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KINGMOOR WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1 & 2
Compiled and copyright © Christine Campbell 2008

The war memorial is to be found within St Peter’s Church, Kingstown, Carlisle, Cumbria. It takes the form of a brass plaque mounted on oak mounted on wall. The World War 1 names are listed by surname and initial only. The church building founded in 1931. The World War 1 names are also listed on the memorial at St John’s Church, Houghton.

Photographs Copyright © Chrisitne Campbel 2008

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
THE HAMLET OF KINGMOOR WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
SERVICE OF GOD AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WARS
1914 – 1918 AND 1939 - 1945

1914-1918

ALFORD

Charles [William]

Private 36139, 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers and Border Regiment. Died 1st July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Henry and Sarah Alford. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3C and 3D

BIRKETT

Jno

Probably J. W. Birkett Sergeant 10736, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 26th October 1917. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium. Plot 111 Row B Grave 20

BAINBRIDGE

Christopher

Private S/10427, 8th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died. 14th November 1915. Aged 25. Son of Margaret Bainbridge and the late William Charles Bainbridge, of Coach and Horses Inn, Kingstown. Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium. Plot 1 Row F Grave 21. Listed on parents gravestone in Houghton churchyard

BROWN

Thomas [James]

Private S/21186, 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Aged 33. Husband of Edith Elizabeth Brown, of Kingstown. No known grave. Commemorated on at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium panel 141 to 143 and 162. Thomas Brown listed as farmer at Kingstown in 1914.

BIRKETT

Joseph

Corporal, 5th Reserve Battalion. Durham Light Infantry. Died in Hull Infirmary 22nd December 1917. Aged 25. Listed on gravestone in Houghton Churchyard. No known grave. Also commemorated on Carlisle Cemetery War Memorial 11 M 31

BIRKETT

R

Probably Robert George Birkett, Private, 2nd/4th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 22nd October 1918. Son of David and Margaret Jane Birkett. Buried in Buried Peshawar India Right B C XX1V 25 and commemorated on Delhi Memorial, India Gate, Delhi.

CURRAN

J

Probably James Curran Private 9633, 12th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died 6th June 1917 Buried in Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. Plot 1V Row H Grave 16

GRAHAM

William

Acting Sergeant/Corporal 16367, “B” Company, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 18th November 1916. Aged 33. on Son of William and Mary Graham, of Moorville, Carlisle. No known grave. Commemorated on at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6A and 7C

HOODLESS

William Blaylock

Private 14009, 6th Battalion, Border Regimen. Died 17th September 1916. Aged 24. Son of James and Elspeth Hoodless, of 1, West View, Kingstown. Brother of Thomas (below). Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, France Plot 1 Row F Grave 11. Also served at Gallipoli

HOODLESS

Thomas James

Gunner 229947, 29th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 16th November 1918. Aged 22. Son of James and Elspeth Hoodless of 1, West View Kingstown. Brother of William (above). Buried at Quey-le-Petit Cemetery (South side), Belgium

HAUGHAN

Parker

Private 10858, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 16th May 1916 in France. No known grave. Commemorated on at Thiepval, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6A and 7C

JOHNSTON

William

Lance Corporal 17579, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 18th November 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6A and 7C

KIRK

Robert

Corporal 13208, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died. 15th May 1918 in Italy. Aged 23. Son of Mrs Charlotte Kirk, brother of John and William of Kingstown. No known grave. Commemorated on Giavera Memorial, Italy

LEE

Wilfrid

Private. Probably Private 241957, 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 23rd April 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

MITCHINSON

Richard

Private, 54th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) Died 19/th November 1916. Aged 31. Born 19th January 1885, enlisted 11th April 1916 at Saskatoon Canada. Son of William and Margaret Mitchinson, of 14 Hobart Terrace, Moorville, Carlisle. Buried in Contay British Cemetery, France

MONKHOUSE

Joseph

Private S/16609, 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died 26th January 1917. Aged 25. Husband of Mary Mitchinson (formerly Monkhouse) of Whitehouse Kingstown. Buried in Dernoncourt Cemetery, France. Plot 1V Row G Grave 24

ROUTLEDGE

William

Born circa 1886. Private. Unknown service. Possibly Mercantile Marine. Living at Curators Lodge Kingstown Road in 1901

RAYSON

Richard

Private 202950, 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 29th November 1918. Buried in Premont British Cemetery, France. Plot III Row E Grave 23

ROBSON

W P

Private Unknown service Possibly Army Service Corps

SCOTT

F

Private 22358, 97th Company, Machine Gun Corps formerly Border Regiment. Died 26th April 1917. Aged 23. Son of James and Susan Scott, of 15 Charlotte Street, Carlisle. Buried in Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, France. Plot I Row C Grave 6

STEPHENSON

John

Private Unknown service

STEEL

Arthur

Private Unknown service

WARD

George

Born circa 1894 Private Unknown service

WARD

Joseph

Born circa 1896. Probably Joseph Ward Private 203282, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 26th October 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86

WARD

John

Born circa 1879 Possibly Private 3383, 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 17th September 1916. Buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France. Plot VIII Row C Grave 24

WILLS

John Scott

2nd Lieutenant, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 4th September 1918 in Belgium. Aged 26. Son of George and Mary Wills of 7, Etterby Street, Stanwix, Carlisle Buried in Voomezeele Cemetery Enclosure No.3, Belgium. Plot XVI Row L Grave 12

WALKER

George Ernest

Private 13399, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 1st July 1916. Aged 33. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Walker and husband of Eleanor Walker of Kingstown. No known grave. Commemorated on at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6A and 7C

1939-1945

ARMSTRONG

Daniel

Leading Aircraftman 543047, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 7th April 1940. Aged 20. Son of John Thomas Armstrong and Sarah Ann Armstrong of Carlisle, Cumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on at Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Surrey. Panel 22.

ARMSTRONG

Roland Scott

Sub Lieutenant, HMS Illustrious, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 29th January 1945. Aged 22. Mentioned in Dispatches. Son of George Lee Armstrong and Margaret Armstrong, of Carlisle, Cumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on at Lee on Solent Fleet Air Arm Memorial, Hampshire. Bay 6, Panel 3. (HMS Illustrious operating in Indonesia at this time)

FOSTER

Jeffrey Bernard

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1004570, 10 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th January 1944. No known grave. Buried in Berlin War Cemetery, Germany. Plot?Row/section 2 Collective Grave 19 – 21.

Last updated 14 May, 2009

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