Saturday, August 12, 2017

War memorials of Murton-cum-Hilton, Cumbria

1. Entrance to Murton village from Hilton
[With Murton fell in the distance]

2. Murton-cum-Hilton parish church, Cumbria
[Dedicated to St John the Baptist]
3. Boer War memorial
[Found inside the parish church]
4. Murton-cum-Hilton WW1 'Roll of Honour'
[Found inside the parish church]


5. Murton-cum-Hilton War Memorial
[Found in the parish cemetery]
6. Murton-cum-Hilton World War casualties
[As listed on the parish war memorial]
(Left): The nine who died in WW1
(Right): The four who died in WW2
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For additional information click on ‘Comments’ below.
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information
Murton-cum-Hilton parish, Cumbria

Resting in the western foothills of the English Pennines in the Eden valley of Cumbria a short distance to the east of Appleby-in-Westmorland are the hamlets of Murton and Hilton. Together, these two hamlets and the nearby countryside make up the civil and ecclesiastical parishes of Murton-cum-Hilton. A short distance to the west is Brackenber Moor which was traditionally a place where the local military regiments would exercise and practice their drills.

In the past there used to be some mining and quarrying for minerals in and around the surrounding district. In the modern era it is mainly a pastoral farming community, some commuters and retired people living in the rural idyll of eastern Cumbria [Photograph No. 1]. The small parish church (Church of England) is located between the settlements at Murton and Hilton and is dedicated to St John the Baptist [Photograph No. 2].

Inside the parish church there are two war memorials which are found on the walls of the church. Firstly, there is a brass memorial tablet to the memory of Arnold Gray Burrell, son of a former Vicar of the parish, who died during the Boer War [Photograph No. 3]. Secondly, there is a WW1 ‘Roll of Honour’ [Photograph No. 4]. This lists the parishioners who had enlisted to serve in the Armed Forces in the so-called 'Great War' as of 18 October 1916 (i.e. about the time conscription was introduced).

The main parish war memorial is found in the cemetery, a short distance from the parish church and adjacent to the road between Murton and Hilton [Photograph No. 5]. It takes the form of an obelisk and was originally designed to commemorate the dead of the 1914 – 1918 war by Alec Parkin who designed a number of other memorials in the Eden district. It was originally dedicated on 21 November 1920 and the names of those who died in WW2 were added later. The names of those listed on the memorial can be seen in photograph No. 6.

Let us now look at each of these memorials.
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Saturday, 12 August, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information
Murton-cum-Hilton parish, Cumbria

Resting in the western foothills of the English Pennines in the Eden valley of Cumbria a short distance to the east of Appleby-in-Westmorland are the hamlets of Murton and Hilton. Together, these two hamlets and the nearby countryside make up the civil and ecclesiastical parishes of Murton-cum-Hilton. A short distance to the west is Brackenber Moor which was traditionally a place where the local military regiments would exercise and practice their drills.

In the past there used to be some mining and quarrying for minerals in and around the surrounding district. In the modern era it is mainly a pastoral farming community, some commuters and retired people living in the rural idyll of eastern Cumbria [Photograph No. 1]. The small parish church (Church of England) is located between the settlements at Murton and Hilton and is dedicated to St John the Baptist [Photograph No. 2].

Inside the parish church there are two war memorials which are found on the walls of the church. Firstly, there is a brass memorial tablet to the memory of Arnold Gray Burrell, son of a former Vicar of the parish, who died during the Boer War [Photograph No. 3]. Secondly, there is a WW1 ‘Roll of Honour’ [Photograph No. 4]. This lists the parishioners who had enlisted to serve in the Armed Forces in the so-called 'Great War' as of 18 October 1916 (i.e. about the time conscription was introduced).

The main parish war memorial is found in the cemetery, a short distance from the parish church and adjacent to the road between Murton and Hilton [Photograph No. 5]. It takes the form of an obelisk and was originally designed to commemorate the dead of the 1914 – 1918 war by Alec Parkin who designed a number of other memorials in the Eden district. It was originally dedicated on 21 November 1920 and the names of those who died in WW2 were added later. The names of those listed on the memorial can be seen in photograph No. 6.

Let us now look at each of these memorials.
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Saturday, 12 August, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Boer War memorial transcription:
This is a transcription of the Boer War Memorial [Photograph No. 3, one casualty]:

To the Glory of God/and in memory of
ARNOLD GRAY BURRELL
Constable in the South African mounted Constabulary, Canadian Contingent
(Son of The Revd. Samuel Blake Burrel, Vicar of this Parish)
who died at DE AAR in CAPE COLONY, the 15th of May 1901, aged 21 years.
This Tablet is placed here as a tribute of respect and esteem by
their friends and neighbours in Murton-cum-Hilton
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Saturday, 12 August, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Boer War memorial transcription:
This is a transcription of the Boer War Memorial [Photograph No. 3, one casualty]:

To the Glory of God/and in memory of
ARNOLD GRAY BURRELL
Constable in the South African mounted Constabulary, Canadian Contingent
(Son of The Revd. Samuel Blake Burrel, Vicar of this Parish)
who died at DE AAR in CAPE COLONY, the 15th of May 1901, aged 21 years.
This Tablet is placed here as a tribute of respect and esteem by
their friends and neighbours in Murton-cum-Hilton
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Saturday, 12 August, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

WW1 ‘Roll of Honour’
This is a transcription of the WW1 ‘Roll of Honour’ for the parish [Photograph No. 4, listing all those who served up to October 1916]:

ROLL OF HONOUR
October 18th 1916
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
Murton-cum-Hilton
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James John Angus
William Foster Atkinson
Fred Barker
Edgar Dent
Oliver Dent
William Dowson
William Edward Ellwood
Thomas Parker Ellwood
James Earl
Albert Ewin
William Elliott
Fred Elliott
John Guy
Frank Johnson
Fred Lancaster
George V Lancaster
John J Lancaster
Albert Lightburn
Percy Pearson
John Pattinson
John W Richardson
Albert Robinson
John Henry Rudd
Anthony Rudd
Albert Rudd
Albert Sill
Joseph C Salkeld
John J Tinkler
Christopher Tinkler
Jonathan Tinkler
John Threlkeld
Arthur Tuer
Tom Wilkinson
John Anderson
Robert Bellas
John Dixon
Joseph William Earl
Mitchell Elliott
Samuel Hall
William Saul
Edwin Daniel Saul
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Saturday, 12 August, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Murton-cum-Hilton War Memorial
This is a transcription of the Murton-cum-Hilton War Memorial which is found in the parish cemetery [Photographs No. 5 and 6, nine casualties from WW1 and four from WW2]:

In proud and grateful memory of the following men from this locality who fell in the Great War
William F. Atkinson
John Dent
Mitchell Elliott
George V. Lancaster
John Pattinson
Percy Pearson
Anthony Rudd
John H. Rudd
John Thrlekeld
"Our Glorious Dead"
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In honour and in grateful remembrance of
Thomas S. Dargue
William E. Ellwood
Alan B. Howe
Thomas E. Wadeson
Who gave their lives for the cause of righteousness in the Second Great War
"Their Name Liveth For Evermore"
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Saturday, 12 August, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Murton-cum-Hilton War Memorial
This is a transcription of the Murton-cum-Hilton War Memorial which is found in the parish cemetery [Photographs No. 5 and 6, nine casualties from WW1 and four from WW2]:

In proud and grateful memory of the following men from this locality who fell in the Great War
William F. Atkinson
John Dent
Mitchell Elliott
George V. Lancaster
John Pattinson
Percy Pearson
Anthony Rudd
John H. Rudd
John Thrlekeld
"Our Glorious Dead"
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In honour and in grateful remembrance of
Thomas S. Dargue
William E. Ellwood
Alan B. Howe
Thomas E. Wadeson
Who gave their lives for the cause of righteousness in the Second Great War
"Their Name Liveth For Evermore"
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Saturday, 12 August, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

CWGC citations for the WW2 casualties:

Private Thomas Sydney Dargue
Name: DARGUE, THOMAS SYDNEY
Rank: Private
Service No: 3601384
Date of Death: 20/07/1944
Age: 25
Regiment / Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: 1. D. 6.
Cemetery: IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of William and Mary Agnes Dargue, of Hilton, Westmorland.
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Sergeant William Ernest Ellwood
Name: ELLWOOD, WILLIAM ERNEST
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Wireless Op. / Air Gunner
Service No: 1075913
Date of Death: 01/10/1943
Age:22
Regiment / Service:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: Lower part of churchyard.
Cemetery: ASBY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:
Son of William Addison Ellwood and Annie Ellwood, of Great Asby.
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Lance Serjeant Alan Brunskill Howe
Name: HOWE, ALLAN BRUNSKILL
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service No: 7940527
Date of Death: 27/04/1945
Age: 24
Regiment / Service: Royal Armoured Corps, Derbyshire Yeomanry
Grave Reference: IV. D. 10.
Cemetery: PADUA WAR CEMETERY, Italy
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Sergeant Thomas Edward Wadeson
Name: WADESON, THOMAS EDWARD
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Air Gunner
Service No: 1489406
Date of Death: 03/08/1943
Age: 21
Regiment / Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 75 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 4A. D. 10-12.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY, Germany
Additional Information:
Son of John R. and Georgina Wadeson, of Appleby, Westmorland.
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Saturday, 12 August, 2017  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Dedication

This article is dedicated to the servicemen of Murton-cum-Hilton who gave their lives in the service of the their country.

"Their spirit and their memory lives on in this land"
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