JAMES ERIC AITCHISON age 29 Capt Royal Artillery 19 Fld Rgt. 4th Feb 1944Buried at Anzio, on 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Progress through southern Italy was rapid despite stiff resistance, but by the end of October, the Allies were facing the German winter defensive position known as the Gustav Line, which stretched from the river Garigliano in the west to the Sangro in the east. Initial attempts to breach the western end of the line were unsuccessful. Operations in January 1944 landed troops behind the German lines at Anzio, but defences were well organised, and a breakthrough was not actually achieved until May. The site for this cemetery was selected not long after the landings at Anzio and the burials here date from the period immediately following the landings.
age 29 Maj R.A.O.C. 14th June 1943
Son of Mrs. H. Broatch, of Keswick. Buried St Johns, Keswick
GEORGE ERIC TIPLADY BROWN age 28 Lt Border Rgt ( 1st Airborne ) 23rd Sept 1944
Son of Mrs. Katherine J. Brown, of High Moss, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumberland. Killed in action at Arnhem and commemerated on the Groesbeek Memorial.
JOHN WILLIAM BROWNRIGG age 43 2nd LT Royal Canadian Artillery 19th March 1941
Son of Mary Lawson, of Brigham, Cumberland, England.
VICTOR S. D. R. CANNING age 20 Lt 5th Btn Grenadier Guards 6th May 1944
The Hon.. Son of Leopold Ernest Stratford George Canning, D.L., J.P., 4th Baron Garvagh, and of Lady Garvagh (nee Parker), of Keswick, Cumberland. Buried at Cassino, Italy
GEORGE CARTMELL age 22 Pte 4th Border Rgt 1st March 1941
WILLIAM. N. DAWSON age 28 C.Q.M.Sgt 2nd Border Rgt 1st December 1944
Son of John and Louisa Dawson. No known grave, killed in Burma. Commemerated on the Rangoon Memorial which bears the names of almost 27,000 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died during the campaigns in Burma (now Myanmar) and who have no known grave.
OWEN DENNISON age19 Pte 9th Btn Durham Light Infantry 12th August 1944
Son of Owen and Annie Dennison, of Windebrowe Ave, Keswick, Cumberland. Killed in the fighting around Caen and buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery.
WILLIAM EDWARD DOVER age 32 Royal Army Service Corps 3rd August 1944
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dover; husband of Laura Dover, of Borrowdale, buried at Borrowdale.
age 22 3rd County of London Yeomanry RAC 19th Nov 1941
Son of Mrs. J. Dixon, of Braithwaite, Cumberland. Alamein Memorial
EDWIN EVANS age 28 9th
Royal Fusiliers 19th Febuary 1944
Son of the late Edwin and Annie Evans, of Keswick, Cumberland; husband of Velma Evans, of Keswick. Buried at Rome Military Cemetery.
Fusilier Edwin Evans, Royal Fusiliers, who was reported missing in the Central Mediterranean in February, has now been officially reported to have died of wounds in enemy hands. He lived at Tithebarn Street, Keswick, and leaves his wife (who was formerly Miss Velma Marrs) and two young children. He was 29 years of age. At the outbreak of war, he was serving in the Territorials, and after some months' service came back to his work as clerk at Messrs. Philipson's bobbin mill at Keswick. He again joined up and saw service in North Africa and Italy. He was educated at Crosthwaite and Keswick Schools. He was of a bright, cheerful disposition and well liked by his many friends.
His father, Mr. Edwin Evans, was killed in the last war while serving with the Border Regiment .
FRANK DERWENT GATES age 30 Lt Kings Liverpool Rgt 25th April 1945
Son of Alfred and Margaret Gates Ladstock House, Thornthwaite ; husband of Muriel Gates, of Keswick, Cumberland. Attached to 2nd Btn Lincolnshire Regiment, buried at Becklingen War Cemetery which was chosen for the position on a hillside overlooking Luneburg Heath, where Field-Marshal Montgomery accepted the German surrender from Admiral Doenitz on 4 May 1945.
W. GREEN age 26 Sapper Royal Engineers
14th July 1941
Son of Folder and Martha Green, of Keswick; husband of Mary Isabella Green, of Keswick. Buried at Crosthwaite. Isaac was with No3 Bomb Disposal Company who were based in Nottingham.
RONALD ALEXANDER HERD age 19 L/Bdr 321 Bty Searchlight Rgt 21 April 1941
Son of Alexander S. Herd and Jessie A. Herd, of Low Portinscale Cumberland. Buried at Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery.
ROBERT MEAKIN HILLAND age 36 Gnr Royal Artillery 107 H.A.A Rgt 19th March 1944
Son of Fredric and Eleanor Hilland husband of Mary Eleanor Hilland, of Keswick. Buried at Crosthwaite
HINDMOOR age 21 Pte K.O.S.B. 8th August
Son of William Abraham and Elizabeth Ann Hindmoor, of Threlkeld, Cumberland. Killed in Normandyand buried at St Charles de Percy War Cemetery which is the southernmost of the Normandy cemeteries. The majority of those buried here died in late July and early August 1944 in the major thrust made from Caumont l'Evente towards Vire, to drive a wedge between the German 7th Army and Panzer Group West.
KEITH PETER HOARE age 22 Captain 44th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. 12 July 1943
Son of Lieut.-Comdr. Keith Robin Hoare, D.S.O., A.M., R.N., and Brenda Hoare, of Portinscale, Cumberland. Killed in Sicily and buried at Syracuse War Cemetery.
ROBERT HOLMES age 38 Pte R.A.O.C. 6th October 1942
Son of Mrs. E. Holmes, of Keswick. Buried St Johns, Keswick
RUPERT L. T. JOHNSTON age 28 Lt Royal Armoured Corps 22nd Dragoons 10th Nov 1942
Lionel A. T. Johnson and Evelyn Johnson, of Abbots Bay,
Portinscale, Cumberland. Alexandrea military
WILLIAM LISTON age 24 3660649 Pte South Lancs / 6 Commando ( 5 Troop ) 11th June 1944
Billeted at 13 Acorn St, Keswick, while serving with 12 Commando. Married Joyce Douthwaite of Portinscale at Keswick Sept Q 1943, buried at Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy
MCNICHOL age 21 Lcpl 6th Border Rgt 23rd
Nephew of Mr. J. H. McNichol, of Keswick. Buried St Johns, Keswick
JOHN MCNALLY age 34 Cpl Royal Engineers 3rd May 1941
Son of John and Jane McNally; husband of Isabella McNally, of Keswick. Buried St Johns, Keswick. John was with No1 Bomb Disposal Coy.
REGINALD H. MAKEHAM age 28 Pte Gordan Highlanders / No 2 Commando 23rd October 1942
Son of Reginald Linnel Makeham and Mary Susan Janet Hope Makeham; husband of Rebecca Makeham ( Downie ), of Keswick, Cumberland, married March Q 1942.
No 2 Commando Captured and later executed
after the Glomfjord raid. The first 7 men to fall victim to
Hitlers Commando Order of 18th October 1942.
full story at http://www.combinedops.com/glomfjord.htm
GEORGE EDWARD MAWSON
age 31 Pte Royal Scots 19th March 1943
Killed in the fighting in Burma and commemerated on the Rangoon Memorial which bears the names of almost 27,000 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died during the campaigns in Burma (now Myanmar) and who have no known grave.
CHARLES TWAITES MAYSON Cpt RAC 33 Army Tank brigade 3rd May 1943
Buried St Johns, Keswick
ALAN MORDUE age 25 Sgt RAC 2nd Dragoon Guards 27th June 1942
Son of William and Mary Mordue, of Keswick, Cumberland. Commemerated on the Alamein Memorial.
JAMES A. OLIVER age 22 Gdsmn 2nd Irish Guards 2nd August 1944
Son of James
E. and Sarah B. Oliver, of The Crescent, Keswick, Cumberland. Killed in the
fighting in Normandy. Buried at Bayeux War Cemetery which is the
largest Commonwealth cemetery of the Second World War in France
and contains burials brought in from the surrounding districts
and from hospitals that were located nearby. Before joining up in 1942 he was a plumber employed by Mr A Christie, He was also a keen player for the cricket club.
THOMAS M. PENRICE age 29 Lcpl 4th Border Rgt 8th June 1940
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Penrice and stepson of Elizabeth Jane Penrice, of Keswick, Cumberland. Mentioned in Dispatches and buried at Quincampoix-Fleuzy, a village and commune 46 kilometres north-west of Beauvais, and 23 kilometres south-east of Aumale. Quincampoix is the main part of the commune and Fleuzy a hamlet. The graves of 4 soldiers from the United Kingdom, 2 of whom are unidentified, are on the south side of the church.
HAROLD B. PICKTHALL Lcpl Royal Corps Signals 11th January 1944
Son of Richard Owen Pickthall and Annie Pickthall; husband of Esther Pickthall, of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. Died building the notorious Burma-Siam railway, buried Chungkai War Cemetery which is located just outside the town of Kanchanaburi, 129 kilometres north-west of Bangkok, at the point where the river Kwai divides into two separate rivers; the Mae Khlong River and Kwai Noi River.
GEORGE JAMES PURCELL Major 2/4th Essex Rgt 7th March 1940
Husband of Jessie Purcell, of Threlkeld, buried Carlisle
WILLIAM PRITT age 22 Pte 4th Btn Shropshire Light Infantry 1st July 1944
Son of Thomas and Clara Pritt, of Keswick, Cumberland. Killed in the fighting round Caen, buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery.
JOHN BROWNRIGG ROSE age 21 Pte 4th Border Rgt 5th December 1941
Son of Herbert and Ethel Rose, of High Briery, Keswick, Cumberland. Buried Tobruk War Cemetery, When Rommel commenced his drive across Cyrenaica towards Suez it was deemed essential that Tobruk be held, and the resulting siege lasted from 11 April to 10 December 1941, when the Axis forces were driven back.
WILLIAM G. RUMNEY age 19 Pte 4th Border Rgt 8th June 1940
Son of William George and Mary Ellen Rumney, commemerated on the Dunkirk Memorial which stands a the entrance to the Commonwealth War Graves section of Dunkirk Town Cemetery. It commemorates more than 4,500 casualties of the British Expeditionary Force who died in the campaign of 1939-40 and who have no known grave.
SARSFIELD-HALL age 22 Lt 3rd Irish Guards 28th
Son of Edwin Geoffrey Sarsfield-Hall and of Ethel Robin Sarsfield-Hall (nee Clowes), of Keswick, Cumberland. B.A. (Oxon.). Buried at Nijmegen which was a front line town from 17 September 1944 until February 1945. The cemetery, which was created by No. 3 Casualty Clearing station, is in a wooded area known as Jonkers Bosch, from which it took its name. Jonkerbos War Cemetery contains 1,629 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 99 of them unidentified
JAMES SINGH age 31 Sgt R.E.M.E 26th December 1946
Harold Singh and Nancy Singh, husband of Mary Elizabeth Singh, of
Keswick. Buried at St Johns, Keswick.
ALFRED TANGYE age 33 Gnr Royal Artillery, 540 Bty., 88 Searchlight Regt. 14th December 1941
Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Jane Tangye, of Threlkeld. Buried at Threlkeld
GEORGE WILLIAM TAYLOR age 23 9th Btn Border Rgt 28th February 1944
Son of Jonah Colin and
Violet Taylor, of Keswick. Killed in the fighting round
THOMAS WILLIAM TAYLOR Pte AGE 19 K.O.S.B. 17th March 1945
Son of James
and Janet Taylor, of Threlkeld, buried at Uden which lies in the
south east of the Netherlands.
ISAAC WAIT TEMPLE age 24 4th Border Rgt 19th May 1943
Son of Wilkinson and Mary Temple; Beck Wythop, Thornthwaite, husband of Elsie Temple, of Westminster, London. Commemerated on the Rangoon Memorial.
GEORGE THOMPSON age 40 Pte 4th Border Rgt 15th May 1941
Son of John Burns Thompson and Annie Mary Thompson, of Keswick, Cumberland; husband of Elsie Muriel Thompson, of Keswick. Buried at Ismailia which is a small town on the west side of the Suez Canal.
KENNETH THOMPSON age 20 Royal Corps Signals - 6th airborne 23rd July 1944
Daniel Robinson Thompson and Jessie Thompson, of Keswick,
Cumberland. Buried in Ranville Cemetery,
GEORGE WALKER age 20 6th Border Rgt 26th December 1939
Son of John & Sarah Walker of Cringle Dyke, Braithwaite . George died of menengitis while home on leave and is buried at Thornthwaite
TOM WREN age 23 Royal Army Ordanance Corps 7th January 1943
Son of William & Florence Wren of Threlkeld. Buried at Enfidaville War Cemetery 100 kms south of Tunis.