honours the villagers who lost their lives in the two World Wars: two from the First World War and four from the Second World War.
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The dedications

(a) First World War dedication

The dedication to the villagers who served in the Forces during the First World War (seen in Photograph No 3 above) and remembering those who died in the war reads as follows:

1914 - 1918

In honour of those who went from this parish to serve in the Great War.
And in memory of those who fell:

JOSEPH PERCY LAWSON
2nd Lieut., King's Own Lancs. Regt.
KILLED IN ACTION 8 AUG 1916.

JOHN WILLIAM SALKELD
Private, 11th Batt. Border Regt.
KILLED IN ACTION 1 JULY 1916.

"LEST WE FORGET".
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(b) Second World War dedication

The dedication to the villagers who served in the Forces during the Second World War (seen in Photograph No 4 above) and remembering those who died in the war reads as follows:

1939 - 1945

In honour of those who went from this parish to serve in the Great War.
And in memory of those who fell:

JOHN JOSEPH BELL
A.C.2, Royal Air Force.

JOHN WILLIAM CARRICK
Pte., Border Regiment

JOHN EDWARD TAYLOR
A.B. H.M. Submarine 'Triumph'

GEORGE TELFORD
Cpl., Royal Air Force.
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

CWGC citations

These are the Commonwealth War Graves Commission citations for Thursby's WW2 casualties:

(a) L.A.C. John Joseph Bell

Name: BELL, JOHN JOSEPH
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Service No: 1684129
Date of Death: 12/12/1943
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: 8. G. 2.
Cemetery: BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq.

Additional Information:
Son of Daniel and Sarah Jane Bell, of Micklethwaite, Cumberland.
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(b) Pte. John William Carrick

Name: CARRICK, JOHN WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 14603758
Date of Death: 03/02/1945
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment, 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: 25. A. 8.
Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma).

Additional Information:
Son of John and Sarah Jane Carrick;
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Carrick, of Micklethwaite, Cumberland.
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(c) Able Seaman John Edward Taylor
(listed by the CWGC as John Edmund Taylor)

Name: TAYLOR, JOHN EDMUND
Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: P/SSX 32650
Date of Death: 20/01/1942
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine Triumph
Panel Reference: Panel 65, Column 1.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire (U.K.)

Additional Information:
(Next of kin details not listed)
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(d) Corporal George Telford

Name: TELFORD, GEORGE
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 1509875
Date of Death: 10/11/1944
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: Plot 63. Row 6. Grave 7.
Cemetery: BRUGGE GENERAL CEMETERY, Belgium

Additional Information:
Son of Watson and Edith Telford, of Crofton, Cumberland.
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

CWGC citations (First World War)

As there are only two First World War casualties listed on Thursby's War Memorial, and for completeness, their CWGC citations are included below:

(a) 2nd Lt. Joseph Percy Lawson

Name: LAWSON, JOSEPH PERCY
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 08/08/1916
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 4th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, France (Somme)

Additional Information:
Son of Robert Lawson, of Curthwaite, Thursby, Carlisle, and the late Sarah Anna Lawson.
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(b) Pte. John William Salkeld

Name: SALKELD, J W
Rank: Private
Service No: 13880
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment, 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. L. 11.
Cemetery: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, France (Somme)

Additional Information:
(Next of kin details not listed by CWGC)
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