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War Memorial - Coniston, Cumbria, England

1914 - 1918  and  1939 - 1945

War Memorial WW I and WW II These men of
gave their
lives for
their country
1914 - 1918
Names WW I
John Charles Armstrong
James Henry Barrow
Barnett Barrow
Charles William Baxter
John Bennett
James Bennett
Adolphus Broadfield Cohen
Robert Dowthwaite
William Henry Eyers
Benjamin Kirkby
William Knipe
George Garth Marshall
Walter Pepper
Solomon Robinson
Thomas Robinson
John Satterthwaite
Charles Shaw
Thomas Shaw
Clarence L. Tyson
Richard Usher
John Wilkinson

1939 - 1945

William BrownleeEdward CowardThomas Watson

Beside the memorial is the grave of James Hewitson located:

Grave of James Hewitson Here lies
L/Cpl. James Hewitson   V. C.
died March 2nd, 1963


his wife Mary Elizabeth
died 2nd June 1971 aged 82

Rest in Peace
James Hewitson
© King's Own Royal
Regiment Museum
Victoria Cross

The London Gazette reports on 28 June 1918:

No. 15883 L./Cl. James Hewitson, R. Lanc. R. (Coniston).
For most conspicuous bravery, initiative and daring in action.
In a daylight attack on a series of crater posts, L./Cpl. Hewitson led his party to their objective with dash and vigour, clearing the enemy from both trench and dug-outs, killing in one dug-out six of the enemy who would not surrender. After capturing the final objective, he observed a hostile machine-gun team coming into action against his men. Working his way round the edge of the crater he attacked the team, killing four and capturing one. Shortly afterwards he engaged a hostile bombing party, which was attacking a Lewis-gun post. He routed the party, killing six of them.
The extraordinary feats of daring performed by his gallant N. C. O. crushed the hostile opposition at this point.

Please read more about James Hewitson on "The comprehensive guide".


This page is dedicated to the 10 million victims of World War I and 60 million victims of World War II.
We should always remember the immense grief and loss each war brought to the world.




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Lost Ancestors: 02 April 2021