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BEWCASTLE WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1 & 2
Compiled and copyright © Andy Norris 2009

The Bewcastle memorial is in the form of an obelisk and stands at the main entrance to St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Bewcastle, Cumbria. There are 19 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2 with a further four graves in the churchyard with CWGC headstones but not on the memorial.

Photograph copyright © Andy Norris 2009

1914-1918

ARMSTRONG

Christopher

Lance Corporal 23094, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 33. Born Bewcastle, enlisted Carlisle. Son of Mrs C Armstrong, of Riggfoot, Roadhead. Brother of John James Armstrong (below). Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. Plot XXXIII. Row D. Grave 11.

ARMSTRONG

John James

Private 18884, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 19th August 1915. Born Bewcastle, enlisted Longtown, resident Riggfoot, Roadhead, Carlisle. Son of Mrs C Armstrong, of Riggfoot, Roadhead. Brother of Christopher Armstrong (above). No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. Panel 119 to 125 or 222 and 223.

ARMSTRONG

Richard

Private 484, 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died 27th July 1915. Aged 32. Son of James and Elizabeth Armstrong, of Crossings, Roadhead. Buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire. Church of England Grave 1712. Not listed on the Australian Roll of Honour

ARMSTRONG

George

Driver 15630, 16th Battery, 6th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery. Died of sickness 30th October 1918 at No 1. General Hospital, Etratat, France. Aged 28 years 7 months. Born Bewcastle. Son of James and Elizabeth Armstrong, of Crossings, Roadhead, Carlisle. Farmer by trade. Educated at Board School. Also trained as a carpenter. Arrived in Australia aged 23 years 7 months. Buried in Etretat Churchyard Extension, Etretat, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 7. Listed details on Australian Roll of Honour

ARMSTRONG

Hugh

Private 18885, 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action in France 10th June 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Longtown, resident Carlisle. Son of Thomas and Margaret Armstrong, of Brown Hill, Roadhead, Bewcastle. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Panel 35.

BEATY

Thomas

Corporal 19525, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 10th July 1917. Aged 30. Born Gilsland, enlisted Carlisle. Son of The late Thomas and Isabell Beaty of Crosshill, Bewcastle. Brother of William Beaty (below). Commemorated on the Nieuport Memorial, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

BEATY

William

Private 19524, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds in France 25th February 1917. Aged 22. Born newcastle, enlisted Carlisle. Son of The late Thomas and Isabell Beaty of Crosshill, Bewcastle. Brother of Thomas Beaty (above). Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 49.

EASTON

Robert

Sapper, 154095, 59th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 19th February 1918. Enlisted Chatham, Kent, resident Gateshead-on-Tyne. Buried in St Cuthbertís Churchyard, Bewcastle.

FORRESTER

John

Private 513834, 2nd/14th (London Scottish) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 8th December 1917. Aged 33. Enlisted Cleethorpes, resident Grimsby. Son of Thomas and Annie Forrester, of Hole of Lyne, Roadhead. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine (Israel). Row U. Grave 77.

GASS

John

Private 242253, 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 11th June 1917. Aged 34. Born Cross Greens, Bewcastle, enlisted Brampton, resident Carlisle. Son of Mrs Mary Gass, of Crossgreens, Bewcastle. Buried in St Cuthbertís Churchyard, Bewcastle.

JACKSON

David

Private 81270, 44th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 26613, Durham Light Infantry and listed on memorial as Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 23. Born Bewcastle, enlisted Hexham-on-Tyne, resident Plashetts. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Panel 56.

LITTLE

William

Private, New Zealand Force. Probably William Little, Rifleman 47227, 1st Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

MOSCROP

William

Private 54818, 127th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Border Regiment). formerly 25774, Border Regiment. Killed in action 6th November 1917. Aged 23. Born Haltwhistle, Northumberland, enlisted Carlisle. Son of James and Ann Moscrop, of Bewcastle, Husband of Sarah Ellen Moscrop, of "Lime Kiln Inn", Bewcastle. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, Belgium. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 13.

MURRAY

William

Private 12141, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 16th May 1915. Born Roadhead, Bewcastle, Carlisle, enlisted Longtown, resident Port of Monteith. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 19 and 20.

ROUTLEDGE

James

[Spelt ROUTLEDG on CWGC] Sapper 224229, Signal Sub-Section, Royal Engineers formerly 26th Briagde, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 6th November 1918. Born Bewcastle, enlisted Brampton, resident Roadhead. Buried in Cambrai East Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 27.

VARLEY

Alfred

Private, 30471, 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 3rd September 1916. Aged 24. Born Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, enlisted Jarrow. Son of James and Mary Varley, of Bewcastle Park, Schoolhouse, Cumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

WAUGH

Adam

Private 464558, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died of wounds in France 3rd October 1916. Aged 43. Born 30th July 1882. Son of John and Mary Waugh, of Keremeos, British Columbia. Born in Cumberland, England. Teamster by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 23rd October 1915 at Vancouver, British Columbia aged 33 years 4 months, height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 39 inches, complexion brown, eyes hazel, ahir dark brown; religion Church of England. Buried in Saint Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Plot B. Row 20. Grave 23. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10163 - 4

WAUGH

Robert

Private 56189, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (West Kent Yeomanry). Died at Brampton 3rd March 1919. Aged 33. Son of James and Catherine Waugh, of The Row, Bewcastle. Brother of Septimus Waugh (below). Buried in St Cuthbertís Churchyard, Bewcastle.

WAUGH

Septimus

Sergeant 17906, 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres, Belgium 7th June 1917. Aged 29. Born Bewcastle, enlisted Burnley, resident Carlisle. Son of James and Catherine Waugh, of The Row, Bewcastle. Bother of Robert Waugh (above). Killed in action at Ypres, Belgium. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

1939-1945

COSTIGAN

John

Trooper 3714998, 1st Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 27th August 1944. Aged 27. Son of Daniel and Helen Costigan. Husband of Phyllis Costigan, of Baileymill, Newcastleton. Commemorated at Bayeux War Cemetery, France

FORRESTER

John George

Private 3189980, 7th Battalion, Black Watch. Died 27th October 1942 at El Alamein, Egypt. Aged 21. Son of Joseph and Jane Forrester, of Penton, Cumberland. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

WAUGH

Frederick Kitchener Moore

Sergeant 1525699, 64 (The Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Italy 26th October 1943. Aged 27. Son of Frederick Moore Waugh and Sarah Waugh. Husband of Betty Ethel Waugh, of High Garrett, Essex. Buried in Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.

The following names are commemorated on graves in the churchyard but do not appear on the memorial.

DODD

Joseph

Private 71372, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 26th September 1916. Aged 24. Born 7th February 1892 in Cumberland, England. Resident Gamblesby Langsworthy, Cumberland. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 27th October 1914 at Winnipeg aged 22 years 8 months, height 5 feet 1½ inches, girth 36 inches, hair fair, eyes blue, hair fair; religion Church of England. Son of William and Rosanna Dodd. Buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, Somme, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2556b - 20

DODD

John Dodgson

Pilot Officer 84322, 248 Squadron (Blenheims), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th December 1940. Aged 27. Son of John William and Sarah Agnes Dodd, of East Horsley, Surrey. Nephew of the above Joseph Dodd, No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

NICHOLSON

Reuben

Sapper, 14686080, 968 Port Maintenance Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in Western Europe 16th December 1944. Aged 19. Son of Thomas and Tamar Nicholson, of Langholm, Dumfriesshire. Buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.

NIXON

Robert

Sergeant, Shropshire Regiment. Died in India 12th August 1910. Aged 33.

Last updated 7 September, 2008

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