High House, Ireshopeburn

Photo:High House. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 114)

High House. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 114)

Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018

Photo:High House Chapel

High House Chapel

Carolyn Mann, 2018

Roll of Honour

By Philip Thornborow

Three men from this early Methodist chapel and Sunday School are listed as having died in the war.

Pte. John Joseph Graham 20/790 20th Bn. (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers died 1st July 1916

Pte. Robert William Hodgson 632762 2/20th Bn. London Regt. died 21 June 1918

Pte. Wilfred Race 1236 3rd Australian Pioneers died 12 July 1917

There is a full roll of honour, listing these men and twenty-three who returned, in the vestry. There are photographs and a list of all the names at

http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9699

In the context of how it was decided who should be commemorated on the rolls of honour and war memorials it is worth noting the heading of the framed document in the vestry "have been, or are now connected"

Of the three who died, two had left the area before the war.

 Additional source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

This page was added by Philip Thornborow on 01/09/2018.