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Usworth Holy Trinity Church

High Usworth Holy Trinity Church

Reverend Begg
Vicar from 1895 to 1930

( The Man Responsible for the Erection of Saint Michael's Church at Usworth Colliery )

Reverend A. Begg
Reverend Alexander Begg

Rev. Begg's son, 2nd Lieutenant Alexander James Bartlett Begg MM, of the Northumberland Fusiliers,
was killed in action, aged 21, on 21st March 1918 - the last year of World War 1.
Lt. Begg's name appears on the Arras Memorial.

Rev. Begg's Family lived at The Rectory on Well Bank during his 35 years of service at Holy Trinity.
Wessington U3A War Memorials Project attached a Poppy to the Rectory Gates in 2015, in remembrance of Lt. Begg.

Rev Begg had a Stained Glass Window installed in Holy Trinity Church in memory of his son
and felt it was only right that all other men of the Parish who were killed in action should also be remembered in Church.

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Usworth Holy Trinity Church
Usworth Holy Trinity Church

Usworth Colliery Mission Church
The Mission Church - Edith Avenue
St. Michael's and All Angels

[ Press Cutting: Thanks to Ernie Guy, Member of Washington History Society. ]