Full list Kendal WW2 Border deaths

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Full list Kendal WW2 Border deaths

Postby plbramham » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:43 am

Full known details of Kendal men who died serving in The Border Regiment during WW2 which will be listed on a Roll of Honour to be placed in the regimental chapel in Kendal parish church.
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Re: Full list Kendal WW2 Border deaths

Postby plbramham » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:43 pm

With Remembrance Sunday approaching I thought I’d update this posting by stating that this casualty list was compiled as the basis for a Kendal Border Regiment Roll of Honour. (see my other posting under that title in this section). Edited essential details from this casualty list (it had to be condensed, by removing addresses, cemetery details etc. owing to high cost of inscriptions) are now in the roll which is to be dedicated during the Remembrance Sunday service 2012.
The full details, as listed on the attachment in the above posting, will be encapsulated in a binder kept beside the roll of honour cabinet to enable visitors to freely view the full information.
In a way, only putting the basic information in the roll was beneficial because it gave a uniform appearance i.e. the only information available for some men was the name, rank, date of death and where commemorated/ buried. Research on others unearthed addresses, families, occupations etc. In a way it would seem unfair to have given a longer inscription to someone whose life was well documented than to one who wasn’t. Entries were still not entirely uniform though as some men only gave initials, not Christian names, and some had no date of birth/age listed.
Anyway, the research is not wasted as it will be available in the binder. (Plus if the binder pages get well-thumbed or nicked, we can always print out a replacement!) Paul
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Kendal Border Regiment Roll of Honour
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The title page of the roll
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A sample page in the roll, illustrating how some men ( lower entry) did not give their dates of birth or christian names on attestation.
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