Cleator Moor World War One Stories

A page which carries stories realting to the Great war and Cleator Moor. Many thanks to family members for sharing their stories with us.

Recalling Rowrah Camp  in the Great War - German prisoners of War image
Recalling Rowrah Camp in the Great War - German prisoners of War
9th Sep 2021

During the Great War there was a prisoner of war camp just beyond Kirkland School on the Salter road which had a round 130 German pris...

Project reveals trauma and suffering of returning  West Cumbrian war heroes image
Project reveals trauma and suffering of returning West Cumbrian war heroes
19th Oct 2019

HUNDREDS of Cleator Moor men lost their lives during the First World War; others had to face returning home with life-changing injurie...

How Six Cleator Moor Men held a Trench image
How Six Cleator Moor Men held a Trench
21st May 2018

An account by Cleator Moor men of their action at the Front during the Great war : published in Whitehaven News

A Wath Brow soldier who "came back from the dead" Private Joseph Davidson image
A Wath Brow soldier who "came back from the dead" Private Joseph Davidson
29th May 2018

Etaples Military Cemetery  :  Cleator Moor Remembered image
Etaples Military Cemetery : Cleator Moor Remembered
19th Jun 2019

1915 Cleator female Mill workers fought for rights image
1915 Cleator female Mill workers fought for rights
2nd Apr 2019

As part of the War effort Ainsworths Thread Mill at Cleator ( the Kangol )  had won important government contracts to make khaki...

Wiliam Langton a Cleator Moor Hero ! image
Wiliam Langton a Cleator Moor Hero !
6th Jun 2018

Those that returned were Casualties image
Those that returned were Casualties
26th Jun 2018

Jim Campbell from Cleator Moor but now living in Manchester shares the Story of his Uncle Robert Campbell and the Great wars long term...