Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hethersgill War Memorial, Cumbria

1. Hethersgill War Memorial and St Mary's Parish Church
Parish of Hethersgill, Cumberland (now Cumbria)
2.  Hethersgill War Memorial and WW1 panel
[Commemorating Hethersgill's WW1 War Dead]







3. Rear panel of Hethersgill War Memorial
[Commemorates a parishioner who died in 1921]

4. WW2 names on Hethersgill War Memorial
For additional information click on 'Comments' below
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information

Introduction

Hethersgill is a north Cumbrian ecclesiastical and civil parish and is mainly rural in character. The Parish Church (Church of England) is dedicated to St Mary.

The Hethersgill War Memorial, in the form of a runic (Celtic) cross, was unveiled on 11 June 1920 to commemorate the parishioners who had lost their lives during the 1914 - 1918 war. It is located in the front part churchyard close to the passing in front of St Mary's church [Photograph No. 1]. The names of eleven parishioners who died in the war are engraved on the plinth at the front of the memorial [Photograph N. 2].

In 1921, another parishioner who had served in the First World War died of wounds received in the war and his name was subsequently added to the rear of the memorial [Photograph No. 3]. During the Second World War (1939 - 1945) there were three parishioners who lost their lives. After the war, their names were subsequently added to the left-hand side panel of the memorial [Photograph No. 4].
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Commemorating parishioners who died in WW1

The front panel of the war memorial commemorates the parishioners who died in the First World War (1914 - 1918). The original panel has been overlaid with a harder grey granite stone with the list of names. It reads as follows:

"In Memory of
The Glorious Dead
1914 - 1918
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Pte. Andrew ALSTON Royal Scots Regt
Pte. David ARMSTRONG Yorkshire Regt
LCpl David BAXTER Border Regt
Pte. George ELLIOTT Border Regt
Pte. Harrison HOPE Coldstream Guards
Pte. John WATTERS Border Regt
Pte. Robert ELLIOTT Border Regt
Pte. Lewis BELL Border Regt ) - Heatherbank
LCpl William BELL Border Regt )
Pte. William BELL D. of W. Regt - Hores Gill (sic)
Pte. William BELL Border Regt - Meinmoss
___________________

Greater Love hath no Man than this,
That a Man lay down his life for his friends".
___________________

The panel on the rear of the war memorial has the name of a parishioner who served in World War One and who died of wounds in 1921:
"Arnold J. Bell, B.T.B.N.N, obit. 22nd March 1921".
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Commemorating parishioners who died in WW2

The panel on the left-hand side of the plinth of the war memorial commemorates the parishioners who died in WW2. It reads as follows:

"In Proud remembrance of

Herbert John MALLINSON
Graham Kendal WATSON
John Henry Vine HALL

Who gave their lives in the Second World War
1939 - 1945".
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Tuesday, 19 November, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

CWGC citations for Hethersgill's WW2 casualties

Below are the CWGC citations for the WW2 casualties listed on Hethersgill War Memorial:

1. Corporal Herbert John Mallinson, R.A.F.

Name: MALLINSON, HERBERT JOHN
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 548098
Date of Death: 25/10/1940
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Grave Reference: 20. A. 8.
Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey, U.K.

Additional Information:
Son of Isaac and Hilda Annie Mallinson, of Kirklinton, Cumberland.
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2. Stoker Graham Kendal Watson, R.N.

Name: WATSON, GRAHAM KENDAL
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service No: D/KX 104579
Date of Death: 18/10/1940
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. Venetia
Panel Reference: Panel 42, Column 1.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon, U.K.

Additional Information:

Son of James and Harriet Watson;
Husband of Mary Annie Watson, of Warwick Bridge, Cumberland.
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3. Major John Henry Vine Hall, M.C.

Name: HALL, JOHN HENRY VINE
Rank: Major
Service No: 89555
Date of Death: 12/03/1943
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C., 1st Bn.
Awards: M. C.
Grave Reference: 4. B. 8.
Cemetery: TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia

Additional Information:
Son of Percy Newman Hall and Cora A. Hall, of Beaumont, Jersey, Channel Islands. M.A., LL.B. (Cantab.).
Solicitor. Ex-Chairman of the United Law Society.
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Wednesday, 20 November, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

CWGC citations for Hethersgill's WW1 casualties

Below are the CWGC citations for the WW1 casualties listed on the front panel of the Hethersgill War Memorial:

1. Private Andrew Alston, Royal Scots Regiment

Name: ALSTON, ANDREW
Rank: Private
Service No: 351533
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. C. 12.
Cemetery: PARGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France.

Additional Information:
Son of William and Janet Alston, of Friar Hill, Roweltown, Carlisle.
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2. Private David Armstrong, Yorkshire Regiment

Name: ARMSTRONG, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: 203735
Date of Death: 04/10/1917
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Yorkshire Regiment, 10th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Additional Information:
Son of William and Mary Ann Armstrong, of Prior House, Kirklinton, Carlisle.
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3. Lance Corporal David Baxter, Border Regiment

Name: BAXTER, DAVID
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 21974
Date of Death: 28/08/1916
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment, 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. A. 7.
Cemetery: WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France.

Additional Information:
Son of John and Mary Ann Baxter, of Hethersgill.
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4. Private George Elliott, Border Regiment

Name: ELLIOTT, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 16368
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment, 11th Bn. attd. 16th Bn. Manchester Regiment
Grave Reference: XXV. E. 10.
Cemetery: SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France.

Additional Information:
Son of William and Barbara Elliott, of Moss Edge, Hethersgill, Cumberland.
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5. Private Harrison Hope, Coldstream Guards

Name: HOPE, H
Rank: Private
Service No: 18693
Date of Death: 05/08/1918
Regiment/Service: Coldstream Guards, 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: H. 17.
Cemetery: ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, FREVENT, Pas-de-Calais, France.

Additional Information:
(None)
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Wednesday, 20 November, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

6. Private John Watters, Border Regiment

Name: WATTERS, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 241343
Date of Death: 08/11/1917
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment, 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: XIV. B. 2.
Cemetery: DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Additional Information:
Son of John and Elizabeth Watters, of Prior Rigg, Kirklinton, Carlisle.
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7. Private Robert Elliott, Border Regiment

(Unable to identify the correct casualty)
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8. Private Lewis Bell, Border Regiment

Name: BELL, LEWIS
Rank: Private
Service No: 17396
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment, 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. X. 8.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE, Somme, France.

Additional Information:
Son of Lewis and Mary Ann Bell, of Dormansteads Gate, Roweltown, Carlisle.
Native of Kirkcambeck, Brampton, Cumberland.
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9. Lance Corporal William Bell, Border Regiment

Name: BELL, W
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 17600
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment, 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. W. 2.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE, Somme, France

Additional Information:
(None)
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10. Private William Bell, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Name: BELL, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 23778
Date of Death: 12/10/1916
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VII. W. 4.
Cemetery: GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France.

Additional Information:
Son of William Bell, of Brown Hill, Lanercost, Brampton, Cumberland.
Native of Horsegills, Kirklinton, Carlisle.
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11. Private William Bell, Border Regiment

Name: BELL, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 15273
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment, 11th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

Additional Information:
Son of Mrs. Mary E. Ridley, of Garth Villa, Winskill, Carlisle, and Henry Ridley (Stepfather).
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