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Compiled & Copyright © Dean Langhorn 2014
Morland memorial stands in the churchyard of St Laurence's Church, Morland
and takes the form of a Celtic cross mounted on a plinth with a four-stepped
base made from red sandstone. There are sixteen names listed for World
War 1. The memorial was unveiled on Sunday 24th October 1920 by The
Dean of Carlisle.
Copyright © Dean Langhorn 2014
MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED
BY THE INHABITANTS OF MORLAND, NEWBY,
KINGS MEABURN AND SLEAGILL
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN SACRED MEMORY OF
THE FALLEN BRAVE WHO WENT
FROM THIS PARISH TO
THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1918
45507, 1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade. Died 30 October 1917.
Aged 31. Born 1 August 1886 in MOrland. Son of Robert and Mary Bellas
of Morland, Westmorland, England. Chauffeur by trade. Unmarried
when he enlisted. Enlisted and passed fit 24 August 1914 at Toronto,
aged 28, 5 feet 8 inches, girth 39 inches, complexion fair, eyes
blue, hair light brown; religious denomination Church of England.
IN the 1901 census he was a Farm Servant (for Matthew Tinkler),
aged 15, born King's Meaburn, resident Low Lane, Ravenstonedale.
Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot
XVI. Row A. Joint graves 21 to 23. National Archives of Canada Accession
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 627 - 45
as Leonard James TAYLOR] Private 58481, 2nd/10th Heavy Battery,
Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 27 April 1916. Aged 36.
SDGW states he was born St Mary's, Beverley, Yorkshire, enlisted
Beverley, resident Hull, all of which may be untrue as he served
under a different name. Son of Edward and Mary Briggs, of Sleagill,
Newby, Penrith, Cumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA
MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 4 and 61.
11th (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale), Border Regiment. Died of gas
related problems 6 July 1918. Aged 31. His death was registered
in the West Ward Registration District, Westmorland (Vol No, 10B,
Page 833). Buried in ST LAURENCE'S CHURCHYARD, Morland. Grave 326.
from a local newspaper, Mid Cumberland and North Westmorland
Herald Saturday 20 July 1918:
J. Brown., Morland.
death took place at Morland on Thursday week after a long illness
of Private John Brown, late of the Lonsdale Battalion. He was
severely gassed and was discharged from the army some time ago.
Private Brown was before enlisting employed by the Earl of Lonsdale,
and joined the battalion of the Border Regiment which his lordship
The funeral took place at Morland on Monday, and was accompanied
by military honours, a detachment of about fifty men from the
Canadian Camp at Cliburn attending under Lieut. And Adjutant Reeve.
The coffin was covered with the Union Jack, was surmounted with
the deceased’s cap and belt, and was borne by four soldiers.
The officiating clergyman was the Rev. J. F. Walton, and at the
conclusion of the burial service the firing pary fired the customary
volleys and the Last Post was sounded.
18021, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 1 September 1918. Aged
26. Born and resident King's Meaburn, enlisted Appleby. Son of Mitchell
and Jane Dent, of Prospect House, King's Meaburn, Bolton, Penrith,
Cumberland. In the 1911 census he was the son of Mitchell and Jane
Dent, aged 18, a Farmer's Son working on farm, born King's Measburn,
resident King's Meaburn, Bolton, Penrith. Buried in LIGNY-SUR-CANCHE
BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave
Serjeant 14771, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 13
January 1916. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Penrith, resident Morland.
Son of Gilbert and Sarah Hayhurst, of Woodhead, Morland, Penrith.
In the 1911 census was a servant, (a Carter), aged 25, born Morland
and resident Broadraine Mill, Killington, Sedbergh. In the 1911
census he was the son of Gilbert and Sarah Hayhurst, brother of
Cornelius (below), aged 16, a Farmer's Son, born Morland and resident
with his family in Wood Head, Morland. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL
CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 54.
628224, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 3 September 1918.
Aged 28. Born 24 January 1890 in Morland, Westmoreland (sic). Son
of Gilbert and Sarah Hayhurst, of Morland, Penrith, England. Labourer
by trade. Unmarried at enlistment. Enlisted and passed fit 2 September
1915 at Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, aged 25 years 7 months,
height 5 feet 11 inches, girth 38½ inches, complexion fair,
eyes blue, hair light brown; religious denomination Presbyterian.
In the 1911 census he was the son of Gilbert and Sarah Hayhurst,
brother of Stephen (above), aged 11, born Morland and resident with
his family in Wood Head, Morland. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 17. National
Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4190 - 31
Seaman R/3608, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval
Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds in 21st Casualty Clearing Station
31 December 1917. Aged 29. Born 19 June 1888 in Barney castle, Yorkshire.
Resident Warcop, Penrith, Westmoreland. Son of John and Mary James,
of Brookside, Warcop, Penrith, Westmorland. He was in the Army Reserve
21 February 1916, entered 20 June 1917, with the draft for British
Expeditionary Force 13 October 1917, joined Howe Battalion 14 November
1917 until his death. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH
CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 18.
In the 1911 census William Edmund JAMES, was a servant, aged 18,
a Domestic Groom, born Morland and resident Morland. possibly
William JAMES, Private 15/515, 15th Battalion, Prince of Wales's
Own( West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 20 August 1917.
Born Kendal, enlisted and resident Leeds. Buiried in LA TARGETTE
BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
I. Row H. Grave 9.
20178, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 5 December
1915. Born Haweswater, enlisted Appleby, resident Shap. Aged 31.
Son of William and Eliza Kitching, of Haweswaler, Westmorland. In
the 1911 he was living with his brother, Thomas Bonsfield Kitching,
aged 27, a Road Labourer, born Bampton, Westmorland. resident Far
Millhouse, Middleton, Kirby Lonsdale. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING
CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot/Row/Section H. Grave
2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 26 October 1914.
Aged 44. Born 15 October 1870 in West Cowes, Isle of Wight. Baptised
24 November 1870 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Son of Col.
William Thomas Markham and Anne Emily Sophia Markham, of The House,
Melton Mowbray. Twice Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Spoke French
and Arabic. Promoted to Second Lieutenant 3 December 1890, Lieutenant
26 August 1896, Captain 1897, Major 1903, Lieutenant-Colonel 1911.
Religious denomination Church of England. Height 5 feet 10½
inches. In the 1871 census he was newborn, born Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
son of William T and Annie E S Markham, resident Sir F Grants Lodge,
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. In the 1881 census he was aged 10,
born Isle of Wight, Hampshire, a school boarder, resident Palmer
Flatt Boarding School, Aysgarth, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (North
Riding). In the 1911 census he was aged 40, born West C owes, Isle
of Wight, unmarried, a serving soldier, Major, 2nd Battalion, Cioldstream
Guards, resident Marlborough Lines, Aldershot, Farnborough, Hampshire.
Buried in SYSONBY CHURCHYARD, Leicestershire. See also Lord's
Cricket Ground World War 1 Memorial and Charterhouse
the Charterhouse Register, Oration Quarter 1884:
Ronald Anthony. b. 15 Oct., 1870. (Daviesites); Left C.Q., 1887.-Joined
Coldstream Guards, 1890; Capt., 1899; served in Nile Expedition,
1899; employed with Egyptian Army, 1899; A.D.C. to the Sirdar; Order
of the Medjidie (4th Class).
Capt. R. A. Markham, Guards' Club, S.W.
from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916,
volume 1, page 255:
RONALD ANTHONY MARKHAM, 2nd BATTALION COLDSTREAM GUARDS,
was the only surviving son of the late Colonel W. T. Markham,
of Becca Hall, Yorkshire, who served in the Crimean War in the
Rifle Brigade and Coldstream Guards, and grandson of Sir Francis
He was born on the 15th October, 1870; educated at Charterhouse;
and joined the Coldstream Guards from the Militia in December,
1890, becoming Lieutenant in August, 1896, and Captain in December,
He served with the first advance against the Khalifa in the Nile
Expedition of 1899, for which he received the Egyptian medal and
clasp. From August, 1899, to August, 1903, he was employed with
the Egyptian Army, acting as A.D.C. to the Sirdar from April,
1900, to December, 1902, for which he received the Insignia of
the 4th Class of the Imperial Order of the Medjidieh. He was promoted
Major in 1907.
He was shot through the head at St. Julien, France, on the 25th
October, 1914, and, at the time of his death was Second in Command
of his battalion. He was mentioned in Sir John. French's Despatches
of the 8th October, 1914, and the 14th January, 1915.
He was a member of the Guards', Nulli Secundus, and the Turf Clubs;
also of the M.C.C. and I Zingari. He was fond of cricket and shooting,
and was a very keen and hard rider to hounds. He was born at Melton
Mowbray, from which place he had hunted all his life, and where
his interment took place.
from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index
Ronald Anthony of the Guards Club Pall Mall and 68 Curzon-street
Mayfair both in Middlesex major in His Majesty's
Coldstream Guards died 25 October 1914 at the Allied Forces Base
Hospital Boulogne France Probate London 15 January
to Archibald Francis Fletcher Smith and Alan Herbert Davidson
Effects £8039 9s. 1d.
incorrectly on CWGC as I E OSTLE] Private (Rifleman) 235358, 5th
Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 12 May 1918.
Born, resident and enlisted Shap. Formerly 203901, Border Regiment.
In the 1911 census he is the son of John and MAry Ostle, aged 20,
a Farmer's son working on the farm, born Wickerslack, resident Towcett
Via, Shap. Buried North of the church near the boundary in CROSBY
RAVENSWORTH (ST. LAWRENCE) CHURCHYARD, Westmorland.
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 3 May
1917. Aged 23. Son of Joseph Powley, of Sleagill, Shap, Penrith,
Cumberland, and the late Isabella Powley. In the 1901 census he
is the son of Joseph and Isabella Powley, aged 7, born Morland,
resident Sleagill. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
12477, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 10 January
1917. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Darlington, resident Appleby. Son
of Patrick and Mary A. Regan, of Darlington; husband of Ethel Regan,
of Schoolhouse, Moreland. Penrith. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 69.
24863, 8th Battalion, Border Regimkent. Killed in action 5 June
1917. Born Kirby Thore, enlisted Appleby, resident Tebay. In the
1911 census he was a farm Labourer Servant on farm, born Kirby Thore,
resident Clickem Inn, Brampton, Appleby. Buried in ST. QUENTIN CABARET
MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row K. Grave
from a local newspaper, Saturday 16 June 1917:
M. Shaw, Appleby
Private Geo. Graham, Scrogg Bank, Appleby, at the tine "somewhere
in France," word was eceived on Tuesday morning by Mr. John
Shaw, of Holme-street, Appleby, that his brother, Matthew, has
been killed. As a private in the Border Regiment he took part
in an attack on 5th June, when he was fatally wounded and died
a few hours afterwarss. Prior to his enlistment he worked on various
farms in the neighbourhood of Appleby.
15732, 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 4 October
1917. Aged 25. Born Langwathby, enlisted September 1914 in Appleby,
resident Penrith. Only son of Mrs. J. A. Burgess, of Gatelands Farm,
Morland, Penrith, Westmorland. In the 1911 census he was a stepson
of William and Jane Ann Burgess, aged 18, farmer's son working on
farm, born Langwathby, Cumberland, resident Gatelands, Morland.
Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Plot XLV. Row D. Grave 13.
232783, 1st/2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London
Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Moorland (sic), enlisted
and resident Camberwell. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
6 May, 2022