Sunday, February 10, 2013

The War Memorial of Dalston, Cumbria

1. Dalston War Memorial (front) and Parish Church
2. Dalston War memorial (rear) and the lych gate
3. The WW2 names on Dalston War Memorial
4. The Dalston 'Roll of Honour' in St Michael's Church
(Remembering the villagers lost in the two World Wars)
[It takes the form of a wooden triptych]
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For additional information click on 'Comments' below.
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information

Dalston War Memorial

Dalston is a large village, a civil parish and an ecclesiastical parish in the county of Cumbria (previously Cumberland). It is located approximately 4 miles (c. 6 kms) south of Carlisle, the capital city of Cumbria.

Dalston War Memorial can be found in the grounds of the St Michael's Parish Church beside lych gate (Photographs No 1 & No 2). It takes the form of a Celtic cross and was erected after the First World War to remember the men of Dalston who lost their lives because of the 1914 - 1918 war. These names were engraved on the front of the memorial.

In addition, in 1921 Dalston Victory Hall began to be built constructed to commemorate victory in the 1914 - 1918 war and was opened in 1922. It was built by public subscription on land vested in the Trustees.

Following the Second World War the names of the 'Fallen' of the Second World War from the Dalston area were added to the war memorial in the churchyard. These names were engraved on the rear of the memorial (Photograph No 3).
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Sunday, 10 February, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Remembering the 'Fallen' of the 1914 - 1918 war

The original inscription on the front of Dalston War Memorial, which commemorates the 'Fallen' of the First World War reads as follows:

In proud memory of the Men of the Parish of Dalston who fell in
The Great War
1914 - 1918

Allan Armstrong
Thomas Armstrong
Henry G. Barclay
William A. Barnes
Thomas Brown
Reginald P. Cowen
Thomas W. Dodd
Joseph T. Douglas
John G. Douglas
Philip H. Ferguson, M.C.
John E. Fidler
Joseph Gibbons
David Graham
Andrew Graham
James Graham
William Graham
Charles Lewis
Thomas R. Little
Joseph W. Mitchell
James Moscrop
Adam Rigg
John Scott
William Scott
John Steele
John R. Thomlinson
John Tuddenham
Alfred Walton
Thomas Warwick
John Wilson
Tom Moscrop

LEST WE FORGET
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Sunday, 10 February, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Remembering the 'Fallen' of the 1939 - 1945 war

The inscription on the rear of Dalston War Memorial, commemorating the 'Fallen' of the Second World War, reads as follows:

1939 - 1945

Alan Armstrong
Frederick J. Field
Jack Gibbons
John Graham
William A. Gray
R. William Hogg
Ben Little
Norman MacLeod
Ronald Morrison
Charles Notman
A. Lawrence Sargison
Joseph Strong

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
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Sunday, 10 February, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

The Dalston ‘Roll of Honour’

Inside Dalston’s St Michael’s Church is another war memorial, known locally as the ‘Roll of Honour’. It is a free-standing wooden triptych with the details of the locals who lost their lives during the two World Wars (i.e. 1914 – 1919 and 1939 – 1945) [Photograph No. 4].

The names and dates of death of the First World War casualties are painted on the wooden doors while the names of the WW2 casualties were added later and are painted in the central panel around a crucifix. The wording in the central section of the triptych is as follows:

“For God, King and Country
Greater Love hath no man than this.
The Heroic Dead”

The details of 31 villagers who died in the First World War on this memorial are as follows:
Thomas Brown 9th Aug 1915
Reginald P. Cowen, 16th Aug 1915
Thomas Dodd, 21st Aug 1915
Harry Barclay, 23rd Oct 1915
Joseph Gibbons, 15th May 1916
James Moscrop, 1st July 1916
Thomas Warbrick, 1st July 1916
Charles Lewis, 6th Oct 1916
Adam Pigg, 19th May 1917
Philip Ferguson, 22nd Oct 1917
Thomas Little, 25th March 1918
John Wilson, 19th April 1918
Tom B. Moscrop, 27th April 1918
John Tuddenham, 27th April 1918
Allan Armstrong, 29th April 1918
John R. Thomlinson, 5th August 1918
Alfred Walton, 14th July 1918
Joseph W. Mitchell, 15th Oct 1918
Joseph T. Douglas, 1st Nov. 1918
William Douglas, 16th Feb 1919
John Steele, 23rd March 1918
John E. Fidler, 1st July 1916
James Graham, 2nd June 1916
Andrew Graham, 13th July 1916
William Scott, 30th Nov 1916
John Scott, 4th June 1917
William Graham, 1917
David Graham, 27th Sep 1918
Thomas Armstrong, 26th Nov 1918
John G. Douglas, 21st March 1919
William A. Barnes, 15th Aug 1919
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The names of 13 villagers who died in the Second World War listed on this memorial are as follows:

1939 – 45
Alan Armstrong
Frederick J. Field
George A. Field
Jack Gibbons
John Graham
William A. Gray
R. William Hogg
Ben Little
Norman MacLeod
Ronald Morrison (paint faded)
Charles Notman
A. Lawrence Sargison
Joseph Strong
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Wednesday, 01 July, 2015  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Dedication

This article is dedicated to the memory of those from Dalston and district who lost their lives in the two World Wars.

LEST WE FORGET:

Let us remember those who have died for their country in war and peace.
Let us remember those whom we knew.
Let us remember those whose memory we treasure.
Let us remember all those who lived and died in the service of their country, for freedom and mankind.
Let us remember all victims of war and oppression, wherever they may be.
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REMEMBERING THOSE WHO DIED IN THE WORLD WARS:

"All these were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of their times. There be of them, that have left a name behind them, that their praises might be reported. And some there be, which have no memorial, who are perished, as though they had never been and are become as though they had never been born and their children after them. But these were merciful men, whose righteousness hath not been forgotten".
[Ecclesiasticus 44 : 7 - 10]
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Wednesday, 01 July, 2015  

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