High Bentham

High Bentham Roll of Honour. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 81)
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018

The person who contributed this roll of honour lists only one man.

 Pte. Edwin Clapham             63896    18th Lancashire Fusiliers

The chapel in High Bentham, in the Pennines, is still in use and contains a memorial to the ten men associated with the chapel who died in the war, as this image shows. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/warmemorials/wesleyan-methodist-church-high-bentham-t5102.html

Some further details of nine of them may be found here. The reason why there are none for H. Smith is not hard to imagine. There seems no obvious reason why these names were not sent to Catterick.

Pte. Arthur James Harrison                             G/41225 2nd Bn. Middlesex Regiment

Pte. Joseph Jackson                                            14402      7th Bn. King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

L/Cpl John Edward Leeming                           20044     10th Canadian Infantry

Rifleman Ernest Knight Newhouse M.M. C/7720   1st Bn. King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Cpl. Thomas Walker Sanderson M.M.        R/7025   7th Bn. King’s Royal Rifle Corps

H Smith

Pte. Richard Wearing                                         S/43996 4th Bn. Gordon Highlanders

Pte.Percy Preston Whitfield                          44614       3rd Bn. Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

Pte. Thomas Wilcock                                         52577       1st Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)

 Additional source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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