Whitehaven in the Great War

Whitehaven in the Great War

by Ruth Mansergh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473833999
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 10/19/2015
Series: Your Towns and Cities in the Great War Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ruth Mansergh is a mother of two who has worked as a journalist and as a freelance sub-editor and proofreader. She was educated at Harecroft Hall, a prep school near Gosforth, south of Whitehaven, Giggleswick, and Leeds University. She has a degree in English with social history, that stemmed from an interest in the history of the north of England. She has an excellent grasp of the English language and maintains a positive approach to life despite a disability.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Recruits needed 12

Chapter 2 Prove your skill; try and reach the Cumberland coast 16

Chapter 3 Carrying on essential production 25

Chapter 4 We will not go to war 29

Chapter 5 Acton VC, an Orangeman in Whitehaven 32

Chapter 6 The area's gallantry; the VC 36

Chapter 7 St Bees School VCs 41

Chapter 8 Bertie Blair 47

Chapter 9 Whitehaven town war memorials 50

Chapter 10 Baden Powell Thornthwaite and John Burney 62

Chapter 11 Memorials, St Bees 66

Chapter 12 Memorials, West Cumberland A-Z 71

Chapter 13 Railway men Remembered 96

Chapter 14 Words of War 99

Chapter 15 Wartime refugees in Cumberland 102

Chapter 16 The Yellow Earl 110

Chapter 17 Women behind the military 115

Chapter 18 Those at home are thinking of us 122

Chapter 19 Two PoW camps, and Cumberland PoWs in Germany 124

Chapter 20 Armistice and Peace 128

Appendix: Border Regiment during WWI, actions and movements 133

Sources 139

Index 140

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