Cockermouth Cemetery, Cumbria: War Graves

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  1. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    BOWES, JOSEPH HENRY ERNEST
    Rank:Private
    Service No:128162
    Date of Death:11/11/1919
    Age:21
    Regiment/Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
    Grave Reference O. CE. 4.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Robert and Mary Bowes, of 93, Main St., Cockermouth.

    Joseph Henry Ernest Bowes

    Estimated Birth Year:abt 1899

    Age at enlistment:17

    Residence:93 Main Street, Cockermouth

    Document Year:1916

    Regimental Number:125162

    Regiment Name:Royal Army Medical Corps
     

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  2. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    BERRY, WILLIAM FORTIS
    Rank:Private
    Service No:381762
    Date of Death:Between 10/06/1921 and 30/06/1921
    Age:23
    Regiment/Service:Royal Army Service Corps
    Grave Reference K. CE. 215B.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Richard Berry, of Market Place, Cockermouth.

    William was born 1899 Cockermouth, Cumberland. Son of Richard and Mary Berry.
    1901 Census : William is living at The Woolpack, Cockermouth.
    1911 Census : William is at school and still living at The Woolpack.
     

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  3. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    McMASTER, WILLIAM TOLSON
    Rank:Serjeant
    Service No:303
    Date of Death:27/04/1917
    Age:41
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment
    5th Bn.
    Grave Reference M. CE. 01.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Robert and Martha Jane McMaster; husband of Elizabeth Williams (formerly McMaster), of 10, Skinner St., Cockermouth.

    In the 1911 census William was living at 14 Lorton Road Cockermouth.
    His occupation was a County Court Bailiff.
     

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  4. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    MILLINGTON, J W
    Rank:Serjeant
    Service No:204772
    Date of Death:28/11/1919
    Age:41
    Regiment/Service:South Lancashire Regiment
    transf. to (422689) Labour Corps
    Grave Reference M. CE. 19.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Husband of M. A. Millington, of 9, Kirkbank, Cockermouth.

    John Wilson Millington was born 1878, son of Joseph and Annie Millington of Tarn Close Kirkgate,Cockermouth, Cumberland.
    John was the eldest of 3 children born of Joseph and Annie.
    By the 1911 census John was married to Mary Ann Millington and had 2 boys Joseph and Anthony.
    John was a milk dealer.
    And he lived at Commercial Mn Crown Street.

    Picture of John kindly sent by his Great Grandson Andy Millington.
     

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  5. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    BUNTING, W
    Rank:Private
    Service No:32416
    Date of Death:14/06/1918
    Regiment/Service:Royal Defence Corps
    Grave Reference M. CE. 50.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY

    Wedgewood was born 1882.
    Son of Harriet Buntin who sadly died in 1893 aged 36. No mention of father.
    By 1911 Wedgewood was married to Mary Ann and had a son Robert aged 3.
    They lived at Horseman Street, Cockermouth, Cumberland.
    Wedgewood worked has a Thread Silk Dyer.


    Name:Wedgewood Bunting

    Birth Place:All Saints, Cockermouth

    Residence:Cockermouth

    Death Date:14 Jun 1918

    Death Location:Home

    Enlistment Location:Cockermouth

    Rank:Private

    Regiment:Royal Defence Corps

    Number:32416

    Type of Casualty: Died

    Theatre of War:Home

    Comments:Formerly 1909, Border Regt
     

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  6. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    HESLOP, ROBERT WILLIAM
    Rank:Private
    Service No:2600
    Date of Death:24/11/1918
    Age:26
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment
    2nd/5th Bn.
    Grave Reference S. NC. 55.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of George and Elizabeth Heslop, of Cockermouth; husband of Annie Heslop, of 6, Derwent St., Cockermouth.

    Robert was born 1893 Brigham, Cumberland.
    1911 census Robert was a Bleacher in anin factory aged 18 living at 20 Waterloo Street.
    1914 Robert married Annie Tiffin.
    Annie died age 70 in 1963.
     

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  7. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    EELBECK, HENRY ELLIOT
    Rank:Private
    Service No:34948
    Date of Death:23/06/1920
    Age:37
    Regiment/Service:York and Lancaster Regiment
    transf. to (380917) Labour Corps
    Grave Reference E. CE. 658.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Elizabeth Eelbeck, of Sunny Bank, Cockermouth, and the late William Eelbeck.

    Henry was born 1882 Cockermouth Cumberland.
    1911 census i can't find him.
     

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  8. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    BEWLEY, THOMAS
    Rank:Private
    Service No:34236
    Date of Death:14/05/1920
    Age:22
    Regiment/Service:Northumberland Fusiliers
    19th Bn.
    Grave Reference C1. CE. 24.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Annie Bewley, of 31, Derwent St., Cockermouth, and the late Samuel Bewley. Born at Hexham, Northumberland.

    Thomas was born Hexham, Nothumberland 1899.
    To Samuel and Annie.
    1911 Thomas was living at Prior Terrace Hexham On Tyne.
     

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  9. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    GRAHAM, WILLIAM.
    Rank:Private
    Service No:25380
    Date of Death:17/02/1919
    Age:30
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment
    9th Bn.
    Grave Reference C1. CE. 21.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
     

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    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    McGLASSON, JOSEPH WILLIAM.
    Rank:Gunner
    Service No:223988
    Date of Death:28/05/1921
    Age:29
    Regiment/Service:Royal Garrison Artillery
    219th Siege Bty.
    Grave Reference B1. CE. 98.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Husband of Lily McGlasson, of Market Place, Cockermouth.

    Joseph William McGlasson was born 1890, Tallentire, Cumberland.
    Son of Frederick W McGlasson and Emma McGlasson.
     

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  11. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    JOHNSON, W
    Rank:Private
    Service No:140155
    Date of Death:16/05/1921
    Age:44
    Regiment/Service:Royal Fusiliers
    47th Bn.
    Grave Reference B1. CE. 99.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Husband of Elizabeth Johnson, of Concrete Terrace Great Clifton, Workington.
     

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  12. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    BARKER, M G
    Rank:Private
    Service No:R4/069407
    Date of Death:04/11/1918
    Age:35
    Regiment/Service:Army Service Corps
    4th Base Remount Depot
    Grave Reference B1. CE. 63.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Husband of E. H. Barker, of Waste Lane, St. Helen's St., Cockermouth.
     

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  13. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    ROBLEY, JOHN
    Rank:Private
    Service No:17381
    Date of Death:26/11/1918
    Age:24
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment
    11th Bn.
    Grave Reference B1. CE. 53.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Thomas and Sarah Robley, of Soulby, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland; husband of the late Alice Robley, of Laylands, Appleby.
     

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  14. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    I no that these are not 2nd world war but i thought i would post them as we should remember all that gave up their lives for our freedom in both wars but i hope that who reads this does enjoy it
    regards michael
     
  15. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    DICKSON, KATHLEEN MARY
    Rank:Corporal
    Service No:428865
    Date of Death:14/02/1943
    Age:20
    Regiment/Service:Women's Auxiliary Air Force. (Nursing Orderly)
    Grave Reference Sec. E. Grave 638.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Daughter of Gordon H. Dickson and Mary Dickson, of Cockermouth.

    Died at RAF. Station Hospital,Innsworth Churchdown Road. Gloucester.

    Died of Intestinal Obstruction.
    Tuberculosis Pysalinx.
    Looks like she had an operation on the 11/2/1943.

    Buried 18/2/1943.

    Registration of death on Ancestery :
    Registration district: Gloucester Rural

    Inferred County: Gloucestershire

    Volume: 6a

    Page: 434
     

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    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    YOUNG, ELEANOR JANE
    Rank:Sister
    Service No:274629
    Date of Death:12/02/1944
    Regiment/Service:Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
    Panel Reference Panel 22. Column 3.
    Memorial BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

    Here is a link to the details of how Eleanor died.

    Nurses

    The SS Khedive Ismail was a steamship sunk with great loss of life in 1944.

    The Khedive Ismail was launched as the Aconcagua by Scotts of Greenock in 1922. The 7,513 ton steamship passed into Egyptian ownership and was renamed after Khedive Ismail, the ruler of Egypt from 1863 until 1879.

    In 1940 the Khedive Ismail was requisitioned as a British troopship and on the 6th February 1944 left Kilindini Harbour, Mombasa, Kenya bound for Colombo, Ceylon. The Convoy KR-8 consisted of five troop transports:- Khedive Ismail, City of Paris, Varsova, Ekma and Ellenga. They were escorted by the heavy cruiser HMS Hawkins and the destroyers HMS Petard and HMS Paladin.

    In the early afternoon of Saturday 12th February 1944, a Japanese B1 type submarine I-27, commanded by Lt-Cdr Toshiaki Fukumura, attacked the convoy in the ‘One and a Half Degree Channel’, south-west of the Maldives near coordinates 01°25'N 72°22'E. .

    The Khedive Ismail was carrying 1,511 personnel including 178 crew, 996 officers and men of the East African Artillery's 301st Field Regiment, 271 Royal Navy personnel, and a detachment of 19 Wrens. Also on board were 53 nursing sisters accompanied by one matron, and 9 members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry.

    The submarine sank the Khedive Ismail with two torpedoes. The Japanese Commander Fukumura had a history of machine-gunning survivors of ships she had sunk, including the Liberty ship SS Sambridge and the Fort Mumford.

    There were many survivors in the sea and the Japanese submarine hid beneath them and the flotsam. HMS Paladin lowered boats over the side to begin rescuing survivors but HMS Petard released depth charges in an attempt to sink the submarine.

    On Petard’s third run, her depth charges forced I-27 to the surface. Paladin rammed the submarine, causing herself considerable damage. A torpedo from Petard finally destroyed the I-27.

    No fewer than 1,297 people, including 77 women, lost their lives in the two minutes it took for the Khedive Ismail to sink. Only 208 men and 6 women survived. The sinking was the third worst Allied shipping disaster of World War II and the single worst loss of female service personnel in the history of the Commonwealth of Nations. Many of those who perished did so from the depth charges released from HMS Petard.

    Photos of Brookwood Memorial courtesy of Clive.
     

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    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    SMITH, GEORGE BARTLE
    Rank:Sergeant
    Service No:563381
    Date of Death:23/07/1940
    Age:26
    Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force
    211 Sqdn.
    Panel Reference Column 240.
    Memoria lALAMEIN MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:
    Son of George F. and M. D. Smith, of Keswick, Cumberland.



    ON JULY 22 1940, SGT GB SMITH (PILOT),SGT RA STEELE (OBSERVER) AND SGT G A SEWELL(WOP/AG) TOOK OFF AT 2130HRS FROM QUOTAYIA IN BLENHEIM IL6661.THREE AIRCRAFT OF 211 SQAUDRON WERE OPERATING INDIVIDUALLY THAT NIGHT ,AGAINST E1 ADEM (SMITH AND CO),E1 GUBBI(SGT PECK AND CO),AND TOBRUK(THE BISH AND CO) HARBOUR.SGT SMITHS AIRCRAFT WAS SEEN OVER SIDI BARRANI,SGT SEWELLS BODY WAS WASHED ASHORE NEAR MAATEN BAGUSH FROM WHERE HE WAS RETURNED TO E1 DALBA FOR THE FINAL HONOURS SMITH AND STEELE WERE NEVER FOUND.
    SMITH,STEELE AND SEWELL WERE THE SQAUDRONS FIRST FATALITIES IN ACTION

    R Wingrove THIS IS THE SITE I GOT THE INFO ON HOW G.B SMITH DIED THERE ARE ALSO PICTURES A VERY GOOD READ INDEED
     

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    when i was taking these photos i also took photos of some 1st world war graves don't no if anyone is intersted but if any one is i will post them aswel
    regards michael

    Post away Michael, they'll be of interest to someone.

    Any general views of the place would also be great - if you have them.
     
  19. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    DEACON, WILLIAM
    Rank:Sapper
    Service No:33445
    Date of Death:28/05/1917
    Age:28
    Regiment/Service:Royal Engineers
    "F" Coy. (Brompton Barracks, Chatham)
    Grave Reference O. CE. 82.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Walter Pharaoh Deacon and Mary Ann Deacon; husband of Gertrude Deacon, of 34, Peter St., Workington, Cumberland. Born at Cockermouth.
     

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    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    MACKAY, JOHN
    Rank:Second Lieutenant
    Date of Death:23/04/1917
    Age:27
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment
    "D" Coy. 5th Bn.
    Grave Reference Wancourt Road Cem. No. 2 Mem., Panel 2.
    Cemetery LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE
    Additional Information:
    Son of John and Jane Mackay, of The Nursery Gardens, Cockermouth, Cumberland.
     

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