8th(Service) Battalion Border Regiment men

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8th(Service) Battalion Border Regiment men

Postby spike » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:32 pm

14343 Private. William Henry AIREY
Killed in action 10 April 1918
Commemorated : PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Grave Ref : Panel 6.
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Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Airey, of
30, Lound St., Kendal, Westmorland.
Age 26. Born 1892.
A grocers assistant before enlisting.
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Postby spike » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:37 pm

14443 Private Robert GILPIN
Killed in action : 22 November 1915
Buried : LANCASHIRE COTTAGE CEMETERY
Grave reference : II.C.9.
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Of 19 Shaw's Brow, Kendal,
Westmorland.Killed by a shot
to the head during a move
out of line 22nd November 1915.
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Postby spike » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:40 pm

15852 Private James, William TROUGHTON
Killed in action : 07 November 1915
Buried : LANCASHIRE COTTAGE CEMETERY
Grave reference ; II.C.8.
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Born 1897 at Underbarrow. Farm servant
for Thomas & Mary Martindale, Crake Trees,
Whinfell, Kendal. Son of Mrs. M. A. Troughton,
of "Sunny Bank," Underbarrow, Kendal,
Westmorland.
Also on UNDERBARROW ALL SAINTS
CHURCH MEMORIAL
Killed whilst repairing the trench
parados on 7th October 1915.
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Postby spike » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:51 pm

14859 Private Frederick, Wilson ARMSTRONG
Died of wounds : 30 July 1916, age 25.
Buried : ST.SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN
Grave Reference :B. 34. 11.
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Son of A. Armstrong, of Springwell House, Kendal,
and the late Frederick Armstrong. Age 25.
Died of wounds sustained in July 1916.
Also commemorated on a
FAMILY GRAVE - KENDAL PARKSIDE CEMETERY
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Postby plbramham » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:22 pm

Armstrong lived just round the corner from me. (Springwell House is on Windermere Road Kendal) I used to walk past his home every day on my way to work, and also Gilpin's house a few hundred yards away,Shaw's Brow - the old name for the row of terraced cottages, is now part of Windermere Road, Springwell House was a "posh" residence at the top of the hill. Sgt Walter Dixon, killed between 3rd-5th July 1916 on the Somme, also lived in a house "Brookside", on Windermere Road, which is immediately behind where I live. I have identified the homes of more than half a dozen men on the Windermere Road area of Kendal,all were 8th Bn casualties, Paul
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Postby spike » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:53 pm

14717 Private Stephen ARMSTRONG
Died of Wounds : 16 July 1916, age 19.
Buried : WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Grave reference : V. A. 10.
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Son of Stephen and Annie Armstrong,
of Kendal, Westmorland. Age 19.
Born 1896 Kendal,Westmorland.
In 1901 living at 11 Victoria Road,
Penrith with parents Stephen and Ann,
other children Mary and Ralph.
Died of wounds sustained in July 1916.
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Postby spike » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:00 am

8/14711 Private Edward ASHBURNER
8th Border Regiment
Died of Wounds : 17 May 1916, age 20
Buried : ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI
Grave Reference :I. L. 13.
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Age 20. Son of William Robert Burrow and Mary Ann Ashburner,
of Haverflatts Lane Milnthorpe, Westmorland.
Born 1896 Milnthorpe Westmorland, a Stone Mason's
apprentice. Sisters Mary A. and Ada.
Entered first theatre of war- France 29/9/1915.
Also on MILNTHORPE ST THOMAS CHURCH MEMORIAL
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Postby spike » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:11 pm

14725 Private. Thomas, William BAILEY
8th Border Regiment
Killed in action : 4 October 1915
Buried :LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE CEMETERY,BELGIUM
Grave Ref :II. A. 39.
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Born 1897, in Scalthwaiterigg Westmorland, aged 18 in 1915.
An office worker of 6 Pump Yard Far Cross Bank, Kendal, Westmorland.
Killed in action 4th October 1915, the first man of the 8th Border
Regiment killed in in action.
The war diary states "4th October- 8pm. A good deal of firing at night by the Germans. Casualties one man killed about 6.30AM. One slightly wounded by shellfire."

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Postby spike » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:46 pm

15084 Private George, Ernest BANKS
8th Border Regiment
Killed in action : 21 October 1916
Buried : THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Grave Ref : Pier and Face 6A and 7C
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Son of William and Hannah Banks,
of 6, Ashleigh Rd , Kendal, Westmorland.
Age 23.
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Re: 8th(Service) Battalion Border Regiment men

Postby plbramham » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:23 pm

Banks - another “neighbour “of mine! Ashleigh - close to Kendal police station, is just down the road from me.
It is also exactly opposite the home of another 8th Bn casualty -F.W Snaith ( see Spike’s brilliant “kendalpals” site for full details.)
This is where co-incidence in a way gets a bit “spooky”. Some forum members may know that I was a press photographer for most of my life. Well my first “ serious camera” I bought second hand as a teenager in the mid-1970s from the Kendal camera shop, owner - F.W. Snaith!
I can only assume that the founder must have been perhaps the nephew ( not his son - too young, not married) of that soldier maybe named in his memory? I reckon it is impossible for such an unusual surname and combination of initials for that to be the case?
Unfortunately of course the census records are currently only available up to 1911. Does any other forum member have access to files which could prove my theory?
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