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War Memorial - Gosforth, Cumbria, England

1914 - 1918
and individual memorial panels
St. Mary's Church

War Memorial WW I To the men
of this parish
who gave their lives
for their country

1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945

(no names)
Names 1914-1918

Following panels can be found inside of St. Mary's church:

In proud and loving memory of the men of this parish, who gave their
lives for their country in the Great War 1914 - 1918
Names 1914-1918 Leut. John S. Ainsworth, 11th Hussars
Pvt. Wm. Ashburner, R. F. A.
Capt. Leonard Birch, 7th Border Rgt.
Pvt. James R. Bunker, 2/4 York. & Lanc. Rgt.
Capt. Ernest Gaul, 6th Leicester Rgt.
Pvt. Henry Hail, 1st West York. Rgt.
Pvt. Robert Herbert, 1st H. L. I.
Pvt. Benn Hodgson, 2nd Border Rgt.
L/Cpl. Joseph Hird, M. M., 8th Border Rgt.
Pvt. Oswald Rees Keene, 2nd D. of Wellington Rgt.
Sergt. William Little, West. & C. Yeo.
Sergt. Joseph Noble, R. F. A.
Sergt. Albert E. Overington, 8th Border Rgt.
Pvt. Joseph Porter, 8th Border Rgt.
Pvt. Wm. H. Postlethwaite, M. G. C.
Pvt. John B. Ratcliffe, 8th Border Rgt.
Pvt. Peter Smith, 10th West York. Rgt.
Pvt. John A. Stainton, 7th Border Rgt.
Pvt. John Wilson, 2nd Can. Mtd. Rifles

"These died that we might live"

Panel Humphrey Le Fleming Senhouse In memory of
Sir Humphrey Le Fleming Senhouse
of Seascale, Kt., C. B., K. C. H., and a Capt. in the Royal Navy,
who having faithfuly served his country for more than forty years,
lost his life in consequence of great mental and bodily exertions,
after the taking of the heights of Canton, where he was
Senior Naval Officer in command of her Majesty's squadron.
He died on board H. M. S. Blenheim, June 15th, 1841, in his 60th year.
In goodness, uprightness, and integrity of heart, none surpassed him,
his sorrowing widow and children most deeply deplore their irreparable loss,
hereafter they humbly hope to be united to his pure spirit
in the bosom of their reddeming God.
His mortal remains were buried at Macao,
where a monument has been erected by the offivers of the
Army and Navy, belonging to the Chinese Expedition,
to mark their great esteem and respect for his character.

Panel Charles Allan Parker To the memory of
Captain Charles Allan Parker, R. M.
who nobly fell leading the attack
on Petropaulovskoi, Kamtschatka,
September 4th, 1854,
aged 40 years.
A faithful soldier of his Queen,
and of Christ.

Panel Austin Noel Rees Keene To the dear memory of
Lt. Commander Austin Noel Rees Keene
Royal Navy
who gave his life for king and country
H. M. S. Glorious June 1940

Panel John Birnie In loving remembrance of
Pilot Officer John Birnie, R. A. F. V. R.
born 19 Sept. 1923, killed in action 19 April 1944
A member of the choir of this church for 10 years.

Per adua ad astra
(Through adversity to the stars)

Many thanks to Mr. Mick Peck. The pictures and information were provided by him.

St. Mary's Church
Picture owner: Bob Embleton
Source: geograph
The picture of St. Mary's church is licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.


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 09 January 2023