Saturday, July 25, 2015

Corporal Frank Mallinson, D.L.I. (1904 - 1945)

1. Arthuret Parish Church (St Michael and All Angels)
[Corporal Frank Mallinson is buried in the churchyard]
2. CWGC headstone of Cpl. Frank Mallinson (left)
[The headstone on the right is that of his widow, Edie]
Arthuret (St Michael) Churchyard, Longtown, Cumberland
3. CWGC headstone of Corporal Frank Mallinson
The following epitaph is written on the headstone:
"Sacred to the memory of Frank
The dear husband of Edie
And father of Joe and Tom"
4. Glenridding House on the shore of Ullswater
[Where Frank Mallinson worked as a waiter in the 1930s]
5. Patterdale and Glenridding War Memorial
[Located only a short distance from the Ullswater shore]
(Frank Mallinson is commemorated on this memorial)
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kirkbride War Memorial, Cumbria

1. Kirkbride village information board
[Outlining its history, flora, fauna and leisure walks]
2. Kirkbride Parish Church (St Bridget’s)
[The war memorial is on the right behind the gate]
3. Kirkbride Parish War Memorial
[Commemorating the war dead of WW1 and WW2
4. The inscriptions on the war memorial
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Sunday, July 12, 2015

A 21st Century Remembrance for Wigton, Cumbria

1. High Street, Wigton, Cumberland (now Cumbria)
Part of a town centre area with few green spaces
(The Methodist Church is on the left hand side)
2. Wigton Memorial Playing Fields and Memorial Cairn
(Purchased in 1920 and re-dedicated in 1993)
Remembering the townsfolk hose who served in WW1
3. Wigton Memorial Garden at the corner of High Street
A 21st Century Remembrance wall for the town
(The project was developed between 2006 and 2014)
4. Remembrance panels on the wall of the Memorial Garden
(Remembering Wigton's war dead of the two World Wars)
5. Panel telling the story of Wigton's losses during WW1
(There is no equivalent panel for WW2)
6. Wigton's 'Roll of Honour' of the two World Wars
(It lists the names of townsfolk who died in WW1 and WW2)
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Captain Douglas F. Ridley, M.C. (1893 – 1940)

1. Martindale and Ullswater in the English Lake District
[Birthplace of Douglas Farish Ridley, M.C. (1893-1940)]
(Located in the former West Riding of Westmorland)
2. Wigton Memorial Garden, Cumberland (now Cumbria)
Douglas Ridley was a boarder at the town's Nelson School
(Although Captain Ridley is not listed on this memorial)
3. Border Regiment badge (left) and a Miltary Cross (right)
 Douglas Ridley served in the Border Regiment (1914 - 1920)
He was awarded the Military Cross in January 1917
4. Captain Douglas Farish. Ridley, M.C., M.A. (1893 - 1940)
(Courtesy of Mrs Jane Penman, his Great Niece)
Captain Douglas Farish Ridley, M.C., M.A. (1893 – 1940): 
On Friday 4 October 1940, Captain Douglas F. Ridley, M.C., M.A., a member of the 6th Essex Battalion of the Home Guard, was accidentally knocked down by a bus while on duty. Two days later, he died in the local hospital where he had been taken.

Later in the week Captain Ridley, who was born at Martindale close to the shore of Ullswater, the second largest lake in English Lakeland, was laid to rest in the local churchyard at Martindale. This is his story.
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