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MUNCASTER WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1
Compiled and copyright © Lynda Smith 2005

Muncaster is situated close to the Cumbria coast next to Ravenglass. The parish church is in the grounds of Muncaster Castle. The war memorial is to be found in the form of a plaque within the church.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2005

Sacred
to the memory of
Henry Birkett
2/Lieutenant, Royal Air Force
of the Schoolhouse, Muncaster
Born June 29th 1899
Killed Oct. 24th 1918
Also his comrades from this parish

BIRKETT

Henry

Second Lieutenant. No. 3 Flying School, Royal Air Force. Born 29th June 1899. Killed on 24th October 1918. Lived at The Schoolhouse, Muncaster. Buried: Muncaster (St. Michael) Churchyard. In South West part.

AINSWORTH

William

Private 46976. 13th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died on 7th June 1916. Private Ainsworth was born in Main Street, Ravenglass on 28th April 1892, the son of William Ainsworth. He lived in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia where he worked as a pipemaker. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. E. 7.

ANDERSON

R

Private. 8th Battalion Border Regiment. No further information available at present.

BIRKETT

James

Private 4655. 18th Battalion Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died on 7th October 1917. Aged 32. Son of the late William and Margaret Birkett. Native of Ravenglass, Cumberland, England. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.

COWAN

Bob

Private 14746. 8th Battalion Border Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th July 1916. Aged 23. Born and lived Ravenglass. Enlisted Kendal, Westmorland. Son of R. and E. Cowan, of Main St., Ravenglass, Cumberland. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

COWAN

William

Private 22058. 1st Battalion Border Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 5th May 1917. Aged 24. Born and lived Ravenglass. Enlisted Whitehaven, Cumberland. Son of R. H. and Elizabeth Cowan, of Main St., Ravenglass, Cumberland. Buried: Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. D. 18.

JACKSON

David Brears

Corporal S/936. 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th June 1916. Aged 21. Born Muncaster. Lived Ravenglass. Enlisted Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. Son of William and Ann Eliza Jackson, of Ings, Muncaster, Ravenglass, Cumberland. Buried: Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. D. 7.

KNEALE

Edgar James

Private 27594. 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 17th October 1918. Aged 21. Born Eskdale, Cumberland. Enlisted Whitehaven. Son of Margaret Kneale, of The Cottage, Main St., Ravenglass, Cumberland, and the late John Kneale, of Eskdale. Buried: Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. B. 4.

MASSICKS

Joseph

Rifleman 44383. 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Formerly 20315 King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th September 1918. Aged 28. Born Muncaster. Enlisted Milburn, Lancashire. Son of Maria Massicks, of Brankinwall, Ravenglass, Cumberland, and the late William Massicks. Buried: Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. VIII. A. 18.

PARDOEThe Rev.

George Southey

Chaplain 4th Class. Army Chaplains' Department. Died on 15th October 1918. Aged 41. Son of George Owen Pardoe, and Letitia Pardoe, of Shropshire; husband of Gertrude Pardoe, of Southcote, Baldock, Herts. Vicar of Muncaster 1908 – 1918. Buried: Jerusalem War Cemetery. Ref. R. 106.

SCOTT

J

Private Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

TYSON

William

Trooper 3124. 2nd Life Guards. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th December 1916. Aged 20. Born Ravenglass. Enlisted Whitehaven. Son of George and Elizabeth Tyson, of Wells Cottage, Ravenglass, Cumberland. Buried: Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. I. F. 24.

WARDLE

Edward

Gunner 103019. 177th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th August 1918. Aged 37. Born Macclesfield, Cheshire. Lived Ravenglass. Enlisted Whitehaven, Cumberland. Husband of Sarah Jane Wardle, of 15, Killington St., Briercliffe Rd., Burnley. Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XXIV. A. 21A.

YEOWART

Joseph

Gunner 28337. 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th October 1918. Aged 22. Born Ravenglass. Enlisted Kendal. Son of John and Annie Yeowart, of Main St., Ravenglass, Cumberland. Buried: St. Vaast Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Ref. C. 9.

1914 PRO PATRIA 1918

Buried in the churchyard, not on the memorial.

VASSALLI

Alfred Jerome

(CD gives Alfred James) Corporal 305. "C Squadron, 2nd King Edward's Horse. Died at home on 1st October 1914. Aged 35. Born Whitby, Yorkshire. Lived Drigg, Cumberland. Son of John and Hannah Vassalli; husband of Anne Pembroke Vassalli, of Ravenglass, Cumberland. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried: Muncaster (St. Michael) Churchyard. ln North part.

29 December 2005

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