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THE HOLY ISLAND OF LINDISFARNE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

The memorial on Holy Island (Lindisfarne) is on a small hill on the south of the island overlooking the harbour and the ruins of the priory (home of The Venerable Bede, etc). The island, which can only be reached by car when the tide is out, is off the Northumbrian coast roughly half way between Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Photograph Copyright © Mel Gibbs 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD
1914-1918

CROSSMAN William Ronald Morley

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 2nd November 1914. Son of Mrs. F. A.. Morley Crossman, of Radcliffe House, Bamburgh, Northumberland, and the late Mr. L. Morley Crossman. Native of Beal, Northumberland. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

CROMARTY George Douglas

Private 30732, 2nd/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born and resident Holy Island, enlisted Alnwick. Son of Thomas and Sarah Cromarty, of Front St., Holy Island, Beal, Northumberland. Formerly 39991, Northumberland Fusiliers. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 42 and 43

PATTERSON James B

Private 46763, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Born and resident Holy Island, enlisted newcastle-on-Tyne. Son of John and Jane Isabella Patterson, of "North View," Holy Island, Beal, Northumberland. Buried in CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON, Aisne, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 9.

WILSON William

Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (RDF) - No further information currently.

TOUCH Joseph

[On memorial as Driver] Gunner 69200, No. 4. Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 24th November 1918. Aged 25. Son of David and Margaret Tough, of Holy Island, Beal, Northumberland. Buried in BYKER AND HEATON CEMETERY, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, Northumberland. Plot XII. Row U. Grave II.

SHELL Adam

Deck Hand 6708DA, H.M. Trawler "Ameer", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 18th March 1916. Aged 34. Son of Adam and Margaret Shell, of Holy Island; husband of Alice Shell, of 4, Mafeking St., Gateshead. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19.

MARKWELL James

Deck Hand 6710DA, H.M. Trawler "Holdene", Royal Naval Reserve. dIED 2nd February 1917. Aged 46. Son of David Markwell, of Holy Island; husband of Rachel Markwell, of West End, Holy Island, Northumberland. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 26.

MARKWELL Thomas

R.N.R.T.A.B. - No further information currently

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD
1939-1945
HENDERSON Adam Shell

Seaman LT/JX 400013, H.M. Trawler Kingston Beryl, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 25th December 1943. Aged 20. Son of Robert Snowden Henderson and Margaret Henderson, of Holy Island, Northumberland. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 11, Column 3.

WALKER Thomas

Stoker 1st Class, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died 24th May 1941. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Lily Walker; husband of Agnes Addison Walker. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 55, Column 3.

DOUGLAS George Cromarty

Sergeant 901664, 124 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 20th June 1942. Aged 23. Son of Thomas and Isabella Douglas, of High Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 31.

19 October 2004

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