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BRIGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1 & 2
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2015

The Brigham memorial is located in St Bridget's Churchyard, Brigham and takes the form of a rustic cross on a Aberdeen granite stone plinth and base with a lowe surrounding wall; the names for Wordl War 2 have been added at the base. There are 22 names listed for World War 1 and 16 for World War 2. THe memorial was first unveiled 5 March 1921 and the ceremony was attaended by the Bishop of Carlisle.

Photograph copyright © Michael Peck 2015

IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF BRIGHAM PARISH
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

PARKER Thomas
Lance Corporal. 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. 5th June 1915 on memorial.

Lance Corporal 1419. 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds home 5th June 1915, aged 23 years. Son of Robert and Margaret Parker. Born Brigham (as CWGC) or Great Broughton (as SDGW), enlisted Cockermouth and resident Broughton Cross, Cumberland. Commemorated Brigham (St Bridget) Churchyard.
TAIT Thomas
Private. 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. 25th September 1915 on memorial.

Private 10938. 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died Malta 24th September 1915, aged 28 years. Son of Mrs Mary Jane Tait of 24 Balmoral Terrace, Felling, Gateshead, Co Durham. Born Brigham, enlisted Carlisle, Cumberland and resident Felling, Co Durham. Commemorated Pieta Military Cemetery. B.XIV.2.
BENSON Joseph
Private. 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. 16th February 1916 on memorial.

Private 15943. 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 15th February 1916, aged 23 years. Son of William and Catherine Benson of Greysouthen, Cumberland. Born Brigham and enlisted Cockermouth, Cumberland. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 35.
HAYSTON Wilfred
Private. 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. 22nd February 1916 on memorial.

Private 20314. 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 22nd February 1916. Son of William and Mary Hayston, brother of Skelton Hayston. Born c1895 West Newton (as SDGW) or Newton Arlosh (as 1901 census), enlisted Cockermouth and resident Brigham, Cumberland. Commemorated Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt. I.B.46.
MOSSOP Thomas Lindsay Abbott
Private. 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. 3rd May 1916 on memorial.

Private S/8807. 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died of wounds 3rd May 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Lancelot and (the late) Margaret Ann Mossop of 18 East Row, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Born Frizington and enlisted Cockermouth, Cumberland. Commemorated Vermelles British Cemetery. II.F.32.
RENNEY Thompson
Private. 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. 29th June 1916 on memorial.

Thompson Rennie on records. Private 7989. 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 29th June 1916, aged 31 years. Son of William and (the late) Elizabeth Rennie Broughton Cross, Cumberland. Husband of Jane A Rennie of Croft House, Great Broughton, Cumberland. Born Broughton Cross, enlisted Carlisle and resident Broughton, Cumberland. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 6A and 7C.
HAYSTON Skelton
Private. Royal Field Artillery. 21st August 1916 on memorial.

Gunner 79181. C Battery, 70th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21st August 1916. Son of William and Mary Hayston, brother of Wilfred Hayston. Born c1893 at Newton Arlosh, enlisted Carlisle and resident Brigham, Cumberland. Commemorated Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery.
MAVIR Benjamin T
Private. 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. 15th September 1916 on memorial.

Private 16569. 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), formerly 12312 Dragoons. Died of wounds 15th September. Born Brigham and enlisted Cockermouth, Cumberland. Commemorated Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. I.H.5.
GILL William
Private. Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry. 10th July 1917 on memorial.

Private 28139. 11th Battalion, Border Regiment, formerly 2387 Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry. Killed in action 10th July 1917, aged 26 years. Son of Mary Gill of Nepth Ghyll, Bridgefoot, Workington, Cumberland. Born Cockermouth, enlisted Penrith and resident Workington, Cumberland. Commemorated Nieuport Memorial.
WILSON William
Driver. Army Service Corps. 6th August 1917 on memorial.

Driver T4/058420. 239th Horse Transport Company, Reserve Park, Army Service Corps, attached 9th Labour Battalion. Died of wounds 6th August 1917. Born Brigham, enlisted and resident Cockermouth, Cumberland. Commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. XVII.D.7.
WILKINSON Daniel
Private. 5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. 3rd September 1917 on memorial.

Private 40439. 5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 3rd September 1917, aged 18 years. Son of Elizabeth Wilkinson of 3 Stoney Beek, Broughton Cross, Cumberland. Born Cockermouth, enlisted Workington and resident Cockermouth, Cumberland. Commemorated Aeroplane Cemetery. I.B.10.
SOWERBY John George
Private. 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. 4th October 1917 on memorial.

Private S/8806. 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Born Broughton Moor and enlisted Cockermouth, Cumberland. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 132 to 135 and 162A.
RELPH Richard
Lance Corporal. Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry. 12th October 1917 on memorial.

Private 260336. 7th Battalion, Border Regiment, formerly 315101 Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry. Killed in action 12th October 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Ritson and Mary Relph of Brow Top, Flimby, Cumberland. Husband of Margaret M Freeman (formerly Relph) of Highfield Cottages, Northop, Flintshire, Wales. Born Brigham, enlisted Cockermouth and resident Flimby, Cumberland. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 85 to 86.
WALTON Thomas Cyril
Private. 2/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 21st March 1918 on memorial.

Private 52962. 2/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Thomas and Mary Walton of Crest House, Brigham, Cumberland. Brother of Joseph Stanley and Amos W Walton. Enlisted Cockermouth, Cumberland. Commemorated Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. III.A.13.
WALTON Joseph Stanley
Private. 13th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. 13th April 1918 on memorial.

Private 2644. 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 13th April 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas and Mary Walton of Crest House, Brigham, Cumberland. Brother of Thomas Cyril and Amos W Walton. Born Brigham and enlisted Egremont, Cumberland. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 1.
SANDERSON William Fletcher
Private. 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. 13th April 1918 on memorial.

Private15303. 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 13th April 1918, aged 25 years. Son of Fletcher and Hannah Bella Sanderson of Greysouthen, Cumberland. Born Brigham, enlisted Cockermouth and resident Greysouthen, Cumberland. Commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. XXVI.H.H.1.
WALKER Charles
Private. Machine Gun Corps. 15th April 1918 on memorial.

Private 85203. 29th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 32546 Border Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1918. Born Brigham and enlisted Maryport, Cumberland. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 11.
MOORE Samuel S
Lance Corporal. 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers. 27th May 1918 on memorial.

Samuel S Moore, born c 1889 at Brigham, Cumberland the son of William J and Elizabeth Moore. Present Brigham 1901 census. Joined King’s Own Scottish Borderers (Special Reserve) in 1909, transferring to Regular Army (Royal Scots Regiment) on 30th June 1910. Known to have served with Royal Scots Regiment at Lucknow, India in 1912 and as Private 87548 Samuel Moore of Royal Scots Regiment was declared deserter on 31st January 1917. Appears to have enlisted Royal Engineers as Sapper Patrick McConnell on 2nd February 1917, and was compulsorily transferred to Durham Light Infantry as Private 85487 on 12th April 1918. He was killed in action 27th May 1918 with 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Army identifies 87548 Moore (Royal Scots) and 85487 McConnell (Durham Light Infantry) as identical after correspondence with William J Moore (Father). Commemorated Soissons Memorial.
CARRUTHERS Jack
Private. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. 3rd September 1918 on memorial.

Private 51438. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 39538 Border Regiment. Killed in action 9th September 1918, aged 22 years. Son of John and Eleanor Carruthers of 1 Station Terrace, Bridgefoot, Cumberland. Born Bridgefoot and enlisted Workington, Cumberland. Commemorated Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery. IV.G.9.
ROBINSON Henry
Private. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. 18th September 1918 on memorial.

Private 51416. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 39604 Border Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Born Great Broughton, enlisted Cockermouth and resident Brigham, Cumberland. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 4.
WALTON Amos W
Sergeant. 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. 14th November 1918 on memorial.

Lance Sergeant 15846. 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 14th November 1918, aged 28 years. Son of Thomas and Mary Walton of Crest House, Brigham, Cumberland. Husband of L E Walton of 4 Horsman Street, Cockermouth, Cumberland. Brother of Joseph Stanley and Thomas Cyril Walton. Commemorated Brigham (St Bridget) Churchyard.
STEPHENSON Thomas W
Private. 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. 19th January 1919 on memorial.

Private 50532. 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 19th January 1919, aged 21 years. Son of Tom and Dora Stephenson of Greysouthen, Cumberland. Commemorated Brigham (St Bridget) Churchyard.
“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MANLAY DOWN HIS
LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.” 


1939-1945
ALLISON John Edward
Sergeant 634077, Royal Air Force. 113 Squadron. Died 19th May 1943, aged 22 years. Son of Edward and Dinah Ethel Allison of Greysouthen, Cumberland. Commemorated Maynamati Cemetery. 2.D.13.
BECK T D
No T D Beck identified. Possibly Thomas Beck. Private 3598622. 4th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 5th December 1941, aged 31 years. Son of John and Ann Carruthers Beck. Husband of Mary Beck of Penrith, Cumberland. Commemorated Tobruk War Cemetery. 8.R.1.
DICKSON Reginald Graham
Major 66157. 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 30th January 1945, aged 30 years. Son of Revd Canon Reginald Jeffcott Dickson MA and Elsie Maude Dickson of Brigham Vicarage, Cumberland. Commemorated Taukkyan War Cemetery. 17.G.11.
DIXON A E
Possibly Alan Everard Dixon. Leading Aircraftman 3024530, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th January 1946, aged 19 years. Son of John Elliott and Eleanor Dixon of Bridgefoot (county unspecified). Commemorated Clifton-In-Workington Churchyard.
DOUGLAS John Leslie Weatherston
Third Engineering Officer, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Bellerock’ (Gibralter). Died 15th July 1940, aged 19 years. Son of Chief Engineer John William Douglas and Alice Douglas of Brigham, Cumberland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 16.
FORRESTER J J
Possibly John James Forrester. Chief Petty Officer Writer P/M27902, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Hood’. Died 24th May 1941, aged 42 years. Son of William and Sarah Forrester. Husband of Margaret Jane Forrester of Camerton, Cumberland. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 57. Column 2.
GORDON W G
Possibly William Gill Gordon. Driver T/1152298. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 26th March 1942, aged 22 years. Son of John and Alice Gladys Gordon of Workington, Cumberland. Commemorated Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery. 8.B.9.
GRICE William Robinson
Lance Corporal 3325518. 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 19th August 1944, aged 29 years. Son of James and Elizabeth Grice. Husband of Elsie Grice of Stainburn, Cumberland. Commemorated Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery. IV.C.23.
IRELAND William Fearon
Lieutenant 271878. 51st Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 22nd September 1944, aged 26 years. Son of John Frazer and Bessie Ireland of Greysouthen, husband of Mary Annie Ireland of Greysouthen, Cumberland. Commemorated Gradara War Cemetery. I.C.15.
KIRKPATRICK John Robert William
Able Seaman D/JX336272, Royal Navy. HMS ‘President III’. Died 6th January 1944, aged 21 years. Son of John and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick of Brigham, Cumberland. Commemorated Penzance Cemetery. Sec F. Row A. Grave 17.
PAIN J H M
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
RAFFERTY William Beck
Able Seaman C/SSX33591, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Amra’. Died 16th May 1944. Son of John and Isobel Rafferty of Greysouthen, Cumberland. Commemorated Brigham (St Bridget) Churchyard.
SANDHAM Gordon Mellanby
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class P/MX54378, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Royal Oak’. Died 14th October 1939, aged 23 years. Son of James and Hannah Sandham of Brigham, Cumberland. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 34. Column 3.
TUCKER Gilbert William
Military Cross, Territorial Decoration. Major 30607. 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 13th October 1942, aged 45 years. Son of Henry and Mary Tucker. Husband of Frances Lillian Tucker of Brigham, Cumberland. Commemorated Brigham (St Bridget) Churchyard.
TURRELL John Henry
Driver T/187628. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7th August 1943, aged 32 years. Son of John and Margaret Turrell. Husband of Elsie Turrell of Cockermouth, Cumberland. Commemorated Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. B3.B.9.
WISE William Percy
Leading Aircraftman 754393, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th July 1941. Son of Joseph R and Margaret A Wise of Brigham, Cumberland. Commemorated Brigham (St Bridget) Churchyard.

Last updated 27 December, 2015

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