Lonsdale Photographs in the Roll of Honour

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Postby spike » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:51 pm

Lieutenant W.A. Hobson
Bombing Officer
'D' Company
11th Border Regiment
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Son of Mr. W.H. Hobson, solicitor and Clerk to the Maryport Justices.
Wounded July 1916 right shoulder, shrapnel, making satisfactory
progress in hospital. Before receiving his commission in the early
days of the war, Lieut. Hobson was a solicitor with his father’s firm,
Messrs. Tyson and Hobson, and a keen sportsman.

Wounded in action July 1916.
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Lieutenant William Sibson Barnes
'D' Company
11th Border Regiment
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Enlisted as Private 16396-7th Battalion (British Columbia Regiment),
2nd Infantry Brigade. CEF
Son of the late William and Mary Barnes, of Mawbray,Maryport,
Commisioned with the 11th Border Regiment December 1914.
Killed leading the Battalion raid of 5/6th June on the
Bulls Eye Trenches of the Leipzig Redoubt
(Granatloch German position.)
It was said he returned to No Mans Land for
a lost pistol after the raid and was killed.
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Postby spike » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:17 pm

Second Lieutenant Arthur Gabriel Robinson
D Company 11th Border Regiment
Reserve Machine Gun Officer
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Age 20. Son of the Reverend J and Mrs Robinson, of
"Ravenstone," Northumberland Road, Carlisle, formerly
of Walton Vicarage, Brampton, Cumberland.
Battalion Reserve Machine Gun Officer and member of D Company.
Killed in action 9th March 1916, a working party he was leading
was shelled by enemy artillery, killing him and Sjt Anderson and
wounding another man.
Buried in Becourt Military Cemetery in grave I.H.15.
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Second Lieutenant Godfrey Twynam
'D' Company
11th Border Regiment
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Age 25. Son of the late John and Mary Twynam,
of Soberton House, Droxford, Bishop’s Waltham, Hants.
One of four members of the Twynam family of Soberton,
killed in The Great War. Reported Wounded and missing
later found to be killed in action 18th November 1916.
Buried in Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel.
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Lieutenant Caleb Walden Margerison
'D' Company
11th Border Regiment
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Born 1895 Lytham Lancashire, living at Elleray Bank Windermere.
Son of Arthur McKune and Hannah Maria Margerison of , 1 Park Avenue, Southport, Lancashire.
Attended Trinity College Cambridge. Original War Diarist and Signalling Officer
Took part in the raid on the Bulls Eye Trenches of the Leipzig Redoubt 5/6th June 1916.
and was Mentioned in Despatches.
Died of wounds received in action, on 6th July 1916, age 21.
Buried Warloy Baillon Communal Cemetery, Somme, grave III.B.3.
Gazetted Second Lieutenant 11th Border 27th October 1914.
Lieutenant 1st August 1915.
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Postby spike » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:33 pm

Captain Gilbert Henry Lifton
B Company 11th Border Regiment
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Born Bristol, Gloucestershire living in Hythe, Kent.
Formerly a Serjeant at Hythe School of Musketry.
Gazetted Lieutenant 27th January, 1915.,
Then Captain 1st December, 1915.
Initially in the Reserve Battalion.
Went to France 1916, rank of Captain aged 54.
Survived the war, died 1920.
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Postby spike » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:52 pm

Second Lieutenant Walter Storey Paton
E Company 11th Border Regiment
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Age 24. Son of John and Annie Paton, of Elder Bank,
St Boswells, Roxburghshire. Initially at depot,
Blackhall Camp- transferred to France 1916 and
killed in action 1st July 1916.
Buried Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, grave II.F.19.
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Re: Lonsdale Photographs in the Roll of Honour

Postby spike » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:52 pm

Second Lieutenant Arthur Armer
11th Border Regiment
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Arthur Armer’s medal card is very full due to his long and convoluted military service at different ranks and in different formations. It shows him as Private No. 1236, Lance-Corporal No. 25503 (his number was actually 25803), Arthur joins with the 1st Borders (Lance-Corporal No. 25503) in June 1916 after serving in India with 1st/4th Borders-(Private No. 1236), and says that he is NOT married. Obviously he is killed in Sept 1917, so they must have had a ‘Khaki’ wedding sometime between the two dates. Arthur returned to England in Dec 1916 to complete Officer Training, and is official discharged from the 1st Borders on 29th May 1917 and appointed as an officer to the 11th Borders. I reckon they must have got married during this period when he was in England.
Alice would have been married only a matter of months before Arthur was killed!!
An extract from the 11th Border War Diary :-
After taking part in operations about Nieuport in July 1917 the 11th Battalion spent some time in the neighbourhood of Coxyde, and then in the latter part of August and beginning of September was at Oost Dunkerque, where the camp was heavily shelled by a long range high velocity gun, the transport lines being hit and four officers' chargers killed. After his the enemy shelling became more regular and hardly a day passed without casualties.
1 officer (2nd Lt A Armer) and 8 other ranks being killed. 2nd Lt D. Walker and 18 men being wounded.


He married Alice Crockley on July 19 1917, at Strood in Kent.

Unusually his wife was also killed in the war....
Armer, Alice Ruth, Member, 22699, age 25, Women’s Royal Air Force
Died 12th November 1918. General Hospital, Cheltenham, buried in Malmesbury Cemetery 392 South (private gravestone). Plot 392 South is alongside the path leading from the southern part towards the Chapel and twelve rows north of the southern path (about half way).
Alice was the only daughter of William (a coachman) and Alice G Crockley, born in Paddington with two brothers
William and Arthur. She married Arthur Armer, son of John and Sarah Jane Armer, of 11 Fairbank, Kirkby Lonsdale,
Westmorland.
On 14th October 1918 Alice enlisted in the Women’s Royal Air Force at Bristol, giving her home address as Cowbridge House, Malmesbury. This was a short-lived service being formed on 1st April 1918 and rapidly run down at the war’s end until final disbandment in 1921. Their strength was a maximum of only 24,400. Alice volunteered to be a ‘mobile’ member – in other words available for service at home and abroad. She became a Storekeeper living at Rendcombe Manor north of Cirencester and serving at RAF Rendcombe which was 1½ miles north east of North Cerney on the road to Calmsden. This was a flying training station for the Royal Flying Corps opened in early 1916. By the middle of 1918 it was the 45th Training Depot Station with an assortment of aircraft. The Station was closed in 1919 but the airfield, although not marked on Ordnance Survey maps, is still used by an aerobatic team. Although she had passed as fit on enlistment she unfortunately became a victim of the influenza epidemic. The causes of her death were (1) Influenza and (2) Pneumonia.
Her mother who was living at Cowbridge House brought her body back to Malmesbury for burial in the cemetery. The large headstone looks as though she intended to be buried in the same plot but when Baldermero de Bertodano died she left Malmesbury..
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Re: Lonsdale Photographs in the Roll of Honour

Postby spike » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:35 pm

Second Lieutenant Tom Story
of Botcherby
11th Border Regiment
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Joined battalion 20th July 1916
Killed in action: 18th November 1916
Buried: Waggon Road Cemetery,
Beaumont Hamel Grave Ref: B.20
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Second Lieutenant Stanley Wright Wilson
Formerly 8th Battalion
attached to 11th Battalion
on 20th July 1916.
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Age 22. Son of John Wright Wilson and Margaret Wilson,
of Ravenstone, Penrith, Cumberland.
Missing, believed killed in action with 11th Border,
18th November 1916. His body not being recovered,
he is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.
Pier and Face 6A and 7C.
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