Kirkby Stephen

Roll of Honour

Kirkby Stephen. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 196) | Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018
Kirkby Stephen. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 196)
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018

Kirkby Stephen Wesleyan chapel, which is still in use, has the sad distinction of having lost one of its own on the very last day of the conflict.

The nine men listed are:

Pte. C.H. Barker 203604 4th Bn. Border Regt. died 22 July 1918

Pte. J.R. Burrell 21857 6th Bn. Border Regt. died 6 May 1917

Pte. G.R. Calvert 12972 6th Bn. East Lancashire Regt. died 25 April 1918

Corporal Wheeler M. Chapman T3/026138 Army Service Corps died 11 November 1918

2nd Lieut. J.D. Hewitson  8th Bn. South Staffordshire Regt. No trace of this man can be found, except that he attended school in Kirkby Stephen from 1894.

Pte. R. Horsfield 23698 3rd Bn. Border Regt died 4 September 1916

Pte. I.C. Lamb 25035 9th Bn. East Surrey Regt. died 14 October 1916 aged 19

Pte. N. Parsley 21881 5th Bn. Border Regt. died 4 July 1915 aged 17

Wireless Telegraph Operator R.W. Savage  247WTS H.M.S. “Newmarket” died 17 July 1917

Additional sources: Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the index to National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914

There is a photograph of the war memorial in this chapel at https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/514

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