Wolsingham

Roll of Honour

Wolsingham. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 123) | Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018
Wolsingham. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 123)
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018

Of the fifty-two casualties listed on the local war memorial seven were Wesleyans.

Sergt. Albert Bowron 2196 6th Bn. Durham Light Infantry

Pte. Fred Braithwaite 1942 6th Bn. Durham Light Infantry

Pte. Arnold Morgan 2870 6th Bn. Durham Light Infantry

Sergt. J.E. Potts 50083 107th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Pioneer Oliver Richmond 165754 1st Div. Signal Coy. Royal Engineers

Pte. Tom Robson 2436 9th Bn Australian Imperial Forces

Sergt. Tom Whitfield S/2146 11th Bn. Rifle Brigade

Private Tom Robson was one of many Weardale men who had emigrated. Alastair Downie has kindly supplied his service record in the comment below, in reponse to the original version of this page. The record also demonstrates that there was a process to ensure that casualties were properly recorded. Tom Robson was one of many men whose remains were sadly never found.

Additional source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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  • Ref. — Pte. Tom Robson 2436 9th Bn Australian Imperial Forces

    His service record can be found at
    https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=8033850
    Which indicates he was JOHN THOMAS ROBSON
    Son of Joseph B. and Margaret Jane Robson, of Favor Lees, Wolsingham, Durham, England.

    Missing/Killed In Action, France, 23 July 1916

    Commonwealth War Graves Commission indicate no known grave — Commemorated at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France

    Hope this helps.

    By Alastair Downie (17/07/2019)

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