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St Cuthbert's Church, Kirklinton
This brass tablet, in the small church of St Cuthbert at Kirklinton tells us:-
“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”
“To the Glory of God and in memory of the following men of the Parish of Kirklinton who died in the service of their Country in the Great War 1914-1918”.
2nd LIEUT FRANK R L BELL 10TH BORDER REGT
L CPL DAVID BAXTER 8TH BORDER REGT
LT WILLIAM BELL 7TH BORDER REGT
PTE DAVID ARMSTRONG 10TH YORKSHIRE REGT
PTE ANDREW ALSTON 9TH ROYAL SCOTS
PTE LEWIS BELL 11TH BORDER REGT
PTE WILLIAM BELL DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S REGT
PTE GEORGE ELLIOTT 11TH BORDER REGT
PTE ROBERT ELLIOTT 8TH BORDER REGT
PTE HARRISON HOPE 2ND COLDSTREAM GUARDS
PTE HERBERT I LITTLE 11TH BORDER REGT
PTE JOHN WILLIAM MUSGRAVE KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BDRS
PTE GEORGE ROBERTSON 5TH NORTHLD FUSILIERS
PTE JOHN WATTERS 5TH BORDER REGT
Nearby is the KIRKLINTON ROLL OF HONOUR of the names of officers and men who served “for Honour and Freedom in the Great War”.
“Proudly you gathered, rank on rank to war”.
It is an illuminated Roll of Honour on parchment, set in a glazed dark wooden frame. The Roll of Honour does not differentiate the casualties but that can be derived by comparing it with the brass at the west end of the north wall. It should be noted that 6 of the names on the brass are not on this memorial, but that is far from unusual, possibly the brass post dates this ROH. Equally there may have been different qualifying conditions for the 2 memorials.