Bishop Street Methodist Church Memorials

including those relocated from Mansfield Street Mission and Leicester Temperance Hall

Bishop Street memorial | Robin Stevenson
Bishop Street memorial
Robin Stevenson
Memorial from Mansfield Street Mission, Leicester, now in Bishop Street | Robin Stevenson
Memorial from Mansfield Street Mission, Leicester, now in Bishop Street
Robin Stevenson
Memorial from Temperance Hall, Leicester, now at Bishop Street | Robin Stevenson
Memorial from Temperance Hall, Leicester, now at Bishop Street
Robin Stevenson
Bishop Street Methodist Church Memorials

The names on the BISHOP STREET Great War memorial are:-

Sgt HERBERT BROWN Royal Engineers

1914
Ordinary Seaman FRANK  EVERETT LANE
HMS  Pathfinder  Royal Navy
Died aged 18   5th Sept 1914
His ship was sunk by a torpedo fired from a German U boat off St Abbs Head Berwickshire with the loss of 259 men.
Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial

Private TOM HARRIMAN
1st  Battalion  Royal Scots Fusiliers
Died age 20     18 October 1914
Died in action during the retreat across Belgium by British troops.
Commemorated  on the Le Touret Memorial

Private FRED HARRIMAN
2nd Battalion Border Regiment
Died 26 October   1914
Died in action during the retreat across Belgium by British troops.
Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

1915
Able Seaman  WILLIAM  CHENEY
HMS  Formidable  Royal Navy
Died aged 23  1st January  1915
His ship was sunk by torpedo in the English Channel by a German U Boat with the loss of 35 officers and 512 men.
Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial

Private WILLIAM  JOSEPH  CARTER
1st  Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 19    19th March 1915
Killed by a shell while in trenches in Rue Du Bois in France.
Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres

Private ERNEST  BAKER
1/4  Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died  aged 19    7th August 1915
Killed on trench night raid in Ypres area.
Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Corporal CLAUDE FREDERICK WILLIAM HERINGTON
Leicester Yeomanry
Died aged 21    25 August 1915
Possibly died of injuries received at the Battle of Frezenberg May 12/13, or subsequently.
Commemorated at Leicester Welford Road Cemetery

Sergeant  WILLIAM  SIMPSON  FOX
1/4  Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 23   13  October 1915
Killed in action during the Battle for the Hohenzollern Redoubt which was the major action involving the 1/4 Leicestershire regiment during WW1.
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

Sergeant  WALTER  GLADDING
1/4  Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 25   13  October 1915
Killed in action during the Battle for the Hohenzollern Redoubt. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

1916
Private FREDERICK  WILLIAM  JARVIS
2nd Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 19   16th January 1916
Most likely wounded on January 13 during an attack against the Turks near the River Wadi during the Mesopotamian campaign of January April 1916 and subsequently died.
Buried in Basra War Cemetery

Lance Corporal CHRISTOPHER SHARPE
2nd Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 26     6th April 1916
Killed during frontal attack on Turkish positions at Sannaiyat during Mesopotamian campaign.
Commemorated on Basra Memorial

Second Lieutenant WILLIAM  KINGSLEY  CALLARD
5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 19   1 July 1916
Baptised at Bishop St Methodist Church 18 April 1897
Took part in the attack on the Gommecourt sector during the first day of the Battle of the Somme.  Killed by shell in the trenches while waiting to mount counterattack.
Buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery

Sergeant JOHN BREWIN
6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Died 17 July 1916
Died during the attack on Bazentin Le Petit Wood during 14-16 July 1916. Death recorded a day later.  Four Leicestershire Battalions took part in this action during the Battle of the Somme which resulted in heavy casualties, with losses recorded from all over the county.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

Second Lieutenant EDWIN ARTHUR ELSON
9th Battalion Middlesex Regiment
Died 9th September 1916
Killed in action by a sniper at Delville Wood during the Battle of the Somme.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

1917
Private H COOPER
9th Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 20    3rd May 1917
Killed in action during the Battle of Bullecourt 3rd May 1917.
Buried at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy

Captain ARTHUR JOHN WAKERLEY
1/4  Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died  aged 23    8 June 1917
Father was a prominent Leicester architect and former Lord Mayor. His son Arthur John became a Wesleyan local preacher and planned to train for the ministry. He was killed during a raid on enemy trenches near Lens in France.
Buried at Loos British Cemetery.

Lance Corporal THOMAS WILLIAM  JAMES CHURCHOUSE
19th Battalion  Manchester Regiment
Died 31st July  1917
May have been killed during a major action by his regiment on 31st June 1917 in Ypres which was only confirmed a month later, or during regular trench duty.
Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Telegraphist ARTHUR  CHURCHHOUSE
HMS  ‘Stephen Furness’ R

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