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Fr Tim on Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Fr Tim on Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Fr Tim would like to put on record his appreciation of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor:

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I had the pleasure of meeting him on a number of occasions, but one stands out in particular. At Redemptorist Publications Jane Williams, the wife of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, had just taken on the role of editor of our Anglican publications. I was duly invited to Lambeth Palace for a Christmas reception and when introducing me to her ten-year-old son, Pip, she was trying to explain the difference between Catholics and Anglicans. She decided to give him a clue by introducing Cormac's name into the conversation. The bemused child only made the connection when Jane continued to try and describe Cormac to him, whereupon he cried out: "Oh, you mean the one whose laugh can be heard all over the house." As luck would have it I bumped into Cormac at couple of days later and asked him if his ears had been burning. He was clearly delighted with the description.

He was a good man, who radiated the joy of the Gospel. He was entrusted with much responsibility throughout his long life and served the Lord and the Church with great dedication, coping with some of the serious challenges with genuine grace and humility. We owe him a great debt of gratitude for the influence he brought to bear among the College of Cardinals prior to the election of Pope Francis.

May he rest in peace.

Tim Buckley, CSsR

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The Bishop Eton War Memorial remembers  individuals who served in the First World War. Most died in active service, though at least one died after the war ended as a result of the damage to his health sustained during the war. Some information on those commemorated on the War Memorial is given below.

 

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam


 

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The Rev Bernard Kavanagh C.Ss.R

Chaplain 4th Class Army Chaplains Dept

A Redemptorist Priest. Fr Kavanagh had been an army chaplain for 3 years when he died  on 21/12/1917 from wounds he received in action. He was serving with the expeditionary forces in 'Palestine'. His brother Fr. Michael Kavanagh SJ served in the parish of St Francis Xavier in Everton.

Other information on Fr. Bernard Kavanagh C.Ss.R

 


 

The Rev. Charles Watson C.Ss.R 

Chaplain 4th Class. Army Chaplains Dept

A Redemptorist Priest, Fr Watson volunteered in 1916 to be an Army chaplain. He spent a year in France, before spending time in Egypt and 'Palestine'. It was whilst he was attached to the 7th Battalion the Kings Regiment with the soldiers of the Mesopotamia (now part of Iraq) expeditionary forces. That he died on th 22.7.1918. He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

Other information on Fr. Charles Watson C.Ss.R

 


 Gunner Arthur Garnet Bush

 Royal Canadian Field Artillary 2nd Battery First Brigade

Other information on Gunner Arthur Garnet Bush

 


 

Private Peter Joseph Byrne

 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers  

Other information on Private Peter Joseph Byrne

 


 

Lieutenant Charles Harold Carrington

5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

Other Information on Lieutenant Charles Harold Carrington

 


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Corporal Robert McArdle

20th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment

More information on Corporal Robert McArdle

Brother of Hugh and Peter who are also remembered on the memorial


 

Private George McGuinness

18th Battalion the Kings Liverpool Regiment

More information on Private  George McGuinness

 


 

Rifleman Anthony  Joseph Francis Moorat 

16th Battalion Queens Wesminster Rifles

More information on Rifleman Joseph Francis Moorat

 


 

Corporal Bernard Joseph Cyril Moorat

 1st Battalion the Honourable Artillary Company 

More information on Corporal Bernard Joseph Cyril Moorat

 


 

Captain Francis Ferrer Moorat

 6th Battalion attd 4th Battalion The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)

More information on Captain Francis Ferrer Moorat

 


 

Private J. A. Morgan MM  

Not yet been able to find the records for Private Morgan

 


 

Lance Corporal  Joseph William Standen 

16th Batallion the Northumberland Fusiliers

More information on Lance Corporal Joseph William Standen

 


 

Lieutenant J Stewart  

Not yet been able to find the records forLieutenant Stewart

 


 

Captain William Aloysius Taylor 

of the 5th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment

More information on Captain William Aloysius Taylor

 


 

Captain Charles Louis Waters MC and bar and mentioned in dispatches

 Royal Berkshire Regiment attached to the 1st Bn, Nigeria Regiment 

Royal West African frontier force

There is some discrepancy across the official records as to whether Charles Louis Waters was a captain or major. The service records suggest Captain whereas the War Graves documents indicate major.

More information on Captain/Major Charles Louis Waters

 


 Private Frederick Charles Wilkinson

of the 10th Battalion the King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

 More information on Private Frederick Charles Wilkinson

 


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Gunner (Alphonsus) Patrick Cunningham

 80th Brigade Royal Field Artillary

Gunner Cunningham is listed as Patrick on the CWGC website - but is listed as Alphonsus Patrick on http://www.merseysiderollofhonour.co.uk/

More information on Gunner Alphonsus Patrick Cunningham

 


 

Major Edward Francis  Dale Nicholson 

1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment attached to the 7th Battalion

More information on Major Edward Francis Dale Nicholson

 


 

P.J.Doyle

Nigerian Marine - SS Umgeni

More information on P.J. Doyle

 


 

Second Lieutenant Wilfrid Anthony Earle

4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment

More information on Second Lieutenant Wilfrid Anthony Earle

 


 

Corporal William Gore

21st (Empress of India’) Lancers attached to the second Life guards

More information on Corporal William Gore

 


 

Second Lieutenant Eugene John Vincent Hemelryk

 2nd Battalion Lancaster Fusiliers

More information on Second Lieutenant Eugene John Vincent Hemelryk

 


 

L.C C.L Hill R.F 

Not yet located any information.

 


 

L/C. W Horner MGC

Not yet located a confirmed match, a couple of possibilities exist - this entry wil be updated when possible.

 


 

Second Lieutenant Joseph Clement  Lancaster

3rd Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment attached to the 8th Battalion

More information on  Second Lieutenant Joseph Clement  Lancaster

 


 

Captain John Aidan Liddell V.C., M.C.

7th Squadron 3rd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders  and the Royal Flying Corps

More information on Captain John Aidan Liddell VC, MC

He was awarded the Military Cross in February 1915. The Victoria Cross was awarded for his actions on 31s July 1915 when he received a mortal injury. The award was reported in the London Gazette 23rd August 1915.

 

 


 

Second Lieutenant Wilfred John  Massey-Lynch 

Reserve Cavalry Regiment (6th Attchd 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales own)

More information on Second Lieutenant Wilfred John  Massey-Lynch

 


 

Lieutenant Hugh Francis McArdle

Royal Flying Corps (41st squadron and 1st King’s Edward Horse)

More information on Lieutenant Hugh Francis McArdle

Brother of Robert and Peter who are also remembered on the memorial

 


 

2nd Lieutenant Peter Paul McArdle 

1st and 2nd Battalion the Cheshire Regiment attd to the 4th Battalion Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment

 More information on 2nd Lieutenant Peter Paul McArdle

Brother of Robert and Hugh who are also remembered on the memorial

 


 

Captain Francis Henry Lawless D.S.O

18th Battalion the Kings (Liverpool) Regiment

 More information on Captain Francis Henry Lawless D.S.O

Although he survived the war his health had been badly affected by his military service - the following item which is hosted on the Guardianwitness project.

Cap't Francis Henry Lawless D.S.O 18th Battn The Kings (Liverpool) Reg

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