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LONGHOUGHTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

The Longhoughton World War 1 memorial is located at the church of of St Peter and St Paul, Longhoughton on the west wall of the nave. It takes the form of a marble plaque with red marble as the border and a central insert of white marble carying the inscription. There are seventeen names for World War 1.

Photograph from an old postcard

To the Glory of God
and
in proud and grateful memory of those
from this Parish
who fell in the Great War
1914-1919

BICKERTON William

Second Lieutenant, 56th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 29. Son of Thomas and Mary Bickerton, of "Crag View," Longhoughton, Lesbury, Northumberland. Formerly interred in Fusilier Wood. Buried in OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial for Plot I. Row A. Grave 11.

Note: There are now 851 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 297 of the burials are unidentified and special memorials commemorate three casualties known to have been buried in the cemetery, but whose graves could not be located.

BUTTERS John [Kim]

Private 20/313, 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Die dof wounds 12 June 1916. Aged 28. Born Rennington, enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne. Son of Eliza Jane Butters, of Longhoughton, Lesbury, Northumberland, and the late John Butters. Buried in ETRETAT CHURCHYARD, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 20.

DODDS John Richardson

Private 46113, 24/27th Battalion (Tyneside Irish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 16 October 1917. Aged 28. Born Longhoughton, enlisted Alnwick. Son of Thomas and Mary Dodds, of Longhoughton, Lesbury, Northumberland. Formerly 149569, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in MINTY FARM CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 5.

DOUGLAS John William

[Listed as John Williams DOUGLAS on CWGC] Private 34518, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 20 November 1917. Aged 22. Born Eglingham, enlisted Alnwick, resident Longhoughton. Son of Francis and Ellen Douglas, of Longhoughton Hall, Lesbury, Northumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.

DOWNIE Henry W

Private A/202763, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3 October 1918. Aged 36. Born Belford, enlisted South Shields, resident Ashington. Husband of Joan Downie, of "Newholme," Hillside, Ashington, Northumberland. Formerly SS/5134, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row L. Grave 18.

FOREMAN Robert

Private (Trooper) 6591, 5th Lancers (Royal Irish). Killed in action 6 November 1914. Born Longhoughton, enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne, resident Acklington. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

FOREMAN William

Private 290681, 1/7th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 27 October 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Alnwick. Native of Longhoughton, Lesbury, Northumberland. Son of Thomas and the late Mary Ann Foreman. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row D. Grave 18.

GRAY Andrew

Private 2940, 1/7th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 15 November 1916. Aged 20. Born Longhoughton, enlisted Alnwick. Son of Joseph and Jane Gray, of South Farm, Craster, Lesbury, Northumberland. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row K. Grave 14.

HILLS Bryan

[Listed as Serjeant Major on memorial] Serjeant 202881, 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 20 February 1918. Born Berwick-on-Tweed, enlisted Lewick, Berwickshire. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 13.

HINSON Robert

Private 290341, 1/7th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 April 1917. Aged 22. Born Belford, enlisted Alnwick. Son of James and Margaret Hinson, of Pepper Moor Farm, Lesbury, Northumberland. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 10.

LANDERS James

Private 19163, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 20 November 1915. Aged 30. Born Kirkmabreack, Kirkcudbrightshire, enlisted and resident Alnwick. Nephew of Elizabeth Galloway, of Iron Mills, Dalkeith. Formerly 18701, Scottish Rifles. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 36.

NISBET John D

Private 20/1708, 20th Battalion (Tyneside Scottish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 1 July 1916. Born Lyneburn, enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

ROUGH Alexander

Private 58884, 178th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 15 August 1917. Aged 23. Buried in Smeafield, Northumberland, enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne. Son of John Robert and Emma Rough, of Scots Gap, Boulmer, Lesbury, Northumberland. Formerly 32762, Northumberland Fusiliers. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row U. Grave 31.

STANTON James

Private 295719, 710th Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 1 December 1917. Born Lonhoughton, enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex. resident Chevington Drift, Morpeth. Formerly 124671, Royal Engineers. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 2.

STANTON Matthew John

Private 3842, 1/7th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 28 September 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted Alnwick. Native of Boulmer, Lesbury, Northumberland. Son of the late John R. T. and Margaret Stanton. Buried in BAZENTIN-LE-PETIT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 8.

STRAKER James

Private 3870, 1/7th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 6 February 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Alnwick. Only son of James and Isabella Straker, of 6, Boulmer, Lesbury, Northumberland. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 15.

WOOD James Archibald

Private 31610, 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action in South Russia 26 August 1918. Aged 34. Enlisted Newcastle-on-Lyne, resident Lesbury. Husband of Mary Wood, of Scots Gap, Boulmer, Northumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on TEHRAN MEMORIAL, Iran. Panel 4. Column 2.

Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

BACK

George Philip

Telegraphist J/40179/CH, H.M.S. Lucia, Royal Navy. Died 11 November 1918. Aged 19. Son of Charles Back, of 45, Guinness Buildings, Chelsea, London. Buried in south-west corner of ST. PETER & ST. PAUL CHURCHYARD, LONGHOUGHTON, Northumberland.

Note: HMS Lucia was the ex-merchant ship Spreewald. Built by Richardson Westgarth at Furness. Displacement 5,805 tons, speed 12.75 knots, compliment of 262, she had no armament. She served during World War one as a Submarine depot ship and spent time between the wars in the East Indies returning in 1939, was transferred to the Red Sea Force in 1940 and became the Eastern Sea Fleet Submarine depot Ship in 1942 until 1945. She was sold in 1948 and became the merchant ship Sinai being eventually scrapped at Spezia in February 1951.

SCOTT

T

Private D/16543, 2nd/1st Battalion, Norfolk Yeomanry. Died 13 February 1919. Buried in the north part of the extension of ST. PETER & ST. PAUL CHURCHYARD, LONGHOUGHTON, Northumberland.

WILSON

James

Leaing Aircraftman 943573, 220 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1 January 1943. Aged 23. Son of Mark and Adelina Wilson, of Alnwick. Buried in third extension of ST. PETER & ST. PAUL CHURCHYARD, LONGHOUGHTON, Northumberland. Grave 1.

Note: No. 220 Squadron of the Royal Air Force was originally founded in 1918 and disbanded in 1963 after four separate periods of service. The squadron saw service in both the First and Second World Wars, as a naval patrol unit, and finally as part of Britain's strategic nuclear deterrent.

During the build-up to the Second World War, No. 220 Squadron reformed at RAF Bircham Newton in 1936 as a reconnaissance squadron flying Ansons. With the outbreak of war it flew patrols from RAF Thornaby as part of No. 18 Group, transitioning to Hudsons in November; it flew anti-shipping missions with these in the North Sea from May 1940 onwards. In April 1941, still in the anti-shipping role, it moved to RAF Wick to fly strikes against Norwegian coastal traffic, and began to operate the Fortress in November. In February 1942 it moved to RAF Nutts Corner under No. 15 Group, then to RAF Ballykelly in June; in March 1943 it transferred to RAF Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides. Detachments operated from RAF Bircham Newton, RAF St Eval and RAF Detling in 1940, and from RAF Shallufa in Egypt in early 1942.

In October 1943 the squadron was moved to RAF Lagens, in the Azores Islands, where it came under No. 247 Group and, in December 1944, was re-equipped with Liberators. From 1943 until the end of the war the squadron flew anti-submarine patrols across the South Atlantic.

In June 1945 the squadron returned to the United Kingdom as part of Transport Command, and flew troop flights to India from October 1945 to April 1946. After this final service, the squadron was disbanded in May 1946.

WOOD

John Penement

Seaman LT/JX 202167, H.M. Tralwer Greenfly (anti-submarine warfare trawler), Royal Naval Patrol Service (19th Anti-Submarine Group). Died 7 November 1940. Aged 24. Son of William Ralph and Martha Mary Wood; husband of Alice Adelaide Wood, of Alnwick. Buried in the second extension, south-west corner, of ST. PETER & ST. PAUL CHURCHYARD, LONGHOUGHTON, Northumberland.

Their name liveth for evermore.

Last updated 29 January, 2009

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