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BURGH BY SANDS WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1
Compiled and copyright © Lynne Herriman 2008

The Burgh By Sands war memorial is situated in St. Michael’s Church Cemetery Extension, Burgh By Sands, Cumbria. It takes the form of a Celtic cross on a tapering shaft mounted on a plinth with a two-stepped base, the inscriptions being on the plinth. There are 16 names for World War 1. The memorial was erected by public subscription, costing £63 19s 6d, the builders were Messrs. beattie & Co; it was unveiled 31st October 1921. Within the church of St Michael is a second memorial in the form of a plain rectangular bronze plaque in a carved frame with an incised inscription. This memorial contains the names of 9 men who gave their lives in World War 2 and has yet to be transcribed.

Photograph copyright © Lynne Herriman 2008

IN
MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ABBOTT

William

146000, Private, 12th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Born in Lazonby, Cumberland. Enlisted in Carlisle. Son of Mr. T. Abbott of Langworth Cottage, Low Moorhouse, Carlisle. Died of wounds in France and Flanders on 1st October 1918. Buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 8.

BELL

William

Private, Canadian Highlanders No further information available.

CALVERT

Robert Mayson

2nd Lieutenant, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Son of Robert and Fanny Maria Calvert, of Burgh-by-Sands, Cumberland. Educated at St. Bees School; Hastings Exhibitioner at Queen’s College, Oxford. Killed in action on 9th July 1916 aged 20 years. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2. Plot XXIX. Row E. Grave 2.

ELLIOT

Joseph

17424, Private, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Born in Aikton, Cumberland. Resided in Thurstonfield, Carlisle. Enlisted in Carlisle. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 20th November 1917. Buried in Marcoing British Cemetery. Plot II. Row C. Grave 15.

FITCH

Robert C

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] S/6054, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s). Born in Highfield Moor, Cumberland. Enlisted in Perth, Perthshire. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 11th April 1917. Buried in Brown’s Copse Cemetery, Roeux. Plot III. Row A. Grave 36.

JESSAMINE

John Morrison

18780, Private, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born in Burgh By Sands, Cumberland. Resided in Kirkandrews-on-Eden, Cumberland. Enlisted in Edinburgh. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 1st July 1916. Remembered on Pier and Face 6D and 7D, Thiepval Memorial.

LIGHTFOOT

Edward

13349, Private, "A" Coy, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Born in Dalston, Cumberland. Resided in Cummersdale, Cumberland. Enlisted in Carlisle, Cumberland. Son of Thomas and Ruth Lightfoot of Halfway House, Dalston Road, Carlisle; husband of Maggie Bell Huddard (formerly Lightfoot) of Bank Cottage, Skinburness, Silloth, Carlisle. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 1st July 1916 aged 24 years. Buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Plot I. Row C. Grave 11.

LIGHTFOOT

Richard

11th Border Regiment. probably 81932, Private, 9th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (formerly 26963, Border Regiment). Born in Keswick, Cumberland. Enlisted in Carlisle. Died of wounds in France and Flanders on 5th June 1917. Buried in Feuchy British Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 6.

LITTLE

David

38806, Private, 15th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born in Burgh-By-Sands, Cumberland. Resided in Carlisle. Enlisted in Galashiels, Roxburghshire. Son of David and Catherine Little of Amberfield, Burgh by Sands, Carlisle. Fought in France and Flanders. Died as a prisoner of war on 17th October 1918 aged 24 years. Buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Plot I. Row E. Grave 3.

McCRONE

Thomas

24297, Private, 50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (formerly 2867, Durham Light Infantry). Resided in Spennymoor. Enlisted in Crook. Husband of Margaret McCrone of 4 Queen Street, Spennymoor, Co. Durham. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 1st April 1918 aged 31 years. Remembered on Panel 90 to 93, Pozieres Memorial.

MOFFATT

Robert

17314, Private, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Born in Burgh-By-Sands, Carlisle. Enlisted in Carlisle. Son of Mrs. Mary A. Percival of Burgh-by-Sands, Carlisle. Died of wounds in France and Flanders on 8th June 1917 aged 23 years. Buried in Westhof Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 11.

PEAL

William

Private, East Yorkshire Light Infantry possibly 12298, Private, 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Born in Fleetwood, Lancashire. Resided in Carlisle. Enlisted in Bradford, Yorks. Killed in action on 26th April 1916 aged 32 years. Remembered on Panel 6, Ploegsteert Memorial.

SCOTT

Andrew

S A Regiment. possibly 787, Private, South African Signal Service. (South African Regiment – from War Memorial). Died on 12th March 1915 in Johannesburg. Buried in Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemetery. Plo/Row/Section E. C. Grave 1507.

STOREY

Mason

57333, Private, Depot, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (formerly 11th Battalion, Border Regiment). Son of Thomas and Fanny Story of Cumwhinton, Carlisle. Died on 12th February 1919 aged 26 years. Buried in South Part of St. Michael’s Churchyard, Burgh-by-Sands.

WALLACE

William

187277, Private, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). (3rd Canadians – off War Memorial) (formerly 90th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Winnipeg Rifles). Died on 27th November 1916. Buried in Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 13.

WILSON

William

13755, Private, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Born in Kirkbampton, Cumberland. Resided in Thurstonefield, Nr. Carlisle. Enlisted in Carlisle. Son of William and Mary Jane Wilson of Thurstonfield, Carlisle. Killed in action in France and Flanders on 1st July 1916 aged 25 years. Remembered on Pier and Face 6A and 7C, Thiepval Memorial.

THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR FREEDOM AND FOR HONOUR.
THEIR EXAMPLE WILL BE AN
ABIDING INSPIRATION

Last updated 7 September, 2008

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