Cockermouth Cemetery, Cumbria: War Graves

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  1. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Les 2.png LAUNDER, LESLIE
    Rank:Private
    Service No:3597992
    Date of Death:28/06/1947
    Age:27
    Regiment/Service:Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
    Grave Reference Sec. 5. Grave 274.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Richard and Eleanor Launder, of Cockermouth; husband of Beatrice Launder,father of Leslie.


    Leslie is buried in Cockermouth Cemetry next to his mam Eleanor. Leslie died of TB which he contracted in Burma in 1943 . He had a son also called Leslie who was 14 months old when he died .

    Leslie was first transferred to the 2nd Bn Lincolnshire regiment in 1938 from the 5th Border TA.

    He went to France in 1939 with the 2nd Bn Lincolnshire's from the 4,10,1939 - 2,6,1940.

    He was then transferred to the 1st Bn Lincolnshire's.
    1st Bn Burma/India - embarked 7,8,42 - I believe he was then at rest camp no.62 - 18,1,43 with TB.
    Embarked Bombay 25,10,43 then Embarked South Africa 9.11.43.
    Being Medically discharged 16,6,44 with Pulmonary TB which he died with in June 1947.

    Picture of my Nana Dot looking after her brother Leslie's headstone year unknown and coloured photo thanks to Rog @ Pristine Image
     

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  2. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    BURNS, JOHN
    Rank:Cadet
    Date of Death:27/08/1943
    Age:17
    Regiment/Service:Air Training Corps
    1266 Sqdn.
    Grave Reference Sec. 1. Grave 116.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Gilbert and Elizabeth Mary Burns, of Workington.


    Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum - View Single Post - Sgt/Pilot Sam Gilliland No1551639 RAFVR 27/08/1943

    27/08/43
    No.9 OTU
    Beaufort I
    AW234

    Training, RAF Crosby-on-Eden, Time up 10:35 hrs

    W/O R G Justy
    Sgt S Gilliland
    Cdt J Burns ATC
    Cdt J Hutton ATC

    Spun into Solway Firth on an unauthorised flight at 11:30 hrs. Sheet 5 map ref 851685.Two ATC cadets were also killed with the two named crew.

    ANNAN WATERFOOT, DUMFRIES-SHIRE.
    At 11.30 in the morning of the 27th of August, 1943, a Beaufort aeroplane crashed and exploded in the Solway Firth, about half a mile south-east of Annan Waterfoot. The sea was calm, with a light westerly wind blowing. Within five minutes of the crash Mr. George W. Irving reached the scene in his motor boat Jean, but could find nothing. He returned ashore and informed the police. He remained on hand and as the tide ebbed he put out again and recovered four bodies. He had to act promptly as in a matter of minutes the bodies would have been silted up and lost. It is reported that other men took action, but that chief credit belonged to Mr. Irving. About two years before he had rescued two airmen, who would have had no chance but for his help, as one was without a life-belt and the other had a belt which he could not inflate. - Rewards, a letter of appreciation to Mr. George W. Irving.
    (Source: RNLI Records of Service 1939-46)

    Details from 12'0 Clock High and Ross RAF Command
     

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  3. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    ZANINETTI, ALBERT
    Rank:Private
    Service No:13038426
    Date of Death:23/12/1940
    Age:23
    Regiment/Service:Pioneer Corps
    Grave Reference Sec. 2. Row A. Grave 9.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Frank Zaninetti and of Sarah Zaninetti, of Flimby.

    Died at the Cottage Hospital, Cockermouth.

    1. Unaemal.
    2.Chronic Interstitial Nephritis.
    3.Enteritis P.M.

    Date of burial 27/12/1940.
     

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  4. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Deacs
    The ATC cadet could have been killed in an accident, they actual helped out on RAF Stations during the war, try the local ATC squadron see if they have any info and don't forget the local paper, history groups
     
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  5. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    JOHNSTON, JAMES
    Rank:Leading Aircraftman
    Service No:331028
    Date of Death:16/01/1941
    Age:40
    Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force
    Grave Reference Sec. 8. Grave 60.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of John W. Johnston and Margaret Jane Johnston; husband of Betsy Johnston, of Cockermouth.

    James married Betsy nee Bradshaw 1929.

    Died at 9 Grassmoor Avenue, Cockermouth.

    Of Acute Pulmonary Tuberculosis acquired on active service.

    Buried on 19/1/1941.
     

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  6. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    GRAHAM, VICKERS
    Rank:Sergeant
    Service No:1025312
    Date of Death:29/08/1943
    Age:23
    Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Grave Reference Sec. 2. Row A. Grave 8.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of John George and Ethel Graham, of Cockermouth

    Buried on 2/9/1943.

    From Chorley's Bomber Command Losses, Volume 7, Operational Training Units 1940-1947:


    Quote:
    29 OTU Wellington III BK431 -J Training


    F/O JH Heath RNZAF+
    W/O WJP Gibbons+
    Sgt S Godson DFM+
    Sgt JA Fairhurst+
    Sgt V Graham+
    Sgt LC Salmon+
    Cdt JD Woodward ATC+


    T/o 1125 Bruntingthorpe for an air firing detail with a staff captain and a screened wireless operator, a gunnery instructor, an Air Training Corps cadet passenger and three trainee air gunners, Tragically fifteen minutes after leaving base the bolts securing the lower port wing spar failed (due to mechanical fatigue) and the Wellington hurtled into the ground near Oakham. F/O Heath, whose parents had originated from Lincolnshire, was taken t his birthplace and laid to rest in Cleesthorpe Cemetery. His crew were claimed by their relatives and it is noted that the sixteen year old air cadet belonged to 1434 Squadron.Sgt Godson, the gunnery instructor, ha recently arrived for 50 Squadron and details of his award were gazetted as recently as 17 August. It is further noted that F/O Heath, RNZAF who had flown a tour of operations in the Middle East with 37 Squadron had been involved in a serious accident on 22 July 1943, after which his Wellington X HZ412 needed extensive repairs. W/O Gibbons, too, had been involved in a previous training accident.

    Pictures of Vickers courtesy of his nephew Frank thanks Frank again much appreciated.
     

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  7. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    WISE, WILLIAM CECIL
    Rank:Aircraftman 1st Class
    Service No:1682106
    Date of Death:13/10/1945
    Age:22
    Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Grave Reference Sec. 2. Row A. Grave 10.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of William Grigg Wise and Sarah Pearson Wise, of Cockermouth.

    Died at Churchill Hospital, Military Hospital, Oxford.
    Died of Head Injuries.
    Buried 20/10/1945.

    Registration of death on Ancestary :
    Registration district: Oxford

    Inferred County: Oxfordshire
     

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  8. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    ROBINSON, RICHARD NEWTON
    Rank:Able Seaman
    Service No:P/JX 296664
    Date of Death:19/04/1945
    Age:21
    Regiment/Service:Royal Navy
    H.M.S. Victory
    Grave Reference Sec. K. Grave 204.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of William Wilson Robinson and Jane Newton Robinson, of Brakenthwaite

    Died at Royal Naval Hospital, Seaforth, Liverpool.

    Buried 22/4/1945.


    Registration of death on Ancestery :
    Registration district: Crosby

    Inferred County: Lancashire

    Volume: 8b

    Page: 514



    Victory, illness

    ROBINSON, Richard N, Able Seaman, P/JX 296664, died

    Royal Navy casualties, killed and died, April 1945
     

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  9. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    BEATTIE, JACK
    Rank:Stoker 1st Class
    Service No:P/KX 525482
    Date of Death:06/03/1946
    Age:22
    Regiment/Service:Royal Navy
    H.M.S. Rotherham
    Grave Reference Sec. 2. Row A. Grave 11.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of John Robert and Mary Alice Beattie, of Cockermouth; husband of Peggy Patricia Beattie, of Middleton, Leeds, Yorkshire

    Died at Royal Naval Hospital, Gosport.

    Buried 12/3/1946.

    Registration of death on Ancestery :
    Registration district:Gosport

    Inferred County: Hampshire

    Volume: 2b

    Page: 997



    Rotherham

    BEATTIE, Jack, Stoker 1c, P/KX 525482, died.

    Royal Navy casualties, killed and died, 1946
     

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  10. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    HUNTER, JONATHAN
    Rank:Gunner
    Service No:1823000
    Date of Death:22/09/1944
    Age:30
    Regiment/Service:Royal Artillery
    264 Bty., 58 H.A.A. Regt.
    Grave Reference Sec. 2. Row A. Grave 7.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of John and Mary Jane Hunter; husband of Elizabeth Winifred Hunter, of Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire.

    Died at 14 A Huntsman Street, Cockermouth.

    Of Hypertension T.

    Buried 25/9/1944.

    His wife is also buried with him.

    And his father died in WW1.
    HUNTER, JOHN
    Rank:Private
    Service No:26954
    Date of Death:28/01/1918
    Age:33
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment
    11th Bn.
    Grave Reference C1. CE. 37.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Husband of Mary Jane Hunter, of Allison Court, Horsman St., Cockermouth.
     

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  11. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    LONG, WILLIAM ARTHUR
    Rank:Corporal
    Service No:2019
    Date of Death:19/10/1918
    Age:24
    Regiment/Service:Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
    60th Bn.
    Grave Reference E. NC. 791.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of William and Mary Long, of 19, Main St., Cockermouth. Born at Keswick, Cumberland.

    Born : 1894 Keswick Cumberland
    1901 Census : William was living at Papcastle, Cumberland
    William emigrated to Australia 1908 (Thanks to Mark (BFBSM) for finding this information.)

    Name: *Mr W A LONG*
    Date of departure: *13 November 1908*
    Port of departure: *London*
    Passenger destination port: *Sydney, Australia*
    Passenger destination: *Sydney, Australia*
    Date of Birth:
    Age:
    Marital status: *Single*
    Sex: *Male*
    Occupation:
    Passenger recorded on: *Page 9 of 15*
    Ship: ORATAVA
    Official Number: 96348
    Master's name: LWV Plunkett
    Steamship Line: Orient Royal Mail
    Where bound:Australia
    Square feet: 4316
    Registered tonnage: 3452
    Passengers on voyage: 367



    Details on Williams army records :

    http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=8204544

    Australian Imperial Force-Nominal Roll thanks courtesy of Mark (BFBSM). See attached file at the bottom of page.

    Pictures of the Australian War Memorial courtesy of DaveB.
     

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  12. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    HUNTER, JOHN
    Rank:Private
    Service No:26954
    Date of Death:28/01/1918
    Age:33
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment
    11th Bn.
    Grave Reference C1. CE. 37.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Husband of Mary Jane Hunter, of Allison Court, Horsman St., Cockermouth.


    Name : John Hunter
    Birth Place:Cockermouth, Cumberland. 1884.
    Residence:Cockermouth
    Death Date:28 Jan 1918
    Death Location:Home
    Enlistment Location:Carlisle
    Rank:Private
    Regiment:Border Regiment
    Battalion:the Depot
    Number:26954
    Type of Casualty: Died
    Theatre of War:Home

    Have just found out how John died by his grandson also John.
    He died in a military hospital in Irskine Bridge Scotland. He lost an arm and a leg in France, and died when gangrene set in. He was from Lamplugh originally and married a Cockermouth lass and he is remembered on Lamplugh war memorial and also Cockermouth war memorial.

    His son Jonathan died in WW2.
    HUNTER, JONATHAN
    Rank:Gunner
    Service No:1823000
    Date of Death:22/09/1944
    Age:30
    Regiment/Service:Royal Artillery
    264 Bty., 58 H.A.A. Regt.
    Grave Reference Sec. 2. Row A. Grave 7.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of John and Mary Jane Hunter; husband of Elizabeth Winifred Hunter, of Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire.


    Plaque picture courtesy of Spike.
     

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  13. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    GEORGE STANLEY BLACKBURN.
    Rank:Second Lieutenant
    Date of Death:30/10/1918
    Age:29
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment
    4th Bn.
    Grave Reference N. CE. 01.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of George and Mary Blackburn, of 10, Mayo St., Cockermouth

    In the 1911 census George was a Bank Clerk. Age 21.



    Name:George Stanley Blackburn

    Death Date:30 Oct 1918

    Rank:2/Lieutenant

    Regiment:Border Regiment

    Battalion:4th (Cumberland and Westmorland) Battalion (Territorial)

    Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
     

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  14. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    PEARSON-PARKER, DANIEL
    Rank:Private
    Service No:15348
    Date of Death:23/06/1917
    Age:52
    Regiment/Service:Royal Defence Corps
    318th Protection Coy.
    Grave Reference O. CE. 01.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Joseph and Betsy Pearson-Parker; husband of Janet Pearson-Parker, of 11, Market Place, Cockermouth. Born at Cockermouth.


    Name : Daniel Pearson
    Birth Place:Cockermouth, Cumberland. 1864.
    Residence:Cockermouth
    Death Date:23 Jun 1917
    Death Location:Home
    Enlistment Location:Penrith
    Rank:Private
    Regiment:Royal Defence Corps
    Number:15348
    Type of Casualty : Died
    Theatre of War:Home
    Comments:Formerly 47, Border Regt.
    Daniel was a painter and decorator.
    Daniel married Janet in 1888.


    Private Horace Pearson-Parker
    260641,7th bn.border regiment.
    who died age 24
    on 12 october 1917
    son of janet pearson-parker,of 11 market place,cockermouth,and the late daniel pearson-parker
    remembered with honour TYNE COT MEMORIAL PANELS 5..


    Name:Horace Pearson
    Birth Place:Cockermouth,Cumberland. 1893.
    Death Date:12 Oct 1917
    Death Location:France & Flanders
    Enlistment Location:Cockermouth
    Rank:Private
    Regiment:Border Regiment
    Battalion:7th Battalion
    Number:260641
    Type of Casualty:Killed in action
    Theatre of War:Western European Theatre
    Comments:Formerly 315149, W. & C. Yeo.
    In the 1911 Horace was an apprentice plumber aged 17.


    Picture courtesy of Spike.
     

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  15. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    CORPORAL WILLIAM ARTHUR LONG
    2019,60th bn AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY,A.I.F.
    WHO DIED AGE 24
    ON 19 OCTOBER 1918
    SON OF WILLIAM AND MARY LONG,OF 19 MAIN ST.COCKERMOUTH.BORN AT KESWICK CUMBERLAND.
    NATIONALITY AUSTRALIAN
    REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY

    Michael

    Follow the link which will take you to his service record. Australia, like Canada but unlike the UK (and to the shame of the British Government) have their records online and free to access. When you get to the page click on 'view digital copy'

    National Archives of Australia - Session has ended
     
  16. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    CORPORAL WILLIAM ARTHUR LONG
    2019,60th bn AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY,A.I.F.
    WHO DIED AGE 24
    ON 19 OCTOBER 1918
    SON OF WILLIAM AND MARY LONG,OF 19 MAIN ST.COCKERMOUTH.BORN AT KESWICK CUMBERLAND.
    NATIONALITY AUSTRALIAN
    REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY

    His records here nominate the 59th.


    William Arthur LONG
    Regimental number 2019
    Place of birth Keswick, Cumberland, England
    School Cockermouth Fairfield Boys Council School, England
    Age on arrival in Australia 19
    Religion Methodist
    Occupation Farm labourer
    Address 271 Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
    Marital status Single
    Age at embarkation 21
    Next of kin Father, William Long, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England
    Enlistment date 10 January 1916
    Rank on enlistment Private
    Unit name 59th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
    AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/76/3
    Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
    Rank from Nominal Roll Corporal
    Unit from Nominal Roll 59th Battalion
    Other details from Roll of Honour Circular His Sergeant (Armstrong) said he had recommended him to the Colonel for Bravery. Died on leave in England. Fate Died of disease 19 October 1918
    Age at death 24
    Age at death from cemetery records 24
    Place of burial Cockermouth Cemetery (Plot E, Row NC, Grave No. 791), Cumberland Panel number,
    Roll of Honour,
    Australian War Memorial168 Miscellaneous information from
    cemetery records
    Parents: William and Mary LONG, 19 Main Street, Cockermouth
     
  17. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Michael

    Follow the link which will take you to his service record. Australia, like Canada but unlike the UK (and to the shame of the British Government) have their records online and free to access. When you get to the page click on 'view digital copy'

    National Archives of Australia - Session has ended

    That was totally brilliant cheers so why don't we do that then wouldn't that make life alot easier searching for records
     
  18. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Well you can search them, you just need to have a paid subscription with Ancestry first. Also, a high percentage of the records were destroyed during the Blitz in 1940 so you may well not find what you are looking for.

    Are you planning on researching the men on your local memorial?
     
  19. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Am on with it now have got a few found and some i can't find but will keep searching just thought i would post these photos 1st next i need to do Whitehavens cemetery which i have photos but they are all second war
     
  20. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    COCKTON, JOHN MITCHINSON
    Rank:Private
    Service No:380413
    Date of Death:06/08/1921
    Age:26
    Regiment/Service:The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
    25th Bn.
    Grave Reference N. CE. 388.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of John Mitchinson Cockton and Annie Cockton; husband of Ida Cockton, of Middle Ruddings, Braithwaite, Keswick. Born at Kirkgate, Cockermouth.

    John was born 1895, Cockermouth, Cumberland.
     

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