Memorial 24 St Mary's Beaumont WW1 memorial

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Inside St Mary's Church, Beaumont, Carlisle

  Beaumont war memorial


The tribute to the fallen of the Great War from the Parish of Kirkandrews on Eden, Beaumont, and Grinsdale.    This brass panel in an ornamental frame is within the church and adjacent to a similar panel bearing seven names of those from the community who fell in WW2.  

The road from Carlisle to Beaumont passes the ancient hamlet of Kirkandrews on Eden, until 1692 having its own Church of St Andrew.    The church is long gone, but this old burial ground is still used.  Here we find the grave of the first named on the Beaumont Memorial. 

The casualties on the Memorial to the Fallen of the First World War include:-

Pte Edward Bainbridge Bone, a local farmer and the son of Joseph and Dorothy Bone, of Monkhill Hall Farm.  Edward was seriously wounded in the fighting on the Somme during August 1916 and died in a military hospital in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire on 21st August 1916.  He was 28 years old.  His remains were returned to his parents and he is interred here in the family grave in the ancient burial ground of Kirkandrews-on-Eden.  He served with 11th (Lonsdales) Bn Border Regt.  The old churchyard, on the direct road to Beaumont, is (intentionally) much returned to nature.  However you are invited to stop a moment to visit this young man.   He lies here with his ancestors.

Pte John Morrison Jessamine died on 1st July 1916 as his Bn, 16th Royal Scots (2nd Edinburgh City Bn) went forward with 34th Division towards Contalmaison on that fateful morning.   He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.   His battalion had grievous losses.  Among the casualties was almost the entire Hearts of Mid-Lothian football team and their reserves.  They had enlisted together.

Gunner Benjamin Pearson served with the 5th South African Heavy Artillery.  He died near Peronne on 9th Feb 1917.   He was 35 years old and the son of Anthony and Jane Ann Pearson, of Beaumont. He is interred in grave ref II.AA.4. of Fouquescourt British Cemetery.

Pte Joseph Herbert Barnes was Killed in Action on 18th November towards the end of the Somme Offensive.  He was a joiner, from Beaumont, and served with A Coy 11th (Lonsdales) Bn Border Regt.   He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

Pte D. J. Barnes, whose parents were John and Margret Barnes, of Bell Villa, Ponteland, died on 27th September 1918 while serving with Anson Bn of the Royal Naval Division.  His body was recovered and he is interred in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, near where he fell.  He was 24 years old.

Gunner J.A. Birrell died on 16th April 1918 in Mendinghem Military Hospital from wounds received while serving with the Royal Field Artillery.  He is interred in Mendinghem Mil Cemetery, grave ref IX.F.16.

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