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Roll of Honour (Lancaster - Oglethorpe)

Captain Alex S LANCASTER ( )

1st London Regiment

Born: 19 Mar 1893, Patterdale, Westmorland

Died: 2 Oct 1967, St Helier, Jersey (Age 74)

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Trooper John E LANCASTER (1965 & 260656)

Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry and

7th Bn. Border Regiment

Born: 23 Mar 1895, Patterdale, Westmorland

Died: Abt Dec 1968, Carlisle, Cumberland (Age 73)

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Private John LANCASTER (9366)

1st Bn. Honourable Artillery Company

Born: 25 Feb 1898, Patterdale, Westmorland

Died: Abt Dec 1973, Penrith, Cumbria (Age 75 )

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Private Thomas LEWTHWAITE ( )

Border Regiment

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Private Alfred LEWTHWAITE ( )

Border Regiment

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Private George LEWTHWAITE ( )

Border Regiment

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Private Ernest William MARR (4902201)

12th Coy. 161st Depot Brigade, US Army

Born: 16 Jul 1893, Patterdale, Westmorland

Died: 25 Mar 1954, Michigan, USA (Age 60)

Ernest William Marr was the second son of Thomas Linton Marr, a lead miner, and his wife Jane (nee Potts) and was baptised at St Patrick's Church on the 3rd September 1893. In 1901 the family were living at 4 Middle Rake in Glenridding, with his father working as a Lead Ore Smelter at Greenside. Ernest was one of four children, his siblings were; Leonard Stephen (1890-1972), Henrietta Francesca who sadly died in infancy (1898-1898) and Sidney (1900).

After attending Patterdale School Ernest started working at the Greenside Mine, alongside his father and older brother, as a 'Stationary Engine-man below Ground', which meant that he was working one of the winding machines at the mine. By 1911, the family were living at 8 Glenridding in Glenridding.

In 1913 Leonard and Ernest decided to emigrate to America. On the 10th May they boarded the SS Mauretania in Liverpool for the 6 day crossing to New York. Upon their arrival at Ellis Island on the 16th May, they gave their final destination as Cuba City, Wisconsin, an area with several lead mines and just a few miles from Benton where their school-friends James Bowman and Joseph Lawrence Graham would head for in 1914. It is quite likely that Leonard and Ernest would have been there when Jim and Joe arrived. Ernest returned to Patterdale at some point, probably in 1916, as we have found him, along with his younger brother Sidney, on the passenger list of the SS St Paul, which departed Liverpool on the 30th December 1916 and arrived at Ellis Island, New York on the 9th January 1917.

On 6th April 1917, the USA declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. Six weeks later, the Selective Service Act was passed, which authorized the President to increase the military establishment of the United States. As a result, every male living within the United States, between the ages of 18 and 45, was required to register for the draft. Ernest completed his Draft Registration Card on the 5th June 1917, in which he gave his address as Benton, Wisconsin, and his occupation as an Assay Laboratory Assistant with A H Brainerd in Benton. Only a small percentage of the men who registered were actually called up for military service. However, thanks to a form completed by his widow in 1954, for a veterans headstone, we know that he was 'called up' on the 30th August 1918 and assigned to 12th Company, 1st Provisional Training Regiment, 161st Depot Brigade. This Brigade was based at Camp Grant in Rockford, Illinois, for the purpose of training infantry. In May 1918, in recognition of the large number of non-citizens on active duty, Congress amended the nation’s naturalization laws to allow alien soldiers to fast-track the citizenship process and so Ernest was granted US Citizenship on the 26th September 1918. Ernest would only have been in training for 10 weeks when the war ended on the 11th November 1918, so it seems very unlikely that he served overseas or awarded any medals. He was honourably discharged on the 17th January 1919. The Glenridding Roll of Honour lists him as a Lance Corporal but the veterans gravestone form confirms that he remained a Private.

After he was discharged, it appears that he joined his brother Leonard in Detroit. However, on the 1st April 1919 Ernest applied for a US Passport so that could return to England temporarily to 'help sick parents', who had moved to Barrow in Furness when the war began, so that Thomas could work at the Vickers Armaments Factory. Both he and Sidney sailed from Quebec on board the SS Melita arriving in Liverpool on the 31st July 1919. They stayed in England for almost a year before the whole family, parents Thomas and Jane, Ernest and Sidney sailed back to America on board the SS Aquitania, arriving at Ellis Island in New York on the 24th July 1920. They headed to Detroit to stay with Leonard and Naomi for a time. Ernest and his father then got employment, alongside Leonard, working for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit. Sadly, his father Thomas died in Detroit on the 28th December 1923 - he is remembered on the gravestone of Ann Marr, Thomas's mother, in St Patrick's Churchyard.

In 1930 Ernest was still working at a car plant in Detroit, was married to Mary P (who was born in Michigan to Swedish parents) and had a young daughter, Gladys. When the 1940 census was taken, they had a second daughter named Rubie. In April 1942, like his brothers Leonard and Sidney, Ernest was required to fill in a WW2 Draft Registration card. From this we know that he was living at 1017 Adeline Street, Detroit, Michigan and working for the Detroit Gear and Machine Company in Wayne, Michigan.

Ernest died on the 25th March 1954, and, as mentioned earlier, his widow Mary, still living at 1017 Adeline Drive, applied for Ernest to have a US Veterans Gravestone. This was approved and marks his grave at the Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Oakland County in Michigan. We believe his wife Mary died on the 4th January 1985 at the age of 84, whilst still living in Detroit.

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Census Returns: 1901, 1911, 1930, 1940 Baptism Register (Entry 506) Atlantic Crossings (1913 to 1920) US WW1 Draft Registration Card - 5 Jun 1917

US Passport Application - 11 Apr 1919 US WW2 Draft Registration Card - 27 Apr 1942 Application for a Veterans Gravestone - 12 May 1954

Corporal Leonard Stephen MARR ( ? )

U. S. Army

Born: 13 Jan 1890, Tirril, Westmorland

Died: 17 Dec 1972, Wayne, Michigan, USA (Age 82)

Leonard Stephen Marr was the eldest son of Thomas Linton Marr, a lead miner, and his wife Jane (nee Potts). In 1891, the family were living at Blowick, alongside the Slee family. By 1901 they had moved to 4 Middle Rake in Glenridding, with his father now working as a Lead Ore Smelter at Greenside. Leonard was one of four children, his siblings were;

Ernest William (1893), Henrietta Francesca who sadly died in infancy (1898-1898) and Sidney (1900).

After attending Patterdale School Leonard started working alongside his father at Greenside Mine and by 1911 his younger brother Ernest was also working there as a 'Stationary Engine-man below Ground', which meant that he was working one of the winding machines at the mine. At this point the family were living at 'Number 8 Glenridding'.

In 1913 Leonard and Ernest decided to emigrate to America. On the 10th May they boarded the SS Mauretania in Liverpool for the 6 day crossing to New York. Upon their arrival at Ellis Island on the 16th May, they gave their final destination as Cuba City, Wisconsin, an area with several lead mines and just a few miles from Benton where their school-friends James Bowman and Joseph Lawrence Graham would head for in 1914. It is quite likely that Leonard and Ernest would have been there when Jim and Joe arrived. However, Leonard had moved to Idaho sometime before 1917.

On 6th April 1917, the USA declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. Six weeks later, the Selective Service Act was passed, which authorized the President to increase the military establishment of the United States. As a result, every male living within the United States, between the ages of 18 and 45, was required to register for the draft. Leonard completed his Draft Registration Card on the 5th June 1917, in which he gave his address as Mullan, Idaho, and his occupation as a Mine Foreman with the Reindeer Queen Mining Company. Only a small percentage of the men who registered were actually called up for military service. Less than a month later, in July 1917, Leonard married a 33 year old divorcee called Naomi Esther Crawford. Apart from the Glenridding Roll of Honour, where he is listed as a Corporal but with no regiment name, we have not found any records of his war time service. Leonard was granted US citizenship in November 1918.

When the 1920 US Census was taken, he and Naomi were living in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, where Leonard was working as a foreman in the auto-mobile manufacturing industry. In July 1920, Leonard's parents and youngest brother Sidney crossed the Atlantic on board the SS Aquitania, stating their destination as Detroit. Travelling with them, but on a different manifest (as he had been granted citizenship in Sep 1918) was brother Ernest who gave Leonard's address in Detroit as his destination.

Ten years later, in 1930, Leonard and Naomi had moved to Livonia, a suburb of Detroit with Leonard still working as a foreman. The only other information we have for them at this time is sadly their divorce papers, filed on the 25th March 1935, by Leonard on the grounds of desertion. Naomi had contested the claim but the divorce was granted on 2nd April 1937. The divorce papers also confirm that Leonard and Naomi had no children.

The 1940 Census reveals that Leonard (who gave his age as 45 when he was actually 50) had re-married, as it shows a wife, Mary, aged 26 and a daughter, Joannie, aged 1 year. During WW2, Leonard was again required to Register for the Draft, which he did on the 27th April 1942, correctly stating his age as 52 years. These records, show that they were living at 18685 Murray Hill, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, and that he was working at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Leonard died on the 17th December 1972 aged 82, in Westland, Wayne County, Michigan and Mary in February 1991 aged 77.

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Census Returns: 1891, 1901, 1911, 1920, 1930, 1940 Passenger Manifest SS Mauretania dep Liverpool 10 May 1913

US WW1 Draft Registration Card - 5 Jun 1917 Leonard and Naomi Marriage Licence - 3 Jul 1917

Leonard and Naomi Divorce - 2 Apr 1937 US WW2 Draft Registration Card - 27 Apr 1942

Private Donald MARSHALL (S-15206)

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

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Died: Abt Sep 1963, Penrith, Cumberland (Age 67)

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Private Frank NELSON (31006)

Royal Flying Corps

Born: May 1887, Glenridding, Westmorland

Died: May 1944, Chorley, Lancashire (Age 56)

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Private Harold OGLETHORPE (M2/167420)

Army Service Corps

Born: Abt Aug 1896, Glenridding, Westmorland

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