Thursday 21 September 2023

Barnsley Cemetery John Edward Davies

War Memorial Gravestone for John Edward Davies (photo by Wayne Bywater)

War Memorials Register listing

War Memorials Online listing

Find A Grave

Lives of the First World War

Photograph by Wayne Bywater

Grave Location and Inscription: 
H 267
In Loving Memory of / Ann / The beloved wife of  / Private J.E. Davies / who died March 3rd 1915 / aged 22 years. / Also Lily, daughter of the above / who died December 27th 1915, aged 4 years. / Also the above named Private J.E. Davies, who was killed in action in France, April 9th 1917,  / aged 27 years. / Also Phoebe Allemby, dearly loved mother of the aforesaid / Ann Davies / died April 18th 1944, aged 77 years. / Peacefully Sleeping. //

Read more about John Edward Davies on
A Barnsley Historian's View - 'Thomas and John Edward Davies - Two Brothers Who Lose Their Lives in Very Different Ways in WW1'

John Edward Davies is also remembered on the St John's Barebones FWW memorial.

Private John Edward Davies is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, in France, Plot I.K.8. and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

B&DWM #BAR07/87

Saturday 2 September 2023

Rotherham Minster, Major L P Aizlewood MC AFC and Men of Rotherham memorial plaques

Men of Rotherham memorial plaques (photo taken 29 Aug 2023)
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This memorial has been recorded and transcribed and attached to the Barnsley & District War Memorials site because a significant number of men who were born within the Barnsley Borough were commemorated on this memorial. It is hoped that this will make it possible for visitors to the site to search for their Barnsley relatives in one place. As far as we are aware only the War Memorials Register currently includes a transcription of the full names list, and that does not display the regimental headers to each group of men. These will be included here for the assistance of visitors in identifying their relatives.


War Memorials Register listing

War Memorials Online listing


Individual panels photographed by either BarnsleyHistorian or Nigel Croft on 29 Aug 2023.
The polished panels made photographing difficult but by combining pictures taken from various angles and with different camera settings we were able to fully transcribe the memorial.

Close up of the central inscription. Click image to view larger version.

To The Glory of God / In Proud and Tender Memory of their only child / Leslie Peech Aizlewood MC AFC Major Royal Air Force / who after a career of signal & distinguished service / gave his life for his country on 29th September 1918 / and In Honoured Memory of All The Officers & Men / from the Town of Rotherham who fell in The Great War / 1914 - 1918 / Their name liveth for evermore / This monument is erected by Albert Percy Aizlewood J P & Florence Shaw Aizlewood / his wife of Blenheim House Rotherham

Where further information has been discovered for any of these men it will be linked (look for names underlined and in blue) to a page on this site or to an external site.  In this way we try to avoid duplication and encroaching on the research of other groups and individuals.
Barnsley born men are indicated by a * (work still in progress) .

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York & Lancaster Regiment
W Adams
E Adlingon
J Aldam
H T Allen
J Allen
A Allington
F Allott
E Asbery
A Asbury
P Ashmore
B A Askew
W Atkins
E Attwood
F Bailey
G W Bailey
H Bailey
G Baker
J Baker
J W Baker
S H Baker
W Baker
A Baldwin
T J Bale
C H Ball
J Bannister
W Barber
M Barker
W Barker
J W Barlow
A Barlow
F Barnes
W H Barnes
W Barnett
J L Bates
W Baerd
*A Beckett
C Beckett
S Beckett
V Beckett
J T Beighton
W Bell
T Bellamy
A Bennett
C L Bennett
C W Betts
C Betts
G Bevington M.M.
W Binney
M Bird
York & Lancaster Regiment
E C Blackburn
S G Blanzey
F H Blunt
E Blythe
A E Booth
L Booth
J W Boothby
O Bowers
S Boyes
B Bradbury
F Brailsford
T Bramley
H Bridges
W Bridges
A Briggs
H Brooks
L W Brooks
T Brooks
A Brown
G Brown
H W Brown
S Brown
J E Brunt
H Brunyee
H Burgin
C Burton
H Burton
G Bush
G Butcher
*H Butler
F Butler
B T Callaghan
G Campbell
A Caroline
F H Carpenter
C Carr
B Carradine
T Cartwright
W M Chaddock
R Charlesworth
R Clark
F W Clark
J W Clark
W B Clarkson
*T Clegg
G H Clements
F Cliffe
F Cloke
W Coates
York & Lancaster Regiment
G Cobb
E Cockayne
H Coley
W Collumbine
W Cook
J H Cooper
I L Cooper
W D Cooper
C Coupe
F Cox
W Creasy
V J Crehan
J Cross
W Crossland
W Crossley
J Crowden
J Cunliffe
G A Daglass
G Dainty
J Davidson
J H Davies
W Davies
C W Dawson
J W Dean
F Dickinson
J Dobson
W Ducker
S Duckmanton
A Duty
A Dyson
E Earnshaw
W Earnshaw
G H Eastwood M.M.
E Edwards
A F Edwards
A Ellingworth
*F W Elliott
T Ellis
E Everitt M.M.
W Fairbanks
B Featherstone
D Featherstone
F Fell
H Field
J Finney
G H Firth
W Flanagan
B Flintham
W Flintham

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York & Lancaster Regiment
F Foers
G Foster
V T Foster
H Foulds
G Franks
S French
B Froggatt
C H Frost
C Gabbitas
G Gabbitas
L Garrison
G H Garside
J Gaskill
J Gaynor
G S Gibbs
W Gill
J W Gilliver
J Godber
J W Godley
M H Goodall
J Goddinson
B Goodwin
W Goddwin
C Graham
L F Gray
G Greaves
H Green
J Green
T Green
S Green
S Greensmith
B Greenwood
I Greenwood
T Gregg
B Gregson
W Grensley
E Griffiths
J E Griffiths
H Guest
R C Guest M.M.
R Gummer
S Gummer
W Hacking
J Haddon
W Hague
W A Hague
R Haigh
S Hale
M W H Hale
York & Lancaster Regiment
J Hall
W Hall
J Hallsworth
*W Hallsworth
T Hamer
B Hampson
F P Harper
J Harper
S Harper
H Harrad
G S Harris D.C.M.
S Harris
W Harris
W Harrop
W Hart
T Hartshorn
F Hawkesworth
H Hawkesworth
A Hayes
G Haywood
W Haywood
A Heath
T Hemley
E G Henderson
S Henry
F Heppenstall
G H Herbert
T Hetherington
J Hetherington
R Hirst
C W Hobkinson
H Hodgkinson
J Holford
G Holmes
G W Hooks
A Horsford
J W Hossell
T Hough
H Houghton
Jas Houghton
Joe Houghton
G Houseman
J W Howcroft
W H Howell
F Hoyle
S Hubbard
J Humphries
E A Humphrays
E Ingram
York & Lancaster Regiment
E E Inman M.M.
E Iveson
G E Jackson
R W Jackson
J Jeffs
H Jenkins
G Jenkinson
W Jepson
A Johnson
F Johnson M.M.
H Jones
J E Jones
A C E Jubb
W Kay
A Kelley
J Kelly
J Kendall
A Kendle
W Kennedy
W Kent
F Kerridge
W Kerry
H Keyworth
T Kilner
T King
W King
A E Kirkham
A M Kyte
F G Lamkin
I Lancaster
H Lawson
T Leadbeater
T Leather
T Ledger
B Lee
F Leech
W G Leeman
C Lewis
G Lidster
J Lidster
J W Lilley
J H Littlejohn
H W Liversidge
E T Lloyd
C Lockwood
R Longden
V Lowe
E Lumley
M Malie

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York & Lancaster Regiment
E L McCormick
J McGarry
T Mallett
J Manderson
J W Manns
C A Marcroft
C Marshall
H Marshall
H M Mathewman
W A Medcroft
H G Medley
W Medlock
H Mell
G H Millward
A Miree
E Moorby
R Moore
F W Moreton
A Morgan
A Morley
E Morley
G Morley
G Morris
H Morris
J Morris
Joe Morris
John Morris
S Morris
S Morton
H Mullaney
H Mullins
L Mullins
F Murphy
E Myers
W H Myers
G H Naylor
F Newcombe
A Newey
G W Nicholson
R Nicholson
F North
F B Oldham
L Oliver
W H Orrell
G Oscroft
A Oxborough
C M Oxby
C Parkin
G H Parkin
York & Lancaster Regiment
G W Parkin
O Parkin
W Parkin
D Parkinson
J T Parkinson
O Patterson
C C Payne
H Payne
G Peacock
J J Pearce
*R Peatfield
F Pitt
E Pitson
J Platts
J W Platts
J Pomeroy
H Poxon
J C Poulson
C E Pratt
G Pratt
L Pratt
E Prendergast
A E Price
E A Price
T Price
A Probert
J Rathbone
T Redfern
W Remington
H Richards
P Richardson
E Richmond
W Rieley M.M.
W Rhodes
F Roden
E Rodgers
G Rodgers
*L Roebuck
G Round
H Rushton
A Russell
B S Russell
W T Rutter
J Ryder
C H Salkeld
D H Sanders
F O Sale
F T Scott
A Senior
York & Lancaster Regiment
A Shadlock
J Shakespeare
M Sharkey
S O Sharp
A Shaw
W Shaw
G Shenton
H Sheridan
S Simson
C Simpson
G H Simpson
H Skidmore
J G Slack
J R Slater
A Slinger
T Sloan
G H Smith
J E Smith
S Smith
R E Smith
G W Speed
L Spencer
W Spittle
J Spittlehouse
A Squires
G South
W H Stamp
J Steeple M.M.
W Steeples
W Steer
W Stevenson
A Stinton
F Stockham
J Straw
G H Stringer
G A Suter
J W Swaine
A C Swallow
A E Swallow
H Swan
J A Swift
J W Swift
C Tate
G W Tate
G Taylor
G N Taylor
H Taylor
P Thomas
R Thomas

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York & Lancaster Regiment
E Thompson
F Thompson
S Thompson
J Thorne
A Thorpe
J E Tinsdale
W E Todd
J Tomlinson
E Topliss
J Topliss
*F Townend
V Townsend
S Trueman
J H Trevis
E Turner
H Turner
L Turner
H Turton
G W Tuxford
J W Twiddy
J Twigg
R Twigg
F Underwood
C Uttley
T J Vale
J Vaugham M.M.
W Veitch
J H Vernon
G Vickers
R B Wake
G Wales
A Walker
A Walker
E O Walker
J H Walker
J Waller
Jas Waller
T Walsh
E Walton
F Walton
G H Ward
H Ward
F Warren
A Watson
T A Watson
M D A Westlake
G Wheway
H Whitaker
T C White
York & Lancaster Regiment
W Whitehead
E Whitehouse
J Whiteley
H Widdowson
G Wilby
L Wilkinson
S Wilkinson
M Willey
H William
C F Willis
P Willis
H D Wilson
F W Wilson
W Wilson
G Wing
J Woffinden
J T Woodcock
W Woods
A Woodward
A Wright
E Wright
G Wright
H Wright
W Wright
G F Wroe
I Yarrow
E Yeardley
C York
East Yorkshire Regiment
A Beecher
W Brookes
H Cull
T Denton
J C Green
A Harrison
A Kirk
J W Mapes
E Noyland
A Pashley
A Potts
A Ranby
J Tarpy
C E Tinsley
F Webb
J Winder
Yorkshire Regiment
G C Hodgkinson
W E Ogilvy
J V Townend

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King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

T A Arundel
A Atkinson
F Baddley
F Bailey
A Barber
F Barber
J Barnett
W Bates
S Blackwell
H Briggs
F Burgan
H Butterfield
R Campbell
T H Clarke
S Cooper
W R Cooper
B Dobson
G Drury M.C.
J Dugan
F Ellis
C English
J Fawcus M.M.
L Fisher M.M.
B Flintham
R Foster
C Freebury
C Froggatt
E Froggatt
J Fry
C G Gellatly
W S Gill
J T Goodall
A Green
W Harding
J Harrop
E Harrison
A Hinchcliffe
J Holford
A Hollingsworth
J R Jackson
W James
L B W Jew
G H Johnson
J A Keeling
M Law
W Laycock
W Lindley
W J Lowen
S Lyson
Leslie Peech Aizlewood M.C. A.F.C.
Royal Air Force
C Dutchman
M W Wormald
King's Own Yorkshire Light

J H Maiden
G W Martin
E Millward
B Morris
J J Morris
S Morton
A Parker
J Ray
E L Ray
C Richardson
W Roebuck
J Shaw
J J Stocks
R Sykes
J Taylor
J T Taylor
H Tomlinson
P Turner
W L Tyler
J E Walton
G H Watkinson
S Whiteley
J C Wisehall
T R Worrell
J Wright
West Riding Royal Horse

J E Hicks
A Jeffries
Royal Scots Regiment
W Wright
Royal Dragoons
E Jenkins
A Knowles

West Yorkshire Regiment
E Bates
A Beech
B Bernard
G Biddle
D Bolton
W H Bradbury
H Damms
S Dobson
J Drury
J R Ducker
S Frost
A Harrison
P Hastings
C E Himsworth
W H Hirst
H Hollin
E Jeavons
S Jenkins
B Jones
J Keeley
A Lockwood
J Marshall
C Mason
T Parker
C H Parkinson
C Pinner
J Pounder
J Quinn
R Sayles
F Shakespeare
J Siddaway
E W Simpson
G Sloan
M Stephens
E Watts
I Wilkinson
Royal Marine Light Infantry
D A Bailey
H Boardman D.C.M.
J E Clark
R Cousins
J A Eyre
A Frost
A Layte
F W Matthews
G A Morgan
East Kent Regiment
T Leesley

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Coldstream Guards
G Andrews
C Arnell
J W Bamforth
H Brown
H Eagle
E Guy
J Hancock
G Maugham
E Sparrow
A Steele
O Stephenson
W Webb
F Woodhead
F Wortley
Grenadier Guards
F Carr
H Croft
T H Fisher
W Tomlinson
Life Guards
S Maiden
Scots Guards
P A Andrews
Devon Regiment
S Archer
King's Own Royal Lancaster

C English
R Upstone
King's Liverpool Regiment
W Goy
J Hinchliffe
W F Page
J W Warburton
Norfolk Regiment
H T Smith
E H Utting
Lincoln Regiment
R Bradbury
J Cook
R Davies
E T Dolan
H Globe
A W Lloyd
T Nicholson
Liverpool Regiment
H Cave
Suffolk Regiment
E H Pearce
Northumberland Fusiliers
A C Appleby
H C Appleby
W Atkinson
J Besley
H Bingley
W Cobb
A Crossley
T W Dale
C Dodd
J C Gunn
T Heathcote
W Holmes
R Hoyle
W James
G Jubb
G Keeling
A Martin
G Nunn
A F Pearson
B Richmond
F Richmond
J W Rourke
F C Savage
J Scholes
W Seevers
E Shaw
T Skinnan
R A Sorsby
C Spreckley
B Stevens
J Wells
W Wright
Royal Fusiliers
P Burns
L Fillingham
F E M Grout
J A Hempsall
E Loveday
B Pratt
S H Taylor
F Wilmot
Leicester Regiment
A Hollingdrake
Scots Fusiliers
H Croft
C Hoole
H Morley
A Richardson
C Tyler
Lancashire Fusiliers
J H Day
T W Dickinson
A Foers
H Gordon
W McClenna
J Rabbett
W Senior
J Yeardley
J Wood
Scottish Rifles
W Goss
South Wales Borderers
W Cross
R Hemingway
W Hill
W Horton
J Lockwood
C H Martin
Warwickshire Regiment
B Dixon
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
J Baker
B Cadman
G H Kyte
B Pratt
King's Own Scottish

W Oliver
G Wilson
9th Lancers
S L Boden
Inniskilling Dragoons
W Parkin
10th Hussars
B A Sykes
5th Staffordshire Regiment
A A Andrews
C J Griffin
A Keens
W Wright
Border Regiment
J Stockdale
T W Swallow
East Surrey Regiment
W Cox
East Lancashire Regiment
J Hunt
C W Keeling
G H Lyon

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East Lancashire Regiment
G T Lyons
W Peers
R Williams
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
F Cooper
F Lake
J H Smith
Duke of Wellington's Regiment
J S Cooper
C E Himsworth
E Lunn
J H Lunt
J S Palliser
H Plant
E Steed
C W Whitham
J Wilkinson
Hampshire Regiment
T Bates
C H Parkinson M.M.
Northamptonshire Regiment
M Bettles
Sherwood Foresters
E Appleby
W Baker
H Bean
R T Bolton
H George
S Handley
J H Hinds
S Hodgkinson
F Liversidge
W H Sugden
W Robins
R L Williams
S Wilmot
Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
R Pascoe
Middlesex Regiment
G Byrne
E Meeber
G Westerman
G Wordsworth
Black Watch
H Page
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
L B Newsum
Royal West Kent Regiment
W Dix
Connaught Rangers
J A  Ball
E Banes
H Black
J E Booth
E R Cartwright
E Cuckson
R W Hibbard
G W Jackson
N C Kempston
E Millns
A Morley
G H Parker
H Sharp
J Spellman
E Stevenson
B Tipton
J E Watson
H Woodhouse
Rifle Brigade
W Gee
London Regiment
H Bowen
A E Finch
S Tucker M.M.
Manchester Regiment
H Holmes
J T White
S Wilson
13th Hussars
J Bottom
H Parkes
20th Hussars
H Walker
Highland Light Infantry
*A Midwood
W Ward
North Staffordshire Regiment
E Greenock
A W Smith
Gordon Highlanders
R Ballantyne
H L Moss
Cameron Highlanders
C Davy
H Gray
B E Green
W D Hobson
E W Smith
T Trueman
King's Royal Rifles
J W Brownlow
R Butcher
I Cook
L Crehan
L Haythorne
J Ibbotson
G W Jackson
J E Guy
J Kent
W Ketterick
F S Mace
H Mohady
H Owen
G D Parkes
W Rodgers
T Sugden
J Wall
W Wallis
Essex Regiment
John Hayhurst
S Ledger
Durham Light Infantry
E Barrett
A Barraclough
E Blackburn
H S Booth
J W Caterer
E Coates
A Cook
G Corker
C A Elliott
W L Finney
H Gorrill
W Gray
J Griffith
J Harrison
S Knowles
R Morton
W G Oxley
F Shirtliff
W H Turner
A H Ward
M T White
M Wisehall
S P Wright
Royal Irish Rifles
W D Conroy
F Dodson

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Royal Garrison Artillery
G A Baker
J Barber
W Barber
C A Barker
W Butler
A C Bowen
W Edison
T Edwards
H Frost
T A Gullick
E Jennison
G N Knowles
J E Notley
J Ogley
E Payne
J Postlethwaite
C Shaw
A Slack
W Trollope
J Westby
Royal Horse Artillery
A E Leetch M.M.
Royal Munster Fusiliers
R Clark
G H Crooke
T Cuthbertson
A Fowler
G Fox
G Hale
W Hamer
S Hodgkinson
J Lambert
W Lambert
H Richards
J H Smith
C Stephenson
J Taylor
J Thurman
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
G Priest
Army Service Corps
J Gregory
F Jennison
J W Lee
H F Newell
London Rifle Brigade
J Stansfield
Queens Royal West Surrey

P Brotherton
Royal Field Artillery
W H Attwood
A Bannister
J Bannister
J E Batley
R W Boulton
A Butler
T Clark
T Davenport
T Duncan
W Eyre
B Ferns
A Foster
J Gibbs
G Green
R Hall
A Harper
T Horsfall
P Hoyland
C Hudson
J J Hutton
C Jackson
F Jennison
G H Johnson
F W King
J Lee
T Lidster
C H Mallinson
G Millson
A Milton
A Mitchell
A Morgan
H Myers
J Newell
G North
H Oxby
G H Parkes
C Portman
N Riley
H P Rising
J Smith
E G Stacey
G Sturgeon
E D Taylor
W P Thompson
W Thompson
C Trask
H T Trott
H Vernon
H Wadsworth

Royal Field Artillery
B A Walker
F Walton
H T Walsh
F Ward
W Wilkinson
G W Wingate
H Woodger
A Woodthorpe
H Wright
Royal Army Medical Corps
T Murphy
T W Outram
Machine Gun Corps
H Brooks
F Clark
C Cook
A B Copley
P R Davy
W Dickinson
A Drinknell
R G Garnham
F Green
D L Haag
E H Pearce
J Quinlan
G Richings
W Rodgers
F Roberts
A Simmons
J A Swift
Tank Corps
G Testi
Royal Naval Volunteer

A Abson
William Curran
P Walters
Sportsmens Battalion
Gwyn Hatfield
Cyclist Corps
H Broadhead
W E Davies
J Wood
Labour Corps
C Barnes
A Beech
H Gresham

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Royal Engineers
T Archer
A Asling
A Bick
L E Brierley
G Butcher
H Cheeseborough
F Cheeseman
H Cooper
E Dalton
J W Downey
W Edmunds
C Gough
C A Graham
W Hackett
E Hagger
H P W Halls
R Horsford
J Jackson
W Keeling
W Maleham
E Mangham
S Millward
A T Mitchell
W Morgan
S Oakes
A Payne
G Quayle
A Redfern
P Shaw
H Siddons
R H Stoker
R Thompson
D Thornhill
B C Turner
S A Wales
B A Walker
R Whittington
W Wildsmith
T W Winter
Westminster Rifles
H Hardy
Queen's Westminsters
H N Thorley
Australian Force
A Allatt
Canadian Infantry
H Bickersdirke
South African Infantry
G H Newell

Royal Naval Division
F Bailey
J Binney
W H Bligh
G Brookes
G Carlyne
J Carradice
W Clarke
T Didlock
J Dobson
A H Duke
J Edwards
J W Emery
A Flate
E Fletcher
G Frear
T W Green
L Grimmer
F E Guest
T Gunn
T Hague
C T Harker
H Hattersley
G Heathcote
C Hinchliffe
E Hodkin
J Hocknull
H Jennison
E W Jubb
W Kendrick
A Linton
R Liversidge
H A Martin
T Millican
E Morris
J Oxley
R Pickering
P Pilkington
W Pursglove
P Rothery
G E Russum
*G E Seed
J Shentall
R W Skinner
C Temple
W Thompson
A Turner
J Tuxford
H E Watford
W Winn
J E Wright


Friday 21 October 2022

Cortonwood Wesleyan Methodist Roll of Honour

 * Please follow the link to the My Methodist History website for an image*


My Methodist History


There are some similarities between the names listed here and those on the Brampton Parish Hall Roll of Honour (the precise origin of which is not yet known), however there is insufficient correlation to be able to identify the Methodist Church as a source for that document.  

Some of the men named here are also listed on the memorial at Christ Church,  Brampton Bierlow, the Anglican parish church for the area.


Pte. Samuel Burrows     1977      York and Lancaster Regt.

Bdr. Mark Barker        831708   Royal Field Artillery

Pte. Albert Booth       16554    York and Lancaster Regt.

Pte. George Boldy       479        York and Lancaster Regt.

Sgt. William Clarke      308      2nd Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers

Rifl. James Crawford     467      King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Pte. Albert Crawford  31329       Loyal North Lancashire Regt.

Pte. George Dodds  [15537] King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Pte. Peter Harvey      [52087]    East Yorkshire Regt.

Pte. William Moorhouse     King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Sergt. John Moorhouse     182     York and Lancaster Regt.

Pte. Henry Dean Moorhouse  23791  York and Lancaster Regt.

Pte. Thomas O’Boyle    1805      York and Lancaster Regt.

Corpl. Harry Parsons  [12682]    York and Lancaster Regt.

Sergt. Albert Ryman   7419      1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regt.

Pte. Edward Scott            York and Lancaster Regt.

Pte. Sidney Tomlinson   24019      York and Lancaster Regt.

Pte. Alonzo Turner      12948       York and Lancaster Regt.

Pte. George Wilks        [14244]    York and Lancaster Regt.

L Cpl. Bertram Wilkinson   14/1302   York and Lancaster Regt.

Pte. James Wright       22608      Lancashire Fusiliers


Tuesday 4 October 2022

Barnsley Cemetery - George Law


Law family gravestone in Barnsley Cemetery


War Memorials Register listing

Lives of the First World War

Find A Grave

Photograph by Wayne Bywater taken on 1 May 2018

Grave Location and Inscription: 

H 1258

In Loving Memory of
Mary Ann
The Beloved Wife of
Thomas Edwin Law
of Pogmoor
Who died July 7th 1911
Aged 53 years
Also George, son of the above
Killed in Action Octr 26th 1917
Aged 22 years
"Thy Will Be Done."

Father Thomas Edwin Law is also buried here, he died in 1939 in Beckett Hospital aged 82. Not named on the gravestone. This suggests the date of the inscription was between 1917 and 1939 or Thomas would have been included.

George Law is remembered at Tyne Cot and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

B&DWM BAR07/90

Friday 23 September 2022

Barnsley, Heelis Street Wesleyan Methodist First World War memorial plaque


A brass rubbing of the plaque (click to enlarge),
shown as a negative image edited for colour and contrast
(with thanks to Barnsley Archives)

The picture above was adapted from a brass rubbing of the plaque which was once displayed in the Heelis Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. The original, very large rubbing, which is in blue wax on a pale beige paper, is filed in Barnsley Archives under the Barnsley Pitt Street Chapel along with a number of other rubbings of old memorials to past clergy and distinguished members. See A-2-N/31/8/4/23 in the Barnsley Archives catalogue. Heelis Street Chapel's records are in A-2-N/22 in the same newly catalogued Nonconformist collection at the Archives. 

Note: As of 23 September 2022 I have not yet searched the records of this chapel for mentions of the plaque and its date of unveiling is unknown as no mention of it has been found in the newspapers currently available to me online. 

The chapel no longer exists, having been closed in the 1960s when the records were moved to the Pitt Street Chapel. The building was later demolished and, as can be seen in the image below (the chapel is central in the map snip), so has the terraced housing and close packed courts which used to surround it. The plot where the chapel once stood is still overgrown empty ground possibly because of its steep slope.

1930s map of Heelis Street and surrounding area v 2022 Google map image of the same place
(Map snip from Digimap - copyright for educational purposes only)

There is a picture of the back and side of the chapel on the Barnsley Council Yococo website here.


War Memorials Register listing


To the Glory of God
And in Grateful Memory of

Frederick Barman
Rev Arthur Rose
Albert Benn
Albert H Rose
John Derbyshire         
George Ryan
John J Guest
Albert Salmon
Henry Hudson
Charles Schofield
Arthur Ogley
Ernest Wainwright

 Who Laid Down Their Lives in the
Great War 1914 - 1918

More information:
Most of the men named above were also remembered on the St John's Barebones war memorial. It seems that people often belonged to both the Anglican and Wesleyan congregations in the area.

Two sisters and a brother from the Ogley family
remembered in Barnsley Cemetery

Arthur Ogley was not remembered at St John's, however he was commemorated on his sisters' gravestone in Barnsley Cemetery, as were George Ryan and Ernest Wainwright on their families gravestones.  Those two men WERE both remembered at St John's. 

An inscription like this -

'Also of my dear son / Private Arthur Ogley / who was killed in action in Belgium / July 22nd 1917, aged 37 years'

- on a gravestone where a man is NOT buried makes that gravestone a war memorial in its own right. 

Most of the 157 war memorial gravestones in Barnsley Cemetery can be found listed here.  The page is a work in progress, with thanks to Wayne Bywater for many of the photographs. Both George Ryan and Ernest Wainwright also have individual pages, created by Mary Lipscombe, (which have been linked to their names here in blue) which include photos of their gravestones. 

The Rev. Arthur Rose appears to have just graduated with his BA from the Wesley College in Winnipeg, Canada before he enlisted in 1916. This, as the name suggests, was a college which trained Wesleyan Methodist clergy. He does not appear to be remembered on any other surviving or recorded memorial in Barnsley, although he may be the A. Rose named on the Barnsley Pitt Street Wesleyan Roll of Honour. His photograph appears on the Canadian Virtual Roll of Honour.

Albert H. Rose was also remembered on the Barnsley British Co-operative war memorial and Roll of Honour, and at St John's.

Albert Salmon was also remembered at St Edward's Kingstone. According to his obituary (22 December 1917 in the Barnsley Independent) he had been a teacher at the Heelis Street Wesleyan Sunday School when he enlisted. He married Sarah Ann Barman, who appears to be the sister of Frederick Barman also remembered at Heelis Street, at Pitt Street Wesleyan on 1 January 1916 shortly after attesting for army service. He went out to France in April 1916 as part of a draft from the reserve battalion, 15th York and Lancaster Regiment, and joined the 14th (2nd Barnsley Pals) Battalion York and Lancaster on arrival. More details about Albert can be found in the book 'Kingstone Remembers The Great War 1914-1918' by Gill Brookes.

Charles Schofield was not remembered anywhere else in Barnsley, possibly as he had moved away for work before the war. When he enlisted in 1915 his address was Clyde Terrace, Spennymoor, County Durham, where he was a boot shop manager. His next of kin was his father who still lived in Barnsley at 3 Lingard Street, off Huddersfield Road. His army service records noted that his religious affiliation was Wesleyan.


Gawber, Intake Lane Methodist, Herbert Kellett Plaque


Postcard image of Herbert Kellett's memorial plaque
(with thanks to Barnsley Archives)
The image above is cropped and edited from item A-2-N/57/8/31 at Barnsley Archives in the newly catalogued Nonconformist collection. The original is a postcard sized sepia image. With grateful thanks to all at the Archives.


War Memorials Register listing


 Sacred to the Memory
Gnr. Herbert Kellett, R.G.A.
Who fell in the Great War July 10th 1917
in his 26th year.
For many years Organist and a devoted worker of this church
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condem,
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will Remember Them

Further Research:
The records at Barnsley Archives also include a book of Trustees' Meeting Minutes which record two brief mentions of Herbert Kellett. (A-2-N/57/3/1/1)

12 Jan 1918 - 'Resolved that Mr W Picard be appointed Organist and Choir Master in succession to Mr Herbert Kellett who had fallen in action in the past year.'

11 Feb 1924 - ' ... that permission be given to erect a marble tablet in the Chapel for the late Herbert Kellett.'

There was no further mention of the plaque in the book referenced above. Nothing was found about this memorial in a search of the Barnsley Chronicle 1914 to 1930 or in the newspapers currently available through the British Newspaper Archive online. 

Herbert Kellett:
His obituary was printed in the Barnsley Chronicle on 21 July 1917, on p.8 and in the Barnsley Independent, with a photograph, on 28 July 1917. The following notes include information and quotes from these obituaries.

Herbert Kellet from the Barnsley
Independent 28 July 1917
(with thanks to Barnsley Archives)
Herbert was the son of Frank Kellett and Amelia (nee Walker) of 34 Southwell Street, Barnsley. He was baptised at St Thomas Church, Gawber on Christmas Day 1891.  He had an older sister, Alice and an older brother William James.

Before the war Herbert 'was employed in the furniture trade by Mr Drake of Sheffield Road'. He was the 'organist at the Pogmoor and Gawber Wesleyan Chapel, and the Gawber Wesleyan Church, and a member of the Gawber Adult School'. He became the organist at the Sunday School in 1906 and the Chapel organist in 1909 when he was only 18 years old.

He served in the Royal Garrison Artillery and 'went out to France in October 1916'. When he was killed he was attached to the 94th Siege Battery. Herbert went out with a group of volunteers who were attempting to recover the body of an officer who had been killed when his observation post was hit by artillery fire. Sadly the group was also hit by an exploding shell  which killed two men, including Herbert, and wounding several others. Herbert's officer, Lieutenant R.A. Somerville wrote to Amelia Kellett explaining that he 'died suddenly, being hit on the head'. 

Herbert was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemtery, Belgium and is recorded on the  Commonwealth War Graves Commission website . He was also remembered on the war memorial at Gawber Church, which was unveiled on Sunday 15 June 1924.

Herbert's parents died in 1943 and 1958 and are both buried in the churchyard at St Thomas' Gawber.


Tuesday 12 July 2022

Felkirk St Peter's Church - John Fraser Hoyland memorial plaque

Memorial Plaque to Captain John Fraser Hoyland

 Photographed by Wayne Bywater in July 2022


War Memorials Register listing

War Memorials Online listing

St Peter's Church, Finsthwaite, War Memorial (on War Memorials Online)
On the above page it notes that there is also a memorial bell for Captain John Fraser Hoyland in the church at Finsthwaite. 

Clock and Bells at St Peter's Church, Finsthwaite (on the IWM's War Memorials Register)


In Ever Honoured Memory Of / John Fraser Hoyland / Captain 4th Batt Lancashire / Fusiliers Only Child of Clement / Edward & Louisa Eddie Hoyland / of Stock Park Finsthwaite Co / Lancs & Only Grandchild of  / John & Mary Anne Hoyland / of Brierley

He Fell in Action at Mocquet / Farm Thiepval France on / Sept 26 1916 aged 21 Years

Dominus Dedit Dominus Abstulit / Sit Nomen Domini Benedictum*

Where further information has been discovered for this man it will be linked to another page on this site or to an external site (look for a blue link).  In this way we try to avoid duplication and encroaching on the research of other groups and individuals.

John Fraser Hoyland

Captain Hoyland is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial in France, and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  

Malvern College First World War Casualty - Captain John Fraser Hoyland

John Fraser Hoyland on the Wakefield Family History Sharing Blog


*The Latin text translates as, 'The Lord has given, the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord'. (according to Google Translate)