History of Kirkby Group

Word War 2 Sources

Johnson: In addition to general sources identified elsewhere the author is particularly grateful for the assistance of the individuals who contributed to the information about this Kirkby serviceman. He would be very happy to record their names here in any future edition. Hudson: May Barnes; Margaret Leece; Andy Moss; George Woods (newspaper cutting); Commonwealth War […]

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World War 1 Sources

Preston: Andy Moss; Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1918 (HMSO, 1921); St Cuthbert’s Parish Magazine (June 1915, January 1916); North Western Daily Mail (courtesy Penny McPherson); Commonwealth War Graves Commission (https://www.cwgc.org); Births, Marriages and Deaths Index; Canadian Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers; Canadian War Graves Register; UK Census Collection. Knight R: Andy Moss; Barrow News;

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Fraser Farish

Fraser Farish

Son of William and Anne Isabell Farish, of ‘Bank House’, Sandside;husband of Kathleen May (née Dickinson). Pilot Officer / Air Bomber Fraser Farish, 188313, 97 Squadron RAF Volunteer Reserve. Killed 10th November 1944 near Cernay-en-Dormois, Marne, France, aged 21. Buried in the Clichy Northern Cemetery, Paris, France, Plot 16, Row 13, Collective Grave 3. Commemorated

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William George Spry

William George Spry

Son of Amos and Maggie Spry of Wallend. Lieutenant, 276064, 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed near Cheux, France, 30th June 1944, aged 22. Commemorated on the Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France, Panel 10 Column 2, and in the Book of Remembrance of Ulverston Grammar School (now Ulverston Victoria High School). William George Spry’s parents

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Fred Simpson

Fred Simpson

Son of George and Mary Simpson of Soutergate. Private, 3859707, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Killed in Sferro, Sicily, 20th July 1943, aged 27. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. Also commemorated on the war memorial at Field Broughton, Cumbria and in the Book of Remembrance of the Highlanders in Edinburgh Castle. Fred Simpson was the

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Lewthwaite Shaw’s is the only war grave in St Cuthbert’s Churchyard. (Photo courtesy Andy Moss).

Lewthwaite Shaw

Lewthwaite Shaw’s is the only war grave in St Cuthbert’s Churchyard. (Photo courtesy Andy Moss). Son of James and Sarah Jane Shaw of Head Cragg. Private, 204226, 1st/4th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Transferred to the Labour Corps (Home Service) after being wounded in the chest. Died of wounds, Cambridge Street Military Hospital, Barrow,27th

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