Friday, 21 February 2020

War Memorials - T

Tankersley, WW1 Memorial Plaque, St Peter's Church, Back Lane, Tankersley 
Tankersley, WW2 Font Cover, St Peter's Church, Back Lane, Tankersley 
Tankersley, St Peter's, WW1 Additional Names "Closely connected to this church"

Tankersley, School memorial, Postcard

Tankersley St.Peter's Churchyard
Tankersley St.Peter's Churchyard Alfred A Ellis
Tankersley St.Peter's Churchyard Raymond Cave
Tankersley St.Peter's Churchyard James Albert Marsh 


Thurgoland War Memorial, Smithy Hill, Thurgoland 
Thurgoland, WW1 Roll of Honour, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland
Thurgoland, WW1 Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland
Thurgoland, WW2 Roll of Honour, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland
Thurgoland, WW2 Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland 

Thurgoland, Fellowship of the Services Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church
Thurgoland Churchyard & Cemetery Harold Parkin


Thurlstone, St Saviour's Church, WW1 Memorial Plaque
Thurlstone, St Saviour's Church, WW2 Book of Remembrance
Thurlstone, St Saviour's Church, Roll of Honour (newspaper report - existence uncertain)
Thurlstone, War Memorial, Manchester Road/Towngate, Thurlstone

Thurlstone, St Saviour's Church, Major Richard Day Table

Thurnscoe, Coronation Working Men's Club WW2 
Thurnscoe, St Helens Church, Memorial Plaque WW1
Thurnscoe, St Helens Church, Memorial Window WW1
Thurnscoe, St Helen's Church, Roll of Honour WW1
Thurnscoe, St Helen's & St Hilda's Church, Roll of Honour WW2, 1949-1982
Thurnscoe, St Helens Church, Tom Trueman memorial plaque
Thurnscoe, St Hilda's Church, Jack Rutter memorial plaque
Thurnscoe, St Helen's Church, Memorial Window WW2
Thurnscoe War Memorial, Thurnscoe Park, Thurnscoe

Thurnscoe Cemetery
Thurnscoe Cemetery John Lawton
Thurnscoe Cemetery Fred Barber
Thurnscoe Cemetery Charles Henry Glasswell
Thurnscoe Cemetery Frederick Walter Glasswell
Thurnscoe Cemetery John Addison Robinson
Thurnscoe Cemetery Thomas Trueman   
Thurnscoe Cemetery William Bennison 
Thurnscoe Cemetery Jack Crackle
Thurnscoe Cemetery Arthur Moulton
Thurnscoe Cemetery Robert Steward Rodgers
Thurnscoe Cemetery William Smith

Thurnscoe Cemetery Ernest Collingwood
Thurnscoe Cemetery John Cutts


Friday, 30 August 2019

Barnsley WW1 Roll of Honour available online

Barnsley War Memorials Project is pleased to announce that the Barnsley WW1 Roll of Honour is now online.

The newspaper tab also gives an index of references to Barnsley soldiers in the Barnsley Chronicle during the years of the First World War. It includes references to serving men, those who survived, were wounded, missing, awarded medals, those who wrote detailing their experiences, as well as those who died.

Thanks to our volunteers and Barnsley Archives this is an invaluable help when researching WW1 soldiers. Full details of the articles can be obtained from Barnsley archives.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Penistone, Bullhouse Chapel, Donald Coldwell RN

Small Table Font in memory of Donald Coldwell

War Memorials Register entry

Photographed by Nigel Croft on 2 June 2019



Donald Coldwell


Penistone, Bullhouse Chapel, Bullhouse Lane, WW1 Roll of Honour

The 1916-17 Roll of Honour for Bullhouse Chapel and Sunday School
Enlarged list of names (click to read)
The little chapel at Bullhouse was registered as place of worship for Dissenting Protestants in 1692 and has a history of independent worship to this day. (1) 

In 2019 it underwent some renovations and these photos were taken on Sunday 2 June 2019 by Nigel Croft and BarnsleyHistorian who were welcomed by the congregation after their service of celebration for the completion of the work. The chapel-goers had not been aware that the framed certificate hanging high up on their wall was a First World War Roll of Honour. 

The list of names is of men who enlisted from the chapel and is dated 1916-1917 suggesting that more than one of these framed certificates may once have existed. The order of the names probably indicates the order in which the men joined up. There are no markings to indicate whether a man was killed or came safely home, but where the man is listed as fallen on another war memorial it has been indicated below by a * in front of the man's name.

War Memorials Register entry

Where further information on a name has been researched by our volunteers it will be linked here  (look for the names in blue) to a page on this site or to an external site.

Pte William O Goldthorpe    K O Y L I
* 2nd Lieut Harland Watts   S L        (remembered at Thurlstone and Penistone Grammar School)
Gunner Thomas Hill            R G A
Sapper John Proud             R E
Pte Benjamin Johnson         D of W
*Pte Ronald Penney            D of W  (remembered at Cleckheaton and Spenborough)
Pte Squire Beaumont          Y & L
Pte Walter Hill                      W Y
Pte Frank Beevor                E Y
Gunner Fred Jackson         R G A
Driver Harry Fielding           R E
Pte Ernest Howard              R F A
    Harry Redfearn
Pte Henry Haigh                 N F
Pte John A Crossley          D L I
Sapper George Proud       R E
Pte Ernest Liles                 D L I
Pte Joseph H Webster       F D
    Harold Thorpe               N Z
    Thomas Hy Ellison        B E F
Rifleman Willie Shaw         W Y
Pte Albert E Proud            T R
Gunner Sam C Proud       R F A
Pte William E Crossley      Y & L
Sergt Maj Milton Littlewood   A I

[single name in the second column not shown]

    Hubert  Mitchell             R Navy

(1) Historic England


Monday, 25 March 2019

St John's Church Barnsley - Replica Memorial at St Peter's

New replica of St John's, Barebones War Memorial (photo by Sandra Birkinshaw)
Click the photo, then right click and 'View Image' to enlarge it and read the names

Replica memorial (lower) installed in St Peter's Church (photo by Nigel Croft)

Following the discovery that the original memorial from St John's church had been lost a replacement memorial was commissioned with financial assistance from  the Barnsley Central Ward Devolved Budget. It was agreed that the memorial should be installed in St Peter's Church on Doncaster Road, Barnsley and the lower of the two photos above shows both St Peter's and St John's memorial in place in the church.
Barnsley Chronicle 23 September 2016

The memorial was created by John Lawrence and Brian Totty.

The memorial was unveiled on 15th October 2016 by the Bishop of Wakefield, Rt Rev Tony Robinson, also in attendance were Rev Andrew Earl and Father Paul Cartwright.

War Memorials Register entry

The memorial contains the same list of names found in the newspaper cutting referred to on the web page for the original memorial.

Where further information on a name has been researched by our volunteers it will be linked here  (look for the names in blue) to a page on this site or to an external site.

G T Alderson,
David Archer,
Tom Archer,
Jonas Atkinson,
Thomas Atkinson,
John Bruce Atha,
Frederick Barman,
Joseph Batty,
Cyril G Bayford,
Sam Beaumont,
John Beaumont,
Earnest Beecroft,
Albert Bennett,
G Bennett,
John Henry Bird,
James Barman,
Harry Brown,
John A Brindle,
James W Buckley,
Joseph Burley,
Thomas Burrows,
George Chadwick,
Thomas Clarke,
Ernest Clayton,
Joseph Clinton,
Thomas Cole,
Joseph Cotterill,
Albert Crossland,
J E Davies,
John Darbyshire,
Ernest Denton,
Andrew Dolan,
Frank Drury,
Thomas Dryden,
George Dunk,
John Ellis,
W Etherington,
Percy Fairham,
Duncan Fairley,
Harry Field,
Fred Firth,
Herbert Fishwick,
William Ford,
Tom Foster,
Charles H France,
Harry Gay,
Albert Gelder,
George Glassby,
T Gomersall,  (Thomas Gomersall)
Benjamin Green,
John R Griffiths,
John Guest,
Tom Guest, (Thomas Heald Guest)
Harry Haigh,
N Hanby,
Alfred Harper,
George Harrison,
F Haithwaite,
C Heppinstall,
George H Hewitt, (George Henry Hewitt)
Lazarus Hewitt,
Richard Hill,
W Hinchliffe,
Elijah Hobson,
T W Holdsworth,
Henry Hudson,
Hewitt Huggard,
Lewis D R Huggard,
Thomas Hyde,
George Jackson,
Walter Jackson,
Arthur Johnson,
Edward Jones,
Harry Jones,
Edward Jordan,  (Ephriam Jordan)
Joseph Kenny,
Charles H Kirby,
Frank Laister,
Walter Law,
W Leadbeater,  (Wilfred Leadbeater)
S Lee,
Wilfred Leng,
Matthew Lucas,
Richard Mason,
Herbert Miller,
S Mitchell,
Frank Moore,
Ernest Morgan,
James A Noble,
Walter Ogden,
James Parsons,
Jabez Patmore,
William Poskitt,
Edwin D Potter,
Francis J Potter,
Walter H Raley,
W Henry G Raley,
William Richardson,
Harry Riley,
Sidney Roberts,
J H Robinson,
Albert H Rose,  (Albert Harry Rose)
John Rose,
Arthur Royston,
George Ryan,
Enoch Sanderson,
Ronald J Saville,
D C Scarborough,
James Seddon,
John Shepherd,
George W Smeaton,
Charles Smith,
John R Smith,
William Smith,
William J Smith,
Stanley Spencer,
George Stathers,
Thomas J Stones,
Arthur Storrs,
Ernest Styran,
Benjamin Sumner,
Norman Theaker,
James W Thornley,
William P Tindall,
Harold Tingle,
Luke Townend,
Joseph H Turner,
Hubert Wade,
Ernest Wainwright,
James A Warden,
Walter Watkin,
Arthur White,
Louis Whitaker,
Charles Wood,
Clarence Wood,
John Wood,
William Wood,
Joseph Woodcock,
G Worstenholme,
Alec Wyke.



Saturday, 2 March 2019

Oxspring, St Aidan's Church, WW1 Plaque

From the Barnsley Chronicle 17 November 2017
A Remembrance Service was held in November 2017 to dedicate the plaque situated on St Aidan's Church in Oxspring. Seen in the photograph above are Father Matthew Joy and Parish Council Chairman Ian Goldthorpe.  
The plaque was financed by the Penistone Ward Alliance.

Metal plaque about 4' wide by 18" high, with a list of names of 10 soldiers and their dates of death.

In Memory of Oxspring War Dead
We Will Remember them
World War I
Private Joseph Bower
Died 6th November
Private Frederick Cox
Died 8th May
Lance Corporal George Arthur Johnson
Died 10th January
Private Harry Kershaw
Died 9th April
Lance Corporal George Audenby Lee
Died 26th March
Private Walter Obadiah Lee
Died 13th April
Private Walter Peaker
Died 25th July
Lance Corporal Albert Vaughton
Died 25th September
Private Ernest Clifford Vaughton
Died 24th January
Private Tom Wright
Died 1st August


Monday, 20 August 2018

War Memorial Gravestones in Bolton upon Dearne Cemetery

During both the First and Second World Wars re-repatriation of the bodies of fallen servicemen and women was not usual.  The Unknown Soldier, entombed in Westminster Abbey represents those buried and commemorated overseas who could not come home.  For many families, deprived of a graveside at which to mourn, one solution was to add the name of their lost son (or daughter) to the family gravestone in their local churchyard.   

The Imperial War Museum's War Memorials' Archive defines a War Memorial as "any tangible object which has been erected or dedicated to commemorate those killed as a result of war, conflict or peacekeeping; who served in war or conflict; or who died whilst engaged in military service."  This includes gravestones which commemorate a casualty buried elsewhere.  There must be a clear statement on the memorial (or in a printed document such as a newspaper report from the time) that defines the commemorative purpose of the feature and reports its erection. The full wording of their definition can be found here.

Thus gravestones which include wording such as: died of wounds received in action, killed in action, fell in France, died on active service, reported missing in action, or even killed accidentally while on active service all count as War Memorials.  The wording is a "clear statement" that the purpose of recording that person's name on the gravestone is as a memorial.

Gravestones which are situated on the site of the burial of a casualty, such as Commonwealth War Graves, are not War Memorials, however the Barnsley War Memorials Project is also collecting their details for inclusion in the Barnsley Roll of Honour.

Bolton upon Dearne Cemetery contains 28 War Memorial Gravestones and 17 Commonwealth War Graves (as at September 2018).  With thanks to Fay Polson and Wayne Bywater.

CWGC burials
S Harris  
A E Scholey  
W Braddock  
John Grainger  
Harry Hawksworth 
W Jackson  
T W Parker
Walter Hibbard Bailey 
George Harry Ellis  
John Fitzpatrick  
Reuben Leeming  
Thomas McHugh  
William Patrick  
George Arthur Rock 
Richard Eric Roebuck  
Jack Wilkinson
Edward Outram

Some other inscriptions found record men who had previously served in the military who are buried in this cemetery but who do not qualify for a Commonwealth War Grave.  More information on the criteria can be found on the 'In From the Cold' website.

Name Regiment &
Date of Death
E 54
Abraham Askew
Royal Field Artillery
22 May 1921
A 196
Alec Grey
(wounded in WW1)
16 January 1921
L 184
William Humberstone
(served WW1)
27 August 1950
L 147
Norris Taylor
Royal Air Force

23 October 1939
J 669
Alfred Taylor
(served WW1)
13th York & Lancs
O N 15
Joseph Robert 
(brother of Thomas above)
Queen's Royal Lancers

29 August 1968
J 700
Leslie Douglas Parrish
7 December 1949
O S 16
Flight Lt
Colin Stanton
26 August 1950
* *

In the list of war memorial gravestones below, where the name is blue click to follow the link to a page with a larger photograph and more information.

 Gravestone Location
Section Row No.
BWMP code
Soldier's Name & Regiment
Date of Death

G 140

Frederick Henry Cave

Royal Engineers

1 July 1916

L 23

Fred Chivers

Royal Army Medical Corps

12 January 1940

Picture of

K 65

Frank Clark

Machine Gun Corps

25 January 1918

E 74

John Clatworthy

Coldstream Guards

25 December 1942

Picture of

A 183

Charles William Collier

York and Lancaster Regt
9 October 1917

John Thomas Collier
King's Own Yorkshire LI
29 May 1917
Pvt Charles William “Dick” Collier

E 78

Harry Robinson

Yorkshire Regt

29 April 1915
Pvt Harry Robinson

P M 10

Thomas Francis Cruise

Lincolnshire Regt

7 April 1944
PVT Thomas Francis Cruise

O L 17

Arthur Duffield

King's Own Yorkshire LI

16 September 1916
Picture of

K 622

Guy Foster

Royal Navy

27 February 1942
Picture of
K 40

William Harding

King's Own Yorkshire LI

17 March 1917

A 67

Percy Hurrell

Royal Garrison Artillery

14 July 1918

J 384

Ernest Ingham

York and Lancaster Regt

1 July 1916

N A 6

Ernest Law

West Riding Regt

17 June 1944
PVT Ernest Law

A 19

Michael McLoughlin

Coldstream Guards

14 September 1914

G 134

Kenneth Webster

Royal Air Force 
Volunteer Reserve

30 December 1942
CPL Kenneth Webster

G 14

Frank Holliday

Royal Field Artillery

13 November 1916

L 234

Alfred Edward Whitworth

London Regt

31 October 1917
Pvt Alfred Edward Whitworth

B 228

Harry Groves

Royal Engineers

8 September 1915
Picture of

A 196

Frank Grey

Royal Engineers

29 May 1918

E 158

Arthur Jefferies

Connaught Rangers

8 October 1918

E 156

Thomas Gower

York and Lancaster Regt

2 or 21 October 1916

G 185

William Trickett

Royal Field Artillery

17 June 1917
Picture of

L 146

Horace Trickett

York and Lancaster Regt

3 July 1916
Picture of

L 150

Walter Hyde

Royal Artillery

9 April  1945
 Walter Hyde

J 153

Thomas Kay

Yorkshire Regiment

7 December 1917
 Thomas Kay

O H 10

James Hollingworth

 Army Catering Corps

7 January 1943
Picture of

O H 20

Everett Crossland

Royal Artillery

1 August 1945
Picture of

R B 15

Leonard Sales

Royal Engineers

8 June 1944
 Leonard Sales