Bishop Street Methodist Church Memorials

including those relocated from Mansfield Street Mission and Leicester Temperance Hall

By Robin Stevenson, Alison Skinner, Mary Gill

The names on the BISHOP STREET Great War memorial are:-

Photo:Bishop Street memorial

Bishop Street memorial

Robin Stevenson

Sgt HERBERT BROWN Royal Engineers

1914
Ordinary Seaman FRANK  EVERETT LANE
HMS  Pathfinder  Royal Navy
Died aged 18   5th Sept 1914
His ship was sunk by a torpedo fired from a German U boat off St Abbs Head Berwickshire with the loss of 259 men.
Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial 

Private TOM HARRIMAN
1st  Battalion  Royal Scots Fusiliers
Died age 20     18 October 1914
Died in action during the retreat across Belgium by British troops.
Commemorated  on the Le Touret Memorial 

Private FRED HARRIMAN
2nd Battalion Border Regiment
Died 26 October   1914
Died in action during the retreat across Belgium by British troops.
Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial 

1915
Able Seaman  WILLIAM  CHENEY
HMS  Formidable  Royal Navy
Died aged 23  1st January  1915
His ship was sunk by torpedo in the English Channel by a German U Boat with the loss of 35 officers and 512 men.
Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial 

Private WILLIAM  JOSEPH  CARTER
1st  Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 19    19th March 1915
Killed by a shell while in trenches in Rue Du Bois in France.
Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres 

Private ERNEST  BAKER
1/4  Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died  aged 19    7th August 1915
Killed on trench night raid in Ypres area.
Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial 

Corporal CLAUDE FREDERICK WILLIAM HERINGTON
Leicester Yeomanry
Died aged 21    25 August 1915
Possibly died of injuries received at the Battle of Frezenberg May 12/13, or subsequently.
Commemorated at Leicester Welford Road Cemetery 

Sergeant  WILLIAM  SIMPSON  FOX
1/4  Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 23   13  October 1915
Killed in action during the Battle for the Hohenzollern Redoubt which was the major action involving the 1/4 Leicestershire regiment during WW1.
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial 

Sergeant  WALTER  GLADDING
1/4  Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 25   13  October 1915
Killed in action during the Battle for the Hohenzollern Redoubt. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial 

1916
Private FREDERICK  WILLIAM  JARVIS
2nd Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 19   16th January 1916
Most likely wounded on January 13 during an attack against the Turks near the River Wadi during the Mesopotamian campaign of January April 1916 and subsequently died.
Buried in Basra War Cemetery 

Lance Corporal CHRISTOPHER SHARPE
2nd Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 26     6th April 1916
Killed during frontal attack on Turkish positions at Sannaiyat during Mesopotamian campaign.
Commemorated on Basra Memorial 

Second Lieutenant WILLIAM  KINGSLEY  CALLARD
5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 19   1 July 1916
Baptised at Bishop St Methodist Church 18 April 1897
Took part in the attack on the Gommecourt sector during the first day of the Battle of the Somme.  Killed by shell in the trenches while waiting to mount counterattack.
Buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery 

Sergeant JOHN BREWIN
6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Died 17 July 1916
Died during the attack on Bazentin Le Petit Wood during 14-16 July 1916. Death recorded a day later.  Four Leicestershire Battalions took part in this action during the Battle of the Somme which resulted in heavy casualties, with losses recorded from all over the county.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial 

Second Lieutenant EDWIN ARTHUR ELSON
9th Battalion Middlesex Regiment
Died 9th September 1916
Killed in action by a sniper at Delville Wood during the Battle of the Somme.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial 

1917
Private H COOPER
9th Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 20    3rd May 1917
Killed in action during the Battle of Bullecourt 3rd May 1917.
Buried at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy 

Captain ARTHUR JOHN WAKERLEY
1/4  Battalion  Leicestershire Regiment
Died  aged 23    8 June 1917
Father was a prominent Leicester architect and former Lord Mayor. His son Arthur John became a Wesleyan local preacher and planned to train for the ministry. He was killed during a raid on enemy trenches near Lens in France.
Buried at Loos British Cemetery. 

Lance Corporal THOMAS WILLIAM  JAMES CHURCHOUSE
19th Battalion  Manchester Regiment
Died 31st July  1917
May have been killed during a major action by his regiment on 31st June 1917 in Ypres which was only confirmed a month later, or during regular trench duty.
Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Telegraphist ARTHUR  CHURCHHOUSE
HMS  'Stephen Furness' Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Died aged 18     13 Dec 1917
His ship was an armed boarding steamer which was sunk by a German U Boat in the Irish Sea west of the Isle of Man, with the loss of six officers and 95 ratings.
Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial 

1918
Gunner A TESTER
221st  Siege Battery  Royal Garrison Artillery
Died aged 24   9th January 1918
Most likely wounded during the course of duty.
Buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte 

Sergeant  A GODDARD
8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 25    27th May 1918
During the Battle of the Aisne on 27th May 1918 the Leicestershire Brigade were forced to retreat although numerous rearguard stands were made.
Buried at Hermonville Military Cemetery 

Private FREDERICK ERNEST MIDDLETON
Leicestershire Yeomanry
Died aged 20   9th June 1918
In 1918 the Yeomanry were reformed and attached to other mounted units. Private Middleton was attached to the 4th Queen's Own Hussars and would have taken part in the Battle of Moreuil Wood on 30th March.  He is reported to have died of wounds in June, which may have been received in this action.
Commemorated on the Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial 

Private  WILLIAM  CHARLES  WEIR
11th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Died aged 23     31st July 1918
The 11th Battalion was in action and sustained considerable casualties during March 22-26  1918 in Ypres. Private Weir may have been wounded in this action or died in an isolated incident later on. Commemorated at Leicester (Welford Rd) Cemetery. 

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS”

 

The Mansfield Street and Temperance Hall plaques are both mounted on the wall on the west side of the pulpit.

MANSFIELD ST MISSION

Photo:Memorial from Mansfield Street Mission, Leicester, now in Bishop Street

Memorial from Mansfield Street Mission, Leicester, now in Bishop Street

Robin Stevenson


IN LOVING & GREATFUL
MEMORY OF THE
HEROES
Associated with this Mission

who gave Their Lives in the
Great War 1914 – 1918

Greater Love hath no man
than this that a Man Lay down
his Life for his friends

TOM WESTON
JACK SAWBRIDGE
FRED LACEY
GEORGE LACEY
GEORGE GROGAN
HARRY ROPER 
HARRY SHEPHERD
BERT WOOD
JOHN SPRIGGS
GEORGE KING
TOM CHATER 
HERBERT KENNEY
WALTER HILL
ARTHUR RYLETT
At Rest 

TEMPERANCE HALL MISSION

In Memory of the Men of
the TEMPERANCE HALL MISSION
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

Photo:Memorial from Temperance Hall, Leicester, now at Bishop Street

Memorial from Temperance Hall, Leicester, now at Bishop Street

Robin Stevenson

P. ASPITAL
W. ANDREWS
F. CLARKE
J. HICKLING
G. HOOK
H. MAKEPEACE
A. MASSEY
S. RADFORD
A. SMITH
A. E. SOAMES
A. H. JONES
C. JAVES
J. WATSON
G. SIMPKINS
A. WARREN
A. C. BURDETT
C. STEARN 

HUMBERSTONE ROAD CHAPEL

The following plaque is not attached to the wall, but currently in store. It is believed to be the memorial from Humberstone Road (Clyde Street) Chapel, demolished in the 1960s. if you know with more confidence, please send us an email.

TO . THE . GLORY . OF . GOD.
IN . LOVING . MEMORY . OF . THE . MEMBERS
OF . THIS . CHURCH . AND . SCHOOL . WHO
FELL . IN . THE . GREAT . WAR . 1914 – 1918.

J.BOWLES                                                       
A. BRAUN
T. CHURCHOUSE                               
A. CHURCHOUSE
J. HUNT
F. F. HORTON
A. A. JOHNS
H. LOVETT
T. W. ROWELL                                

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Bishop Street Methodist Church Memorials' page
 

“GREATER . LOVE . HATH . NO . MAN . THAN . THIS.
THAT . A . MAN . LAY . DOWN . HIS . LIFE . FOR . HIS . FRIENDS.”

 

This page was added by Robin Stevenson on 29/10/2013.

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