Memorial 71 The Church of Scotland (The Border Kirk) Carlisle

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Inside The Border Kirk, Chapel Street, Carlisle


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The Tribute to the Fallen of "The Border Kirk".

The Congregation of the Church of Scotland in Chapel Street Carlisle - known colloquially as "The Border Kirk", saw the best of its brave youth off to war in those dark days of 1914-1918.  Many would never see their homeland again.   And its associate Congregation in nearby Longtown paid its own price. 

These are the names from The Roll of Honour in The Border Kirk, Carlisle. This information will be expanded in due course

Pte Chambers Barton, 22, died 1st July, 1916

Pte John Beck, 31, died 25t November, 1917

Trpr A. Black , 19, Border Regiment, died 25th November, 1917

Pte James Brow, 19, Lancashire Fusiliers, died 13th May, 1917

Pte William Campbell, Gordon Highlanders, n

A.B. James Duncan Howe Batt, Royal Naval Division,

Sergt William Fox, 25, Royal Field Artillery, died 5th September, 1917

L/Cpl T. D. Forbes, 24, The Border Regiment, died 23rd July, 1916

Tpr W. G. Forbes, 33, Ayrshire Yeomanry, died 2nd July, 1918

2nd Lieut. James B. Hay, 31, York & Lancs Regiment, died 29th October, 1918

Pte Peter Irving, 19, Royal Scots Fusiliers, died 7th September, 1917

Pte William Johnstone, 17, Cameron Highlanders, died 5th May, 1916

Pte Edward Lister, 19, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died 25th September, 1915

Pte David Lister, 39, Border Regiment, died 21st March, 1918

Pte William McDonald, 27, A. S. C., died 19th January, 1917

L/Cpl John Milligan, 27, Durham Light Infantry, died 6th October, 1917

Pte D. Milne age unknown, K.O.S.B. Died 1st September, 1918

Pte James McIlroy, age unknown, London Rifles, died 23rd March, 1918

Pte Harry Roe, 27, Lincoln Regt. died 11th April, 1918

Sapper Charles Rippon, 37, died 28th October, 1915, (buried at sea)

Pte William Welsh, 20, Royal Scots Fusiliers, died 12th August, 1916

L/Cpl Joseph Whyte, 21, Border Regiment, died 1st July, 1916

Sergeant James Kay, M.M. 27, Border Regiment, died 24th August, 1918


And from our Longtown congregation:-

L/Cpl Stanley Douglas, 24, Royal Highlanders, died 5th September, 1918

Pte. James Elliot, 19, Kings Liverpool Regiment, died 1st May, 1918

Chief Engineer George Hill, 41, S. S. Eloby, died 19th July, 1917

Pte. Thomas Kirkup, 33, Border Regiment, died 28th June, 1918

A.B. Fred Kirkup, age unknown, H.M.S. Hampshire, died 5th June, 1916

Pte. W. McKenzie, 24, The Border Regiment, died 1st July, 1916

Bombardier John McKenzie, 23, R.F.A. Died 19th December, 1916

Gunner Malcolm McKenzie, 19, R.F.A. Died 18th June, 1915

Sapper George Rayson, age unknown, Royal Engineers, died 2nd September, 1916

Pte. Thomas Thorburn, age unknown, Tyneside Scottish, died 1st July, 1916

Cpl. Mathew Ward. R. E., died 1st October,1918, age unknown


In these two small groups are three pairs of brothers, Forbes, Lister, and Kirkup, whose families would be known to one another; sacrifice indeed!   But the effect on the McKenzie family is beyond understanding.  Mr and Mrs McKenzie would lose three of their sons in just eighteen months.

War Mem 71 Longtown


The Roll of Honour of the Church of Scotland Congregation of Longtown

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