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Warwick Road, Carlisle
The War Memorial of Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Church, Carlisle.
With 74 names listed, this memorial commemorates the Roman Catholic servicemen from Carlisle who died in WW1. Amongst them is recorded Lt J H Collin VC who was educated at the nearby St Patrick's School (Now Newman RC School).
EXTRACT FROM CARLISLE JOURNAL DATED 20TH MAY 1921
Outside the Church of Our Lady and St Joseph in Warwick Square, on Sunday afternoon, the ceremony of unveiling, blessing and dedicating the war memorial to the soldiers and sailors of the Parish who fell in the Great War, will be performed by Bishop Richard Collins (Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle). The Mayor (Mr H K Campbell) has accepted an invitation to be present and will be pleased to have the support of any member and officials of the Corporation and citizens who can attend.
The Memorial takes the the form of a crucifix in Sicilian marble nineteen feet high and weighing well over ten tons. It is being erected by Mr J J M Gough of Warwick Road. After the unveiling and blessing, of the Memorial, an address will be given by the Mayor. A Hymn will be sung and the Last Post sounded (by buglers from Carlisle Castle). This will be followed by a service in the Church at which a short address will be delivered by the Rector, Father G S Knuckey.
EXTRACT FROM THE CUMBERLAND NEWS DATED 21ST MAY 1921
A MARBLE CRUCIFIX
CARLISLE CATHOLICS' WAR MEMORIAL
...................................... Nearly 80 (74) names of the Fallen appear on the memorial, which is being erected at a cost of £740.
The inscription and the names recorded on the monument are as follows:
"Pray for the souls of the men of this Parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918."
Private Joseph Anderson was the son of Thomas and Sarah Anderson, of 9 Garden St, Botchergate, Carlisle. He was serving with 7/8th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers when he died on 15th Sepr 1916. He is interred in Mericourt L'Abbe Cemetery, grave IV.D.13.
Private William Armstrong. This may be William Armstrong, serving with 4th Bn South Wales Borderers on his death on 1st May 1917 at the age of 21. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, on panel 16/62. William was the son of Simon and Ellen Armstrong, of Fusehill St. Carlisle. We would like confirmation.
Corporal John Bennett MM was born in Carlisle, the 27 year old son of Thomas and Catherine Bennett. He died of wounds on 11th February 1918 and is interred in Nine Elms British Cemetery XIII.C.8, West Vlaanderen. He was serving with 1st Bn Border Regiment.
Driver James Brown, son of William and Martha Brown, and the husband of Julia Ann, was 33 years old when he Died of Wounds on 13th Oct 1917. He was serving with 9th Divisional Train, Royal Field Artillery. James is interred in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, in grave IX.F.23.
Private William Burgess, 34 years old when he died on 18th September 1918 while serving with 7th East Yorks Regiment, is interred at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery. He was the son of Adam and Susannah Burgess, 17 Lord St. Carlisle.
Lieutenant Joseph Henry Collin VC lived with his parents Joseph and Mary, at 8 Petteril Terrace, Harraby, Carlisle, until he answered his country’s call to arms. He was killed in action in France on 9th April 1918. At Givenchy, on that date, in the face of superior numbers, Lieut Collin manned a machine gun while his men lay wounded and dead around him. He disabled an enemy machine gun and held off the advancing foe long enough for his injured comrades to escape to safety. Wounded in the head, he died shortly after. For this selfless action he was posthumously awarded his country’s highest battlefield honour, the Victoria Cross. He was 24 years old and serving with 4th Bn Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment at the time of his death. He is interred in grave III.A.11 in Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture.
Collin Place, just off Newtown Road, is named in his honour.
An extract from The London Gazette, dated 25th June, 1918, records the Citation:- "For most conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice in action. After offering a long and gallant resistance against heavy odds in the Keep held by his platoon, this officer, with only five of his men remaining, slowly withdrew in the face of superior numbers, contesting every inch of the ground. The enemy were pressing him hard with bombs and machine-gun fire from close range. Single-handed 2nd Lt. Collin attacked the machine gun and team. After firing his revolver into the enemy, he seized a Mills grenade and threw it into the hostile team, putting the gun out of action, killing four of the team and wounding two others. Observing a second hostile machine gun firing, he took a Lewis gun, and selecting a high point of vantage on the parapet whence he could engage the gun, he, unaided, kept the enemy at bay until he fell mortally wounded. The heroic self-sacrifice of 2nd Lt. Collin was a magnificent example to all."
Lieutenant Trevor John Clancy, the son of John Charles and Maud Alice Clancy, of Darjeeling, India died in battle at Ypres on 24th October 1914 while serving with 2nd Bn Border Regiment. He was 21 years old. He has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 35 of the Menin Gate.
Sergeant James Cassidy was serving aboard Light Cruiser HMS Hyacinth as a soldier of the Royal Marine Light Infantry when he died on 10th September 1918. He was 26 years old, the son of Peter and Edith Cassidy, of Carlisle. He is also commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 28.
Lance Bombardier George Alfred Clarry, 21 years old when he died on 20th Dec 1918, was serving with 118 Bty 130th Bde Royal Field Artillery in the Salonika Campaign. He was the son of Charles and Lucy Clarry, of Albert House, Albert St. Carlisle. George is interred in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, in Greece.
Corporal Robert Constantine, believed to be Robert Constantine 331789, died on 29th September 1918 while serving with 9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Bn Highland Light Infantry. He is interred in grave ref A6 Targelle Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain.
Private Bertram Campbell, is believed to be Bertram Campbell 29860, commemorated on the Arras Memorial, who died on 3rd May 1917 while with 6th Bn King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Confirmation and further information would be appreciated.
Sergeant William Dock, MM, was reported killed on 26th April 1918. He was 36 years old, the son of Robert and Margaret Dock, 30 Richardson St., Denton Holme, Carlisle. William, serving with 25th Bn (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers, has no known grave and is commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing
Lance-Corporal Matthew Dolan, serving with 1/8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died at the age of 19 on 26th May 1917. He is interred in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. Matthew was the son of John and Catherine Dolan, of Carlisle.
Private (Drummer) Alfred Edward Dempsey, born in Jarrow, is interred at Lancashire Landing Cemetery. He died of wounds on 11th June 1915 while serving at Gallipoli with 1st Bn Border Regiment.
Private Francis (Frank) Docherty, born in Carlisle, was 19 when he died on 23rd April 1917. He was serving with 1st Bn Border Regiment. Francis has no known grave and is commemorated on Bay 6 of the Arras Memorial to the Missing.
Private Robert Joseph Docherty, from Bowman's Court Carlisle, was serving with 6th Bn Border Regiment. He died at 33 on 9th April in the Dardanelles campaign. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
Private Patrick Joseph Falloon, serving with 7th Bn Border Regiment, was 20 years old when he died of wounds on 21st October 1918. He was born in Maryport, his parents lived at Grasslot in Maryport, and had enlisted at Carlisle. Patrick is interred in Montigney Communal Cemetery, France Nord.
LCpl George Green, reported Killed in Action on 12th March 1915 while serving with 2nd Bn Border Regiment. He was born in Carlisle. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial to the Missing, panel 19/20. His role was Telegraphist Messenger.
Private Lawrence Green was serving with 1st Border when he died on 19th May 1917 at the age of 33. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Green, of West Walls, Carlisle.
Private Joseph Miller Gibson
Private Peter Gillespie
Private James Graham. This may be 38797 Pte James Graham of 1/5th Gloucestershire Regiment who died on 24th October 1918 and is interred in Pommerevil British Cemetery. He was the son of Mr and Mrs J W Graham, of County Mews, Carlisle, and the husband of Ada Graham, of 53 Pettreil St., Carlisle.
Sergeant Major Herbert Harrison, 33 years old when he died of wounds on 19th August 1917, was the husband of Christiana Harrison, of 49 Monksgate, Yorkshire. Then with 1st Bn Border Regiment, he had previously served in the South African Campaign. He is interred in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, grave IV.I. 4.
Sergeant William Hall
Sergeant Charles Hickson died of wounds on 6th October 1917 and is interred in Dozinghem Military Cemetery grave V.H.24.He was born in Carlisle and had lived with his family in Oswald Street, Carlisle.
Cpl Joseph Hogg. This may be 1558 Cpl Joseph Hogg who was born at Wigton Cumbria in 1891 and who died of wounds in 8th Casualty Clearing Station on 13th July 1917 during the Battle of Arras. He would have been the son of Joseph and Ann Hogg of 4 Welch Court, Lord St., Carlisle. Joseph is interred in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.
Private Arthur Henry
Privates George Henry and John Henry
Private William D Hetherington
Private Roberty Higgins
Private James Honan, 29 years old when he died on 13th April 1918, was serving with 1st Bn Border Regiment. He was the son of Andrew and Catherine Honan, of 2 Devonshire Walk, Carlisle. His body was not recovered. James is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, panel 6.
Private (Driver) Bernard Redfern Johnston, the son of Eliza Johnston, of Oswald St Carlisle, was just 18 when he died on 29th April 1917. He was serving with D Battery, 242 Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Bernard is interred in grave I. D. 29. La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St Vaat.
Private Robert Johnston
Lieutenant Colonel William Kerr DSO, MC., died on 3rd May 1918 while serving with 2nd Bn Border Regiment. His home was at Cummersdale, near Carlisle. He was 41 years of age. Col Kerr is interred in Boscom British Cemetery ref. 1. A.G2.
Lieutenant William Keeliher, 38 years old when he died on 25th July 1918, was the husband of Minnie Keeliher, latterly of 26 Greenbank Avenue, Plymouth. Lt Keeliher, serving with 1st Bn Border Regt, is interred in Etaples Military Cemetery, grave ref XXVIII. O. 9.
Private Francis Kelly, 37 year old son of Daniel and Ellen Kelly, was born in Carlisle. He and his wife Margaret lived at The Schoolhouse, Kirkbampton, Carlisle. Francis, serving with 11th Border Regiment, was reported Killed in Action on 12th Janueary 1917. He is interred in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, grave ref I. H. 34.i
Captain Everard Joseph Lamb, serving with 3rd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers, was attached as a Company Commander to the 2nd Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry when he was killed in action at Whytschaete on 1st November 1914. He was 27 years old. He was born at Cramlington, the son of Robert and Helen Lamb, then living at Hayton House, Howmill, Carlisle. He was the husband of Margery. Captain Lamb has no known grave. His name is inscribed on panel 8/12 of the Menin Gate at Ypres.
Lance-Corporal George Lennon, 37 years old when he died on 22nd March 1916, was serving with 11th Bn Border Regiment. He is interred in Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, in grave I.H.10. Robert was the son of John and Ellen Lennon, of 3 Mullin's Court, Water St., Carlisle, and the husband of Sarah, of 2 Donald's Court, Union St., Carlisle.
Lieutenant Joseph Francis Macintosh was severely wounded in battle while serving with 2nd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers on attachment from their 3rd Bn. Brought home to his family in Ireland he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries and died on 10th October 1918 at the age of 24. He is interred in the Roman Catholic section of Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Co Dublin. This cemetery holds 622 service graves.
Lieutenant Francis Mahoney MC. died on 6th October 1917. Born in Carlisle he was serving with 2nd (7th) Bn Border Regiment. He is interred in Bedford House Cemetery (Encl no2) VI. A. 4.
Lieutenant (Acting Captain) James Malkin died on 4th September 1916. He served with 2nd Bn Border Regiment. Lt Malkin has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, on panel /face 6A/7C.
Private Patrick Malloy
Private (Drummer) Kenneth Mahoney was 25 years old when he was killed on 25th April 1915. He was with D Coy 1st Bn Border Regiment. Kenneth, born at Maryport, was the son of Mr and Mrs Daniel Mahoney, of 27 Sternhold Ave., Streatham Hill, London. His body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, panel 119/125, or 222/223.
Private Alexander Moorhead
Private James Mulvey was born in Carlisle, either at 60 Thompson St. or 36 Sybil St. He died on 1st July 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, panel/face 6A/7C.
Private James Murray
Lieutenant James Richard McClorry, of the Royal Naval Reserve, was serving as a Deck Officer on HM Trawler “H E Stroud”. The H E Stroud was a part of the Dover Patrol, a force of very lightly armed fishing vessels charged with defending the sea route to France, the lifeline of the Allied Forces. On the night of 26th October 1916 an overwhelming attack by German Torpedo Boats caused considerable damage. The escort destroyer, HMS Flirt, was destroyed. Few of her crew survived. The HE Stroud was attacked by gunfire and Lieutenant McClorry was badly wounded. He died soon after. Another crewman died from wounds next morning. The son of Edward and Margaret McClorry, of Maryport, James is interred in the cemetery there, in grave F.CE.72. He is commemorated on the Dover Patrol Memorial.
Lieutenant Francis J. McNiff lost his life on 13th March 1918. He had served with the Northumberland Fusiliers and later with the Royal Flying Corps. He is interred in Cerisy-Gailley Military Cemetery, grave ref II. B. 1.
Bombardier Richard McGough, serving with 102 Seige Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, died on 18th April 1917. He is interred in Feuchy British Cemetery I. A. 11.
Corporal John Cornelious McDevitt, born at Rickergate in Carlisle, was reported Killed in Action on that dreadful first day of the Battle of the Somme. John, serving with 11th Bn Border Regiment, fell on 1st July 1916. His burial place was lost. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, on panel 6A/7C.
Private (Driver) James Highmoor McAdam, the son of Highmoor and Mary McAdam, of 36 South John Street, Carlisle, died on 11th October 1918 while serving with 39th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. He was 20 years old. He is interred in Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, ref I. C. 15.
Private John McAlindon, 47 years old when he died in Carlisle on 7th January 1919 had served with 2nd Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was the husband of Mary, of 36a Church Street, Caldewgate. John lies in the City Cemetery at Dalston Road, in grave 11.M.22.
Private Cuthbert McCaughey
Private John McDonald, son of Annie, and nephew of William Kirkpatrick, 3 Rome St., Carlisle, died on 23rd April 1917 at the age of 29. He was serving with 7th Bn Border Regiment. John has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, on Bay 6.
Private John McEvoy
Private John McGlone
Private John McGough, son of Angus and Mary McGough, of 34 Gloucester Road, Carlisle, died at the age of 32 on 3rd May 1917. He was serving with 20th Bn Australian Imperial Force. John has no known grave and is commemorated on the Australian Memorial to the Fallen at Villers Brettoneaux.
Private William McLoughlin
Private Andrew McManus, son of Edward and Catherine McManus, of 22 Corporation Road, Carlisle, serving with D Coy 1st Bn Border Regiment, was killed 0n 2nd May 1915, in the Dardanelles campaign. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, panel 119/125 - 222/225.
Private John Nevin was reported Killed in Action on 1st July 1916 while serving with 11th Bn Border Regiment. He was born in Carlisle and may have lived at Wetheral. John is interred in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authille, grave ref VI. X. 8.
Private Thomas Nugent, the husband of Jane Nugent, 26 Solway Terrace, Corporation Road, Carlisle, died at the age of 25 while serving with 5th Bn Border Regiment. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, on Bay 6
Private James O'Driscoll may be the son of John and Margaret O'Driscoll, who died on 25th September at the age of 33 while serving with 12th Bn Highland Light Infantry. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, panel 108/112.
Private Joseph Reansbury, born in Carlisle to George and Mary Jane Reansbury, and the husband of Florence, he was 39 years old when he died on 3rd May 1917. He had earlier served for 12 years in the Royal Engineers, part of it in the South Africa campaign, and later emigrated to Canada. He came back to Europe as a soldier of 1st Bn Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). He is commemorated on the Vimy Ridge Canadian Memorial to the Missing.
Private Joseph Routledge
Private John Rudden. This is believed to be 8567 Pte John Rudden of 2nd Bn Border Regiment, born to John and Mary Rudden, of London or Newcastle-on-Tyne. He was the husband of Mary Rudden, of Carlisle. He died on 26th Oct 1914 and may have been 28 years old.
Lieutenant John Short
LCpl William Vincent Shields, born in Carlisle, was reported Killed in Action on 21st October 1916 while serving with 8th Bn Border Regiment. He is interred in grave B.87, Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme Region.
Private William Sanderson
Private James Sloan, the son of James and Margaret Sloan, of 2 Burns St., Caldewgate, Carlisle, died on 14th December 1915 at the age of 21. He was serving with A Coy of 7th Bn Border Regiment. James is interred in Menin Road South Military Cemetery (Menin Road Memorial 34).
Sergeant Thomas Toner DCM, MID, died on 16th May 1915 while serving with 2nd Bn Border Regiment. He is interred in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy. His grave was initially at Indian Villages North, a small cemetery of fifteen burials there from May to July of 1915 during a period of sporadic fighting. They were reinterred at Windy Corner as part of the concentration programme.
Private Edward Toner, born in Carlisle to Neil and Mary Jane Toner, of Irving's Lane, Botchergate, had emigrated to Canada just before war was declared. A Machinist, living in Hamilton, Ontario, he enlisted into 116th Bn Canadian Infantry in May 1916. He died in battle on 30th December 1917 and is interred in Mazingabe Communal Cemetery Extension, grave III.A.8.
Lieutenant Alan Kennedy Williamson, 20 years old when he died on 20th April 1917, was the son of Henry Lawrence Williamson and Edith Muriel Williamson, of Blackrock, Dublin, native of Aberfoyle Perthshire. He was serving with 8th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Lt Williamson is interred in Etaples Military Cemetery XVII. D. 8.
Corporal James Henry Wood
The unveiling and dedication of the War Memorial - 22nd May 1921.