Wigton Advertiser - Lonsdale Men in the Roll Of Honour

Wigton Advertiser - Lonsdale Men in the Roll Of Honour

Postby spike » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:32 pm

These pictures are from the Wigton Advertiser from 1915-1919 which ran pictures of Wigton and the local area men who fell in the Great War and also had a list of those who fell. From this I have found four Lonsdales, each of whom have some extra information in the paragraph below the picture.

27955 Private William P Weightman
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Private William P. Weightman (Border Regiment) youngest son of Mrs Weightman of Brackenlands, Wigton, died in Highfield Hall Auxiliary Hospital Southampton from pneumonia, which followed a bout of trench fever, which he contracted when on active service in France. Private Weightman, who was only 23 years of age, served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Brown, Hampson and Company, Drapers of Wigton and was in a situation in London when he joined up.


William Weightman is buried in Wigton Cemetery, Station Hill Wigton - grave reference 1.T.C.17.
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In memory of -19455 Private John Farrer,
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Re: Wigton Advertiser - Lonsdale Men in the Roll Of Honour

Postby spike » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:42 pm

4420 Private John Fleming Curran ( Jack) Pattinson
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There is as yet no word about John Fleming Curran Pattinson ( Border Regiment), a Wigtonian who has been missing since July 10th last. The youngest son of Mr. Wm. Pattinson of South End, Wigton, he had been on active service with the Border Regiment since the outbreak of war, having been in the Militia and in the course of hard fighting at Neuve Chapelle, the Somme, Ypres and the advance of July 1916, was wounded on four different occasions.

Once he had the experience of reading a notice of his own death which had been wrongly reported in a newspaper. Private Pattinson was 24 years of age and in farm service before the war being  hired by Mr Beeby Williamson at Churchrigg. "Jack was a fine lad, steadt and quiet in civilian life, but a "devil to fight" when in cambat with the Hun."


Jack Pattinson was killed in action on 10th July 1917, at the battle of Nieuport Lombardzyte and is commemorated on the Nieuport Memorial, Belgium.

This article is from The Wigton Advertiser dated  February 2nd 1918
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Postby spike » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:49 pm

4420 Private John Fleming Curran ( Jack)  Pattinson
11th Border Regiment
Killed in Action : 10th July 1917, age 28.
Commemorated : Nieuport Memorial, Belgium
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Born and enlisted : Wigton, Cumberland.
Son of William Pattinson, of 50, South End, Wigton, Cumberland, and the late Lucy Pattinson.
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30127 Sergeant Joseph B Hampson
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Sergeant Joe Hampson M.M. (Border Regiment) died of wounds in hospital in circumstances narrated in the Advertiser, was the eldest son of the late Mr Daniel Hampson and Mrs Hampson, Tickells Lane, Wigton. He was 25 years of age and was married, his wife living at Coatbridge, where he worked before joining the army. His death removes another of Wigton's Military Medal winners and one who was very popular in the town and in his battalion.


Joe Hampson is listed as a L/Cpl on the CWGC,died off wounds 28th November 1917 and is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave ref : XIV.E.11.
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Postby spike » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:59 pm

Joe Hampson's grave : thanks to Stewart Dalzell for this picture from his recent trip to Ieper

30127 Lance Corporal Joseph Bell Hampson
11th Border Regiment
Died of wounds : 28th November 1917, age 25
Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium
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Born : Wigton, Cumberland
Enlisted ; Workington, Cumberland
Son of Dinah Jane Hampson, of Tickells Lane, Wigton, Cumberland; husband of A. M. Hampson, of 49C, Ronald St., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

Quote from Wigton Advertiser 1918
Sergeant Joe Hampson M.M. (Border Regiment) died of wounds in hospital in circumstances narrated in the Advertiser, was the eldest son of the late Mr Daniel Hampson and Mrs Hampson, Tickells Lane, Wigton. He was 25 years of age and was married, his wife living at Coatbridge, where he worked before joining the army. His death removes another of Wigton's Military Medal winners and one who was very popular in the town and in his battalion.
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Postby spike » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:57 pm

19546 Private Alexander Denholm
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Mr and Mr's Denholm of Skiddaw View, Station Hill, Wigton, have received official word that their eldest son Private Alexander Denholm (Border Regt), who was previously reported missing on November 18th last year, has now been officially returned as killed in action on that date.
Private Denholm who was 21 years of age was a machine gunner and had been in the army 18 months. Previously he was engaged in agricultural work at Lockerbie


Alexander Denholm was killed in action on 18th November 1916 and is buried in Waggon Road Cemetery Beaumont Hamel. Grave reference E.1.
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Postby spike » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:10 pm

Alexander Denholm's grave
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19456 Private Alexander Denholm,
D Company, 11th Border Regiment.
Killed in action 18th November 1916, age 21.
Buried : Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel
Grave Ref: E.1.Born and enlisted : Wigton, Cumberland
Machine Gunner, D Company  11th Border Regiment
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