Ulverston Cemetery 7

by Shaun Taylor February. 17, 2020 114 views

William Harold Holderness was a Second Lieutenant with the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He was 34 when he was killed in action on the 17th April 1916. He was the son of the Rev. W. and Mrs. Holderness, of Springfield, Ulverston; husband of Marie Louise Holderness. He had previously served in the South African Campaign, afterwards, and for 2 years, in the South African Constabulary. Born at Wolfardisworthy West, Devon.

Private William Rawcliffe served with the Second Royal Munster Fusilliers and died at Malta 20th December 1882

Richard Ainscow Brothers served with the Alberta Regiment of the Canadian Infantry. He was 35 when he died on the 30th June 1915. He was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Brothers, of Ulverston, Lancs.

Richard Irving served with the Northumberland Fusiliers as a Private. He was 33 when he was killed in Action on the 25th September 1916. He was the husband of the late Ann Irving.

Captain Joseph T Nicholson

W. R. J. Fisher was killed along with 349 people when the Laurentic struck a mine of Ireland.

On the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the White Star liner R.M.S. Laurentic was requisitioned by the Admiralty as an armed merchant cruiser. On 25th January 1917 she struck a mine off Lough Swilly on the northern coast of County Donegal, Ireland and sank with the loss of 350 persons. H.M.S. Laurentic was travelling to New York and her cargo included a substantial amount of gold bullion that was later recovered.

Harold Gardner was killed in action at Armentieres on the 10th April 1918. He was a private in the Cheshire Regiment. He was born in Ulverston and enlisted at Whitehaven

Lieutenant Eric Graham Fletcher and served with the South Lancashire Regiment. He was 28 and died on the third day of the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of John and Mary Nicholson Fletcher, of 15, Church Walk, Ulverston, Lancs.

Joseph Hird was a private in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He was 35 when he died on the 14th November 1918. He was the son of Joseph and Dorothy H. Hird, of Ulverston, Lancs.; husband of Sarah McGregor Hird, of Market Place, Ulverston.

Captain Harry Roberts was buried in Port Darwin

Frank Brockbank was a Private with the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). He was killed in action in Salonika. He died on the 3rd October 1916

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