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Amble Bede Street Club Members' Memorial


Bede Street Club, Amble, Northumberland




To the Memory of the Members of this Club who fell in the war of 1939 - 1945

Charles Hunltgren Able Seaman Charles Hultgren, S.S. Chevington (Newcastle-on-Tyne) Merchant Navy. Died 12th October 1941 aged 36. Son of Charles G. Hultgren, and of Margaret A. Hultgren, of Amble, Northumberland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial, London.
James Brown See Amble War Memorial  (We have three James Browns on the main memorial; Master and 3rd Engineer, on the M.V. Empire Statesman, killed on the same day when their ship was torpedoed by a U-Boat in the Atlantic, and Deckhand James Brown who died when the Dredger Coquet Mouth was sunk off Amble Harbour.
Charles Straker

Second Engineer Officer Charles Robert Straker, S.S. Chevington (Newcastle-on-Tyne) Merchant Navy Died 12th October 1941 aged 53. Son of John and Helen Straker; husband of Ellen Straker. of Amble. Northumberland. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Robert Miller Fireman and Trimmer Robert Arthur Miller, S.S. Togston (Newcastle-on-Tyne) Merchant Navy.  Died 8th March 1941 aged 41. Son of John and Lily Miller; husband of Rachel May Miller, of Amble, Northumberland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial, London.
George Straffen 14518734 Fusilier George Marshall Straffen, 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 18th January 1944 aged 35. Son of Thomas and Margaret Straffen, of Amble, Northumberland. Buried Minturno War Cemetery, Italy
Sidney Hume 14606979 Private Sidney Hume, 2nd Bn. Border Regiment. Died 13th February 1945 aged 36. Husband of J. Hume, of Amble, Northumberland. Commemorated Rangoon Memorial.
Richard Dixon Fireman Richard Albert Dixon, S.S. Chevington (Newcastle-on-Tyne) Merchant Navy. Died 12th October 1941 aged 36. Son of Adam and Grace Ann Dixon; husband of Margaret Mary Dixon, of Amble, Northumberland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Thomas Parmley

T/242443 Corporal Thomas Parmley, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 28th September 1945 aged 39. Son of William and Catherine Gardner Parmley, of Newcastle-on-Tyne; husband of Alice Parmley, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.  Buried  Bologna War Cemetery, Italy.


"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This"



This Tablet is Erected to the Memory of the
Members of the Club who fell in the Great War.

John R. Buddle 267434 Lance Corporal John Robert Buddle, 1st/6th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in Action 26th May 1917. Commemorated Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. (appears also to be on the Broomhill Memorial)
William Buddle 2646 Private William Buddle, 1st/7th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in Action 15th September 1916 aged 23. Son of the late Henry and Ann Buddle, of 6, Edwin St., Amble, Northumberland.  Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme France.
William A. Dunn 13400 Private William Alfred Dunn, 1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in Action 14th July 1916 aged 26. Son of John and Sarah Dunn, of Albert St., Amble, Morpeth; husband of the late Alice Dunn.  Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
William Ireland 3747 Private William Ireland, 1st/7th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of Wounds 17th September 1916 aged 32. Son of James and Jane Ireland, of 48, Middleton St., Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland.  Buried Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France.
William Humble 148845 Private William Edward Humble, 50th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in Action 17th October 1918. Buried  Quietiste Military Cemetery, Le Cateau. Born and enlisted Amble.
Robert D McInnes Second Lieutenant Robert Donald McInnes, 17th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of Wounds 30th March 1918 adge 36. Son of Robert G. and the late Ellen M. McInnes; husband of Eleanor McInnes, of Amble, Northumberland. Buried Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme France.
Robert S. Mossman 885 Serjeant Robert Stephen Mossman, 1st/7th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26th April 1915.
Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Born Amble, enlisted Alnwick.
Ernest Murray [George Ernest Murray was actually known as Ernie Murray.]  KX/348 Able Seaman George Ernest Murray, Hood Bn. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in Action 6th May 1915. Commemorated Helles Memorial Gallipoli Turkey. Enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers 2/9/14 & transferred to the RNVR 9/9/14 ; Hood Bn. B/255 9/9/14-6/5/15 Discharged Dead. Born Morpeth 11/9/1888. A Mason. Resided at 1 Edwin St., Amble, Northumberland. Next-of-Kin: Aunt, Miss Jane Darling, 40 Marine Rd., Amble, Northumberland. Formerly served 1 year in 7th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers E Company ; 1914 Star issued to brother, Mr. R.A. Murray, 30/8/19, V.B. issued to Brother.  Also on the main Amble Memorial. Also see gravestone in Amble East Cemetery
James S. Pratt TZ/770 Able Seaman James Sanderson Pratt, Howe Bn. R.N. Div. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of Wounds 26th October 1916. Son of Andrew Dryden Pratt and Jane Pratt, of 9, Bede Street, Amble, Northumberland. Served in the Dardanelles Campaign with the Collingwood Bn. Buried Nine Elms British Cemetery
Enlisted 28/10/14 ; Collingwood Bn. 'B' Company 3rd Platoon 4/2/15, transferred to Howe Bn. 8/6/15-19/9/15 Septic Leg, rejoined Howe Bn. 10/1/16-13/11/16 GSW right buttock, Invalided to UK 26/11/16 ; Draft for BEF 9/4/17, joined Howe Bn. 10/5/17-26/10/17 wounded. Died of wounds in 44th Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound to side & right thigh 26/10/17)
George Robson ..Probably... 20/1554 Lance Corporal George Finniner Robson C Company 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in Action 9th March 1916. Buried X Farm Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'armentieres, Nord, France. Enlisted Amble. (Robson is on the Broomhill Memorial)
Adam Tait 12801 Serjeant Adam Tait D.C.M, 12th/13th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in Action 27th April 1918. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen Belgium. Born Alnwick, enlisted Amble.
Distinguished Conduct Medal citation published London Gazette 26th June 1918
"12801 Sjt. A. Tait, North'd Fus. (Amble). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Before a raid he did valuable patrol work, and by his keenness and skill assisted greatly in the preparations for the operation. During the raid he took a prominent part in hand-to-hand fighting, in which all the enemy who offered resistance were put out of action. He showed courage and skill." (appears to be on both the Amble and Broomhill Memorials)

1914 - 1919


Also see Amble War Memorial page


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