Cockermouth Cemetery, Cumbria: War Graves

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  1. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Colour Sergeant Joseph Millingson Brown.
    Royal Marines.
    Who died aged 33.
    On 8 th March 1951.

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    Surname

    BROWN

    Forenames/Initials

    Joseph Millingson

    Rank

    CSgt

    Service

    Royal Marines

    Service Number

    PLY/X 644

    Ship/Unit

    RMB Plymouth

    Date of Birth

    21 August 1913

    Age

    37

    Date of Death

    08 March 1951

    Cemetery Name

    Cockermouth

    Cemetery Address

    Cumbria

    Headstone/Markerstone



    Included on Armed Forces Memorial

    No

    Included on Roll of Honour

    Yes
     

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    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016
  2. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    I have been adding some more information onto my thread and also adding more photos especially to the remeberence graves i took so a big thanks to Clive, Jonathan, Tony Beck and Find a grave. This new year i am now going to try and find out more information on the chaps that i have that are buried in Cockermouth cemetery and also the chaps that are remembered on family headstones.

    Regards Michael.
     
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  3. Oggie2620

    Oggie2620 Senior Member

    Michael that is one heck of a thread. Thanks so much for it. For a relatively small place Cockermouth certainly gave of its own in both the wars. Look forward to seeing more information on this as you have it. I have access to Find My Past if that is of any help.
    Dee
     
  4. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Cheers Dee i forgot all about Cockermouths memorial so i will post the pictures then you can see all that gave their lives in both wars.

    Picture of Cockermouth War Memorial courtesy of Tony Skillen, Tony thinks it is the reveiling of the memorial about 1921.
     

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  5. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    TRACEY, JAMES
    Rank:Private
    Service No:1440
    Date of Death:09/08/1915
    Age:24
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment
    5th Bn.
    Grave Reference H. 4.
    Cemetery LA CHAPELLE D'ARMENTIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of William and Mary Ann Tracey, of Waterloo St., Cockermouth, Cumberland.


    Name:James Tracey

    Birth Place:Brigham, Cockermouth, Cumberland. 1891.

    Death Date:19 Aug 1915

    Death Location:France & Flanders

    Enlistment Location:Cockermouth

    Rank:Private

    Regiment:Border Regiment

    Battalion:5th Battalion

    Number:1440

    Type of Casualty, Died of wounds

    Theatre of War:Western European Theatre

    Picture of James courtesy of Tony Skillen
     

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  6. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    BLACK, STANLEY
    Rank:Private
    Service No:18273
    Date of Death:13/10/1915
    Regiment/Service:Royal Berkshire Regiment
    8th Bn.
    Panel Reference Panel 93 to 95.
    Memorial LOOS MEMORIAL.
    Also remembered Cockermouth Cemetery. Grave ref, B 117.



    Name:Stanley Black

    Birth Place:Cockermouth, Cumberland 1893.

    Residence:Cockermouth

    Death Date:13 Oct 1915

    Death Location:France & Flanders

    Enlistment Location:Newbury

    Rank:Private

    Regiment:Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment)

    Battalion:8th Battalion
    Number:18237

    Type of Casualty:Killed in action

    Theatre of War:Western European Theatre


    Picture of memorial courtesy of find a grave : Pvt Stanley Black ( - 1915) - Find A Grave Memorial
     

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  7. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    CARRUTHERS, ARTHUR EDWARD
    Rank:Private
    Service No:41519
    Date of Death:11/04/1918
    Age:19
    Regiment/Service:South Wales Borderers
    5th Bn.
    Grave Reference XXVI. E. 19.
    Cemetery LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of William and Sarah Carruthers, of Cockermouth, Cumberland.

    Also remembered Cockermouth cemetery. Grave ref, N 11.

    Born : 1899.
    Resided : 58 St.Helens Street Cockermouth.


    Name:Arthur Edward Carruthers


    Birth Place:Cockermouth, Cumberland

    Death Date:11 Apr 1918

    Death Location:France & Flanders

    Enlistment Location:Cockermouth, Cumberland

    Rank:Private

    Regiment:South Wales Borderers

    Battalion:5th Battalion

    Number:41519

    Type of Casualty,Died of wounds

    Theatre of War:Western European Theatre


    Photo courtesy of find a grave : Private Arthur Edward Carruthers ( - 1918) - Find A Grave Memorial
     

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  8. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    JACKSON, THOMAS HARRY LESLIE
    Rank:Private
    Service No:147314
    Date of Death:15/05/1918
    Age:19
    Regiment/Service:Machine Gun Corps
    55th Bn.
    Grave Reference I. E. 16.
    Cemetery PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Thomas Richard and Lillian Smales Jackson, of Royal Hotel, Cockermouth, Cumberland.

    Also remembered Cockermouth cemetery. Grave ref, O 268.

    Thomas was born in Moss Side, Manchester, Lancaster, 1899.



    Name:Thomas Harry Leslie Jackson

    Death Date:15 May 1918

    Death Location:France & Flanders

    Enlistment Location:Manchester

    Rank:Private

    Regiment:Machine Gun Corps

    Battalion,(Infantry)

    Number:147314

    Type of Casualty.Died

    Theatre of War:Western European Theatre

    Comments:Formerly 88792, Liverpool Regt.
     

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  9. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    BANKS, WALTER
    Rank:Private
    Service No:15562
    Date of Death:26/10/1914
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment
    Depot
    Grave Reference C1. CE. 133.
    Cemetery COCKERMOUTH CEMETERY



    Walter was born in the year 1881 in Bishop Aukcland Durham England.
    In 1911 Walter now lives at 12 Mays Street Cockermouth.
    Occupation : Solicitor Clerk.
    Married to Margaret Annie Banks of Workington Cumberland 1908.
    Family : Daughter Norah born 1909.
     

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  10. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Cheers Dee i forgot all about Cockermouths memorial so i will post the pictures then you can see all that gave their lives in both wars.

    At least the Cockermouth War Memorial records the name of Lt. Stanley Thompson PARK, Border Regiment (died 03/06/1947). He was not listed in the Borough of Whitehaven WW2 'Book of Remembrance' despite his father writing to the Whitehaven Town Clerk asking for the inclusion of his son's name.

    Lt. Park was very badly wounded on the beaches at Dunkirk (3 June 1940) while serving with the 5th Battalion The Border Regiment. Although discharged on health grounds, Lt. Park became the Captain (Adjutant) for Whitehaven Home Guard before re-enlisting to the 7th Battalion. It was during this time that Lt. Park contracted the illness from which he later died after much suffering that was bravely borne.

    Lt. Park's father, a local bank manager, had also acted as treasurer for the Whitehaven district 'Comforts Fund' which raised money to send items out to service men and women posted away from home. Lt. Park is certainly worthy of remembrance. So it is to Cockermouth's credit (his widow's home town) that they do actually remember his sacrifice.
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    At least the Cockermouth War Memorial records the name of Lt. Stanley Thompson PARK, Border Regiment (died 03/06/1947). He was not listed in the Borough of Whitehaven WW2 'Book of Remembrance' despite his father writing to the Whitehaven Town Clerk asking for the inclusion of his son's name.

    Lt. Park was very badly wounded on the beaches at Dunkirk (3 June 1940) while serving with the 5th Battalion The Border Regiment. Although discharged on health grounds, Lt. Park became the Captain (Adjutant) for Whitehaven Home Guard before re-enlisting to the 7th Battalion. It was during this time that Lt. Park contracted the illness from which he later died after much suffering that was bravely borne.

    Lt. Park's father, a local bank manager, had also acted as treasurer for the Whitehaven district 'Comforts Fund' which raised money to send items out to service men and women posted away from home. Lt. Park is certainly worthy of remembrance. So it is to Cockermouth's credit (his widow's home town) that they do actually remember his sacrifice.

    Whilst Lt. Park was cap badged Borders and originally with 5 Borders in 1940 I have him with the Bde A/T Coy in 1940 in the war diary officer field returns. The battalion left France on the 2nd June from the Mole at Dunkirk as did the Bde HQ. Annoyingly there is no Bde AT Coy war diary for this formation.
     
  12. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    ILLINGWORTH, BRUCE GARNET
    Rank:Private
    Service No:20237
    Date of Death:15/09/1916
    Age:19
    Regiment/Service:Royal Fusiliers.
    26th Bn.
    Panel Reference Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
    Memorial THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:
    Son of William Gibb Illingworth, of Laurel Bank, Embleton, Cockermouth, Cumberland.
     

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    Last edited: Feb 21, 2020
  13. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    MILLER, ALFRED
    Rank:Private
    Service No:34992
    Date of Death:29/03/1918
    Age:22
    Regiment/Service:Border Regiment 7th (West and Yeomanry) Bn.
    Panel Reference Bay 6.
    Memorial ARRAS MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:

    Son of James and Jane Ann of Derby Villas, South St., Cockermouth, Cumberland.

    Also remembered with honour
    Cockermouth Cemetery.

    Picture of memorial courtesy of Spike (Kevin Johnstone)
     

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  14. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    WILLIAMSON, THWAITE
    Rank:Private
    Service No:R/358243
    Date of Death:23/04/1917
    Age:41
    Regiment/Service:The King's (Liverpool Regiment) "A" Coy. 2nd/10th Bn.
    Grave ReferenceII. B. 31.
    Cemetery ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
    Additional Information:

    Son of John Thwaite Williamson and Isabella Williamson, of Keswick, Cumberland; husband of Alice Maude Williamson, of 23, Fleming Square, Maryport, Cumberland.

    Also Remembered with Honour
    Cockermouth Cemetery. Grave ref, E

    Photo from Finda grave. Pvt Thwaite Williamson ( - 1917) - Find A Grave Memorial&
     

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  15. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    DODGSON, EDWARD HUGHES
    Rank:Sapper
    Service No:160531
    Date of Death:03/05/1918
    Age:41
    Regiment/Service:Royal Engineers 5th Field Survey Coy.
    Grave Reference II. H. 26.
    Cemetery AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information:

    Son of Mrs. and the late Dr. Dodgson, of Cockermouth, Cumberland; husband of Annie Dodgson, of Ridgemount, Maryport, Cumberland.

    Also Remembered with Honour
    Cockermouth Cemetery. Grave ref, D.
     

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  16. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    ALLAN, J

    Rank: Private
    Service No: 40833
    Date of Death: 02/10/1918
    Age: 23
    Regiment/Service: South Lancashire Regiment 2nd/4th Bn.
    Grave Reference III. F. 15.
    Cemetery: SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC

    Additional Information:

    Son of Mrs. Sarah Allan, of St. Helen's St., Cockermouth, Cumberland.

    Also Remembered Cockermouth Cemetery. Grave ref, E

    Photo from Finda grave. Private J Allan ( - 1918) - Find A Grave Memorial&
     

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  17. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    I have found a lady who was a casualty of the sinking of the Lusitania.
    Unfortunately on the headstone that she is remembered on they haven't included her surname.
    This is what is on the headstone.

    Walker Isabel Chatt N 410 19/11/1898 "flowers, leaves and corn motif" In loving memory of/George Chatt/first editor of West Cumberland Times/who died November 8th 1890/aged 53 years/Hannah wife of George Chatt/who died January 12th 1888/aged 55 years/Also of Mary Hannah Chatt/daughter of the above who died on the/14 day of of october 1898/aged 32 years/also of isabel daughter of the above/george chatt and the dearly beloved wife of/albert william joseph walker/soliicitor cockermouth/who died on the 19th day of november/1898 aged 30 years/also of annie youngest daughter of the/above george and hannah chatt/born june 5th 1869 & was drowned on the lusitania may 7th 1915
     

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  18. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    HETHERINGTON, J C

    Rank: Private
    Service No: 527053
    Date of Death: 12/03/1919
    Regiment/Service: 1st London (City of London) Sanitary Company, Royal Army Medical Corps
    Grave Reference Screen Wall. 142.
    Cemetery ILFORD CEMETERY.

    Also remembered Cockermouth Cemetery. Grave ref, E.

    Photo of John courtesy of Linda Holmes.

    Photo of Ilford Cemetery Memorial Wall courtesy of Mike Long.
     

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  19. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Name: F Mortimer
    Casualty Type: Died
    Casualty Date: 27 Feb 1900
    Casualty Place: P M Burg
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Force: Natal Field Force
    Regiment: Border Regiment
    Battalion: 1st
    Number: 3242

    Cockermouth Grave ref, O 233

    Frank died of Dysentery

    Franks headstone courtesy of Robin Smith of South Africa a friend of Cockney Tone (Scottie).
    From Fort Napier Cemetery South Africa.
     

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  20. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Cheers Dee i forgot all about Cockermouths memorial so i will post the pictures then you can see all that gave their lives in both wars.

    Picture of Cockermouth War Memorial courtesy of Tony Skillen, Tony thinks it is the reveiling of the memorial about 1921.

    Is this the same Tony Skillen who I went over to Germany with to stay in a Youth Hostel?
     

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