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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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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Ernest Cartwright (Photo: Barrow News)

Ernest Cartwright

Ernest Cartwright (Photo: Barrow News) Son of Herbert and Minnie Cartwright, of Wooldale, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Husband of Dora Alice Cartwright (née Winder) of ‘Morden’ Soutergate, Kirkby-in-Furness. 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment. Killed-in-Action, 1st November 1918, near Famars, aged 26. Buried in Maing Communal Cemetery Extension. In 1911, at the age

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John Russell. (Photo courtesy of Ann Thompson).

John Russell

(Photo courtesy of Ann Thompson). Son of John and Isabella A. Russell of Soutergate Private 20535, 8th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in Action 21st August 1918 at Courcelles, France, aged 21. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 3., The 8th (Service) Bn KORLR was one of four battalions raised

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Church Cottage (photo courtesy Christine Cooper)

Isaac Allen Knight

Church Cottage (photo courtesy Christine Cooper) Son of William and Ann Knight of Church Cottage, Beckside. Gunner, 283394, 23rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Enlisted in Burnley Lancashire, the town of his birth. Died of Wounds in No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, France, 1st May 1918, aged 36. Buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord,

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John Victor Cranke

Youngest son of John and Margaret Cranke, of ‘Ellermire’, Grizebeck.Private, 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment (transferred from Royal Field Artillery). Killed 20th April 1918 at Givenchy (Battle of the Lys), aged 30. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 92, and on the civic war memorial in Millom. Also named on his parents’

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The Arras Memorial

John Carter

The Arras Memorial Of Sandside Cottage, Sandside. Son of Joseph Hartley Carter and Eleanor Carter, later of 13 Hall Street, Dalton-in-Furness. Private, 42563, 10th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment (“Grimsby Chums”). Formerly Private, 36468, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in Action 22 March 1918, aged 26. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Bays 3 and 4

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Richard Townson

Nephew of Mrs M. Springham, 50 Dersingham Avenue, Manor Park. Living at Marshside, Kirkby, with his grandfather, Edward Townson, and working on the Furness Railway as a clerk at Foxfield Station. Private, 9107, 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders; transferred to 72183, 44th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in Action, 2nd August 1917, near Ypres, aged 21.

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