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AMBLE BEDE STREET CLUB WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed June Watson, researched Martin Edwards 2006

Both memorials, First and Second World War, are of carved stone in the form of wall mounted Memorial Tablets inscribed with names of those who died. The World War 1 tablet has a scroll detailed with carved rifle decorations at each side. The World War 2 memorial tablet is above that for World War 1. Both memorials are at the front of Bede Street Club, Amble

 
Photograph Copyright © June Watson 2006

To the members of this club who fell in the War 1914-1919

BUDDLE

John Robert

Lance Corporal 267434, 1st/6th Battalion (Territorial), Northumbelrand Fusiliers. Killed in action 26th May 1917. Enlisted Alnwick. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2 and 3. See also Amble, St Cuthberts, Amble Town and also Amble Church of England School

BUDDLE

William

Private 2646, 1st/7th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 23. Enlisted Alnwick. Son of the late Henry and Ann Buddle, of 6, Edwin St., Amble, Northumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B. See also Amble, St Cuthberts, Amble Town and also Amble Church of England School

DUNN

William Alfred

Private 13400, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 14th July 1916. Aged 26. Born Accrington, enlisted Amble. Son of John and Sarah Dunn, of Albert St., Amble, Morpeth; husband of the late Alice Dunn. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B. See also Amble, St Cuthberts, Amble Town and also Amble Church of England School

HUMBLE

William Edward

Private 146645, 50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 17th October 1918. Born and enlisted Amble. Formerly 31804, South Staffordshire Regiment. Buried in QUIETISTE MILITARY CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 8. See also Amble, St Cuthberts, Amble Town and also Amble Church of England School

IRELAND

William

Private 3747, 1st/7th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 17th September 1916. Aged 32. Enlisted Alnwick. Son of James and Jane Ireland, of 48, Middleton St., Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 57. See also Amble, St Cuthberts, Amble Town and also Amble Church of England School

McINNES

Robert Donald

Second Lieutenant, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 30th March 1918. Aged 36. Son of Robert G. and the late Ellen M. McInnes; husband of Eleanor McInnes, of Amble, Northumberland. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 9. See also Amble, St Cuthberts, Amble Town and also Amble Church of England School

MOSSMAN

Robert Stephen

Sergeant 885, 1st/7th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26th April 1915. Born Amble, enlisted Alnwick. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8 and 12. See also Amble, St Cuthberts, Amble Town and also Amble Church of England School

MURRAY

Ernest

No further information currently available. See also Amble, St Cuthberts and also Amble Town

PRATT

James Sanderson

Abvle Seaman TZ/770, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval volunteer Reserve. Died 28th October 1917. Aged 30. Son of Andrew Dryden Pratt and Jane Pratt, of 9, Bede Street, Amble, Northumberland. Served in the Dardanelles Campaign with the Collingwood Battalion. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 2.

There is also a memorial tablet wihin the church of St Cuthbert's:

"To the glory of God and in loving memory of JAMES SANDERSON PRATT A.B. of the HOWE Batt. R.N.D. who died of wounds received in action October 28, 1917 aged 30 years and is buried in Nine Elms British Cemetry near Poperinghe,Belgium

The strife is o'er, the battle done; Now is the victor's triumph won. O let the song of praise be sung. Alleliua!"

See also Amble, St Cuthberts and Amble Town

ROBSON

George Finniner

Lance Corporal 20/1554, 20th Battalion (Tyneside Scottish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th March 1916. Enlisted Amble. Buried in X FARM CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 6.

TAIT, DCM

Adam

Sergeant 12801, 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 27th April 1918. Born Alnwick, enlisted Amble. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162. See also Amble, St Cuthberts and Amble Town

Greater love hath no man than this

To the members of this club who fell in the War 1939-1945

BROWN

James

Master, M.V. Empire Statesman (Leith), Merchant Navy, Lost when his ship was torpedoed and sunk 5th December 1940. Aged 34. Son of James and Annie Jane Brown, of Amble, Northumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 45.

Note: Empire Statesman was torpedoed and sunk on The 11th December, 1940by German submarine U-40. She was part of Convoy SLS-56. She had sailed from Freetown on 19th November 1940 heading for Oban and Middlesborough with an ore cargo. She reported enhine trouble two days later. Her compliment of crew was 32 men.

DIXON

Richard Albert

Fireman, S.S. Chevington (Newcastle-on-Tyne). Lost with his ship 12th October 1941. Aged 36. Son of Adam and Grace Ann Dixon; husband of Margaret Mary Dixon, of Amble, Northumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 28.

Note: S.S. Chevington was a Steamship, 1,537 tones. She was torpedoed and sunk by an E-boat 12th October 1941 while on a voyage from London to Grangemouth. Seven of her crew and two gunners were killed.

HULTGREN

Charles

Able Seaman , S.S. Chevington (Newcastle-on-Tyne). Lost with his ship 12th October 1941. Aged 36. Son of Charles G. Hultgren, and of Margaret A. Hultgren, of Amble, Northumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 28.

Note: S.S. Chevington was a Steamship, 1,537 tones. She was torpedoed and sunk by an E-boat 12th October 1941 while on a voyage from London to Grangemouth. Seven of her crew and two gunners were killed.

HUME

Sidney

Private 14606979, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 13th February 1945. Aged 36. Son of Charles G. Hultgren, and of Margaret A. Hultgren, of Amble, Northumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 13.

MILLER

Robert Arthur

Fireman and Trimmer, S.S. Togston (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Merchant Navy. Died 8th March 1941. Aged 41. Son of John and Lily Miller; husband of Rachel May Miller, of Amble, Northumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 108.

Note: S.S. Togston (1,547 tons) cargo ship, sailing from Blyth to London, carryig a cargo of coal, was torpedoed and sunk by a German E-Boat near Cromer, 2 miles from Smith's Knoll. Eight of her crew of 19 were lost.

PARMLEY

Thomas

Corporal T/242443, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 28th September 1945. Aged 39. Son of William and Catherine Gardner Parmley, of Newcastle-on-Tyne; husband of Alice Parmley, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Buried in BOLOGNA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 6.

STRAFFEN

George Marshall

Fusilier 14518734, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 18th January 1944. Aged 35. Son of Thomas and Margaret Straffen, of Amble, Northumberland. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY. Italy. Plot II. Row F. Garve 24.

STRAKER, MM

Charles Robert

Second Engineer Officer, S.S. Chevington (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Merchant Navy. Died when his ship was torpedoed 12th October 1941. Aged 53. Son of John and Helen Straker; husband of Ellen Straker. of Amble. Northumberland. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 28.

Note: S.S. Chevington was a Steamship, 1,537 tones. She was torpedoed and sunk by an E-boat 12th October 1941 while on a voyage from London to Grangemouth. Seven of her crew and two gunners were killed.

Greater love hath no man than this

Last updated 24 April, 2006

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