Photo courtesy of Anthony Coppin

Cabus War Memorial was placed near to Cabus Village Hall on 6th November 2020 by Cabus Village Hall Committee. It was donated to the committee by Wyre Memorials of Fleetwood.

Prior to this date, Cabus had never had a War Memorial, and the two men named were remembered on other memorials in the district.

The Cabus Village Hall Committee organised the memorial, so that men from Cabus could be remembered in their home parish.

The names on the memorial are:

William James Kay

Private 18697.  6th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

William was born in 1888 in Cabus.  He was the son of John Kay, a general labourer, and Mary Eleanor Glave.  He was one of 6 children. His mother Mary died in 1894, and his father John re-married.

William married Sarah Armstrong in 1909 and they had 3 children.  He worked as a cowman at Sowerby.

He was killed in action on 9th April 1916, aged 27 in Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) and is remembered at the Basra Memorial.

William is also remembered on the Lancaster and Forton War Memorials.

Matthew Iddon Till

Acting Bombardier L/10990: B Battery, 48th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

Matthew was born in July 1896 at Winder’s Farm, Fowler Hill, Cabus, to William and Mary Till.

In 1911 he was working as a servant (possibly a farm labourer) at Gift Hall, Winmarleigh.

It is believed that he enlisted at Preston in the early part of WW1, but the date of his arrival on the Western Front is not known.

Matthew was wounded during the second Battle of the Marne, and died of his wounds on 31st July 1918. He was 21.

He is buried at Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.

Matthew is also remembered on the Scorton and Winmarleigh War Memorials.