Sunday, June 25, 2017

The War Memorials of Culgaith, Cumbria

1. Culgaith Parish Church and churchyard
Culgaith village, Eden valley, Cumbria
2. Interior of All Saints Parish Church
Culgaith village, Eden valley, Cumbria
3. Culgaith 1914 - 1918 'Roll of Honour'
A list of locals who served in the Armed Forces
4. Culgaith 1939 - 1945 'Roll of Honour'
A list of locals who served in the Armed Forces
5. Culgaith Parish War Memorial, Cumbria
Located at a village crossroads
This face lists those who died in WW1
6. Culgaith Parish War Memorial, Cumbria
This face lists those who died in WW2
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Culgaith, Cumbria and its war memorials

Culgaith is a civil and ecclesiastical parish in a mainly rural setting in Cumbria's Eden valley. There are four main village communities in the parish: Culgaith, Blencarn, Skirwith and Kirkland. 

Culgaith village is the largest of these four communities and is where All Saints church, the main church for the ecclesiastical parish, is situated [Photograph No. 1 and Photograph No. 2]. Inside the church is a 'Roll of Honour' listing the names of those from the district who served in the Armed Forces in the 1914 - 1918 war [Photograph No. 3] and the 1939 - 1945 war [Photograph No. 4]. 

At the main crossroads in Culgaith village is a war memorial in the form of a Wheel Cross made from red sandstone which remembers the locals who died in the two World Wars. It was originally erected to commemorate those who died in the 1914 - 1918 war and their names are engraved on the front face of the memorial [Photograph No. 5]. After the end of the Second World War the names of locals who died in that war were added to the rear of the memorial [Photograph No. 6]. 

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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Culgaith WW1 'Roll of Honour'
[Seen in photograph No. 3]

CULGAITH
THESE SERVED IN THE WAR 1914 - 1918
+ THESE LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
.......................................
John Armstrong Despatch Rider, Royal Engineers
William Banks, 5th Coldstream Guards
Frank Burne, 3rd Bn The Border Regiment
John Brunskill 3rd Bn The Border Regiment
Albert Davidson, 1st Bn, The Border Regiment
Joseph Davidson, Royal Garrison Artillery
Robert J Davidson, Royal Garrison Artillery
Ian A T Edwards, RMC Sandhurst
Cecil Falder, Motor Machine Gun Corps
Tom Falder Royal Army Service Corps
James R Foster, Lovat’s Scouts
+ John M Foster, 4th Gordon Highlanders
Henry Hanson, Royal Army Medical Corps
Arthur Hindson, 10th Bn The Border Regiment
George Hitchcock, Mine Patrol
John Hitchcock, Royal Engineers
George Hogarth, Royal Engineers
Alfred Huddart, 4th Bn The Border Regiment
+ Fred Huddart, London Scottish
Harry Huddart, Royal Engineers
Frank Kitchen, 4th Bn The Border Regiment
George Lamb, 4th Bn The Border Regiment
Tom Lancaster, Royal Engineers
Joseph Richardson, Royal Army Veterinary Corps
James Sewell, 5th Bn The Royal Irish Fusiliers
Robert Simpson, 1st Bn The Border Regiment
Tom Sowerby, Royal Navy
Thomas Spedding, Royal Lancaster Regiment
+ Stanley Taylor, 11th Bn The Border Regt (Lonsdales)
Clement Thompson, 52nd Bn The Manchester Regt
John Warrender, Royal Army Service Corps
James Whitfield, 1st Bn The Border Regiment
Frank Wilkinson, Northumberland Fusiliers
+ William E Williamson, Royal Engineers
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Sunday, 25 June, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Culgaith WW2 'Roll of Honour'
[Seen in photograph No. 4]

ROLL OF HONOUR CULGAITH
THESE SERVED IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945
...................................
John H Armstrong, Royal Air Force
Alexander Berwick, Royal Engineers
John Clark, Royal Navy
Alexander Cook, RASC
Thomas Cook, Border Regt
Andrew R P Cook, RASC
Victor Cairns, RAOC
Thomas Donald, RAOC
William Davidson, RA
Christopher Eggleston, CMP
Irene M E Eggleston, PMRAFNSR
Joseph Eggleston, Border Regt
Hilda Edington, NAAFI
Margaret Edington, ATS
John Falder, RCS
Clement G Fender, Royal Air Force
John Eric Hogarth, RA
Edwin Hall, Royal Navy
Frederick Hall, Royal Navy
T Henry Hindson, RASC
James H Kirk, Devonshire Regiment
Henry Liddle, RAOC
Mary Moffatt, WRENS
Edward Moffatt, Royal Navy
Henry Martin, Royal Engineers
John Mattinson, RAOC
James W Pears, Merchant Navy
James Skelly, Scots Guards
Gordon Stamper, Royal Air Force
Thomas Henry Stamper, Royal Engineers
Denis Thompson, Royal Engineers
Harold Thompson, Royal Air Force
May Thompson, WAAF
Constance G Thompson, NAAFI
Samuel R Taylor, Royal Air Force
Herbert Wannop, Yorkshire Regiment
James Huddart, Royal Air Force
Frank Smith Royal Air Force
.................
N.B. Three of the above died in WW2:
James Westgarth Pears, Merchant Navy
James Skelly, Scots Guards
Herbert Wannop, West Yorkshire Regiment
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Sunday, 25 June, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Culgaith Cross War Memorial
[Seen in photographs No. 5 and No. 6]

Front of the cross (Photograph No. 5):
TO OUR GLORIOUS/DEAD
1914-1918
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
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John Maurice Foster, 4th Gordon Highlanders
Thomas Frederick Huddart, London Scottish
Clarence Stanley Taylor, 11th Border Regiment
William Edgar Williamson, Royal Engineers
R.I.P.
.............
Rear of the cross (Photograph No. 6):
James Westgarth Pears, Merchant Navy
Herbert Wannop, West Yorkshire Regiment
James Skelly, Scots Guards
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Sunday, 25 June, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Dedication

This article is dedicated to the memory of all those from Culgaith and district who gave their lives in the two World Wars, 1914 - 1918 and 1939 - 1945.
"Gone but not forgotten"
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