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BAGGROW AND BLENNERHASSET WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1 & 2
Compiled and copyright © John Hendry 2008
additional research Martin Edwards

The Baggrow and Blennerhasset War Memorial stands beside the road in BLennerhasset and takes the form of a Celtic Cross mounted on a rough hewn rock plinth. The front and rear faces of the plinth bear the inscription, the front face also has a sword entwined with a wreath carved in relief. The whole is enclosed within metal railings. The memorial was unveiled on 21st June 1921 and cost £110, the builders were Messrs Beattie & Co. There are seven names listed for World War 1, by year of death, and six names listed for World War 2, by year of death. For resach and reading purposes these have been sorted here into alphabetical order within conflict.

Photograph taken from the book "Blennerhasset" by Geoffrey Bremner,
published by Bookcase, 19 Castle Street, Carlisle. CA3 8SV.
www.bookscumbria.com

IN
MEMORY AND
HONOUR OF
THE MEN OF
BAGGROW AND
BLENNERHASSET
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BELL

Thomas Wilson

Lance Corporal 37732, 1/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 23rd April 1918. Aged 20. Born Baggrow, Carlisle, enlisted Aspatria, Cumberland. Son of Thomas and Margaret Bell, of Station Cottages, Baggrow, Aspatria, Cumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 19 and 20.

BEWLEY

Henry H

Private 2191, 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1915. Aged 18. Enlisted Workington, resident Blennerhassett. Son of Mrs. M. J. Tremble, of 21, Wood St., Maryport, Cumberland. Buried in HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NOrd, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 27.

BIRNEY

John George

Private 2128, 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 10th January 1916. Aged 31. Enlisted Workington, resident Aspatria. Son of Margaret and the late James Birney, of Harriston; husband of Ann Birney, of 9, Bell's Place, Nelson St., Maryport, Cumberland. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row K. Grave 34.

LAWSON

George

Private 13648, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born and enlisted Aspatria, resident Blennerhasset. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

REYNOLDS

Richard

Gunner 159324, "C" Battery, 119th Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 28th June 1917. Aged 22. Born Bothel, Cumberland, enlisted Wigton, Cumberland. Son of James and Dinah Ann Reynolds, of Blennerhasset, Carlisle. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row L. Grave 8.

SHANKLIN

Francis 'Frank'

Private 241033, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 1918. Enlisted WHitehaven, resident Aspatria. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.

TELFORD

George

Private 203634, 4th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died in India 1st November 1918. Born Caldbeck, Cumberland. enlisted Wigton, resident Aspatria. Buried in Nowshera Military Cemetery Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 19 and commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India. Face 1.

THEY DIED FOR US

WORLD WAR II
1939-1945
IN PROUD
AND AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF THE
FALLEN OF BAGGROW
AND BLENNERHASSET

ATKINSON

Fred Maxwell

Rifleman 3250797, 6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 29th October 1944. Aged 27. Son of Joseph William and Isabella Atkinson, of Blennerhasset, Cumberland; husband of Freda Agnes Atkinson, of Blennerhasset. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 10. Row A. Grave 13.

BATY

Stanley

1940. No further information currently available.

ELLIOTT

Robert

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1523249, 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th March 1944. Aged 20. Son of Robert and Jane Elliott, of Blennerhasset, Cumberland. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Plot 4. Row F. Grave 33.

PATTERSON

John

Gunner 1821717, 270 Battery, 77 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 23rd March 1943. Aged 38. Son of Annie Patterson, of Blennerhassett, Cumberland. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 7.

SUTTON

Albert Brelsford

Able Seaman C/SSX17084, H.M.S. Havock, Royal Navy. Died 29th May 1940. Aged 23. Son of Mrs. M. J. Rome, of Carlisle. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 83.

WRAPE

Frances Ann

Private W.56299, Auxiliary Territorial Service. Died 12th December 1942. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wrape, of Mealsgate. Buried south of the church in ALL HALLOWS CHURCHYARD, Cumberland.

LEST WE FORGET

Last updated 7 September, 2008

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