Deaths - Local Border Men (11th Battalion)

Deaths - Local Border Men (11th Battalion)

Postby kerchi » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:03 pm

DEATHS - Local Border Men

BACON – Killed in action in France, Signaller Stanley Bacon, fifth and much loved son of the late Mr. H.W. Bacon and Mrs. Bacon, 180 Harrington Road, aged 22 years.

CADDY – Sydney Herbert Caddy, aged 18 years and 8 months, died of wounds received in action, on July 3rd, in France, eldest son of Thomas and Martha Caddy, of 9 Johnston Street, Workington.
In the bloom of life death claimed him,
In the pride of his manhood days;
None knew him but to love him,
None mentioned his name but praised.


- Ever remembered by his father, mother, brother and sisters.

HINCHCLIFFE - Killed in action, in France, July 1st 1916, Leslie the dearly beloved son of William and the late Mary Leslie Hinchcliffe, Victoria Road, Workington, aged 21 years.
Could we have raised his dying head,
Or heard his last farewell;
The grief would not have been so hard,
For those who loved him well.


- Fondly remembered by father, brother and sister.

LAMONT – Killed in action, in France, on July 1st Thomas Robert, dearly loved son of Sarah, and the late Robert Lamont, of Brow Top, aged 43 years.
His duty nobly done,
Eternal rest is won.


McKEGG – Killed in battle, July 1st, 1916, in Franc, Robert John Reed McKegg, youngest and dearly loved son of William J. and Susannah McKegg, 28 John Street, Workington, and grandson of the late Robert Reed, formerly of the Moor, Cockermouth, aged 26 years.

PUGH – Killed in action on July 1st, Sergt. C.W. Pugh, of the Lonsdale Battalion, youngest son of Mr. Enoch and Selina Pugh, 376 Moss Bay Road, Workington, aged 29 years. – “ The battle well fought. Eternal rest now won.” - Ever remembered by his father, mother, brother and sisters.

PUGH – Killed in action on July 1st, Sergt. C. Wm. Pugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pugh, 376 Moss Bay Road, was killed in action on July 1st, aged 29 years.
Now the labourer’s task is o’er,
Now the Battle Day is past.


- Deeply grieved by his friend Beatrice.

THOMPSON – Killed in action, on July 1st, Private William Thompson, beloved husband of Edith Thompson, 10 Swinburne Street, aged 27 years.
A light from the household is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never will be filled.


WILLIAMS – Killed in action, France, on July 1st, Lance-Corporal D.B. Williams, dearly beloved husband of Elsie Williams, 21 Derwent Crossings, and oldest son of Councillor J.H. and Mrs. Williams, aged 27. – Ever remembered by his dear wife.
Sweet be your rest, your memory dear,
‘Tis sweet to breathe your name;
In life I loved you very dear,
In death I’ll do the same. – Elsie.


WILLIAMS - Killed in action, I France, on July 1st, Lance-Corporal D.B. Williams, dearly beloved husband of Elsie Williams, 21 Derwent Crossings, and oldest son of Councillor J.H. and Mrs. Williams, aged 27 years.
Sleep on dear son in a far off grave,
A grave we shall never see,
As long as life and memory lasts
We will remember thee.



Published 21st July 1916
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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