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Monkhouse, J.T., Capt., 1915

Joseph T. Monkhouse

Oswestry memorial gates - John Davies

Menin Gate Memorial

On Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial is the name of Captain Joseph Thompson Monkhouse, serving with the Durham Light Infantry who died 27/4/1915.

Acknowledgments: Heather Ross.

Rev. Youngson has submitted the following:-

Captain Joseph Thompson Monkhouse
Durham Light Infantry 6th Battalion (Territorial)

The son of Octavius and Mary Hannah Monkhouse of “Fairfield” Stanhope, Co. Durham. He was educated at Christ’s Hospital and had been a Territorial Officer since 1907. An Electrical Engineer, he was Initiated into Hudson Lodge No 2791, Durham on the 6th February 1907; Passed 6th March 1907 and Raised on the 3rd April 1907, resigning in 1913. He was a Founder Member of Stanhope Lodge No 3520, Durham in 1911. He was killed in action on the 27th April 1915 aged 29. The husband of Bessie Vickers Brown-Humes (formerly Monkhouse) of Prospect House, Hamsterley, Witton le Wear, Co. Durham. Remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium Memorial Panel 36 & 38.

John Davies of Oswestry states that Capt. Monkhouse is also remembered on the memorial gates at Oswestry, where he went to manage a quarry owned/leased by his father.

See attached sheet below, submitted by John Davies.

The Consett Guardian 07/05/1915 reports:-

Memorial Service at Heathery Cleugh, Weardale

A memorial service to the late Captain J.T. Monkhouse who was killed in action last week was conducted by the Rev. J. Harrison in Heathery Cleugh new Parish Church. A large congregation testified to the sorrow of the community. Captain Monkhouse was a native of the parish. His father Mr O. Monkhouse, is the owner of the whinstone quarries and his grandfather, the late Rev. G. Monkhouse was Vicar for 25 years. aptain Monkhouse was a member of the Hudson Lodge of Freemasons. Several members of the Craft were present at the service. Much sympathy is felt for his widow and child and his bereaved parents and relatives. At the conclusion of the service Miss S.W. Harrison played the "Dead March."

Joseph Thompson Monkhouse is remembered at Cowshill on C118.05 and at Stanhope on S134.01, S134.02 and S134.04

He is also named on the Masonic Roll of Honour in Freemason’s Hall, London, as being a member of two lodges 2791 Hudson Lodge at Wolsingham and 3520 Stanhope Lodge at Stanhope and in Rev. Youngson'sMasonic Roll of Honour

He is also remembered in The DLI Book of Remembrance page 102

The CWGC entry for Captain Monkhouse

Notes from John Davies

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk