Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Barnsley Cemetery Tom Lindsey


Tom Lindsey is remembered on his parents' gravestone
(photo taken 4 June 2018)


War Memorials Register listing

War Memorials Online listing

Lives of the First World War

Photograph by Wayne Bywater

Grave Location and Inscription:

S 588

In Loving Memory of / Our Dear Father & Mother / George and Phyllis Lindsey / Died April 4th 1943, aged 70 years / And Jan 4th 1945, aged 71 years / Also Tom, son of the above / Killed in Action in France April 29th 1918 / Also Walter, son of the above / Who died in Infancy. / Also Muriel Cooper, granddaughter of the above / Died Dec 9th 1925, aged 1 year & 9 months.

He is not commemorated on any other war memorial in Barnsley that we are aware of.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial  and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

B&DWM #BAR07/115

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Wath upon Dearne, Church Street, Second World War Memorial Panel


Second World War Memorial Panel adjacent to the FWW memorial in Wath upon Dearne
(click to enlarge)


War Memorials Register listing

War Memorials Online listing

Genuki listing

Second World War - RotherhamWar Memorials
Researched by MAC. Includes short biographies of the men and women

Photographed by Nigel Croft on 25 September 2021


In Proud and Ever Living Memory of Those
Who Gave Their Lives in the World War
1939 - 1945

The names below are divided into four columns. The left-hand column is headed Royal Navy, the middle two columns are headed Army, the right-hand column is headed Royal Air Force.

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.

Royal Navy
Ashley, Harry Bradley
Ballans, Harry
Barker, Kenneth Dudley
Carnill, Ronald
Dove, Albert
Frost, Mark Leslie
Galloway, John
Hartley, Stanley
Haslam, Jack
Hill, Roy
Holman, Harold
Law, Douglas
Sands, Thomas Stanley
Tingle, Frank
Wake, Fred
Wilson, Douglas
Wilson, Roland
Wilson, Ronald

Buckley, Jack Kenneth
Burkinshaw, Charles Leonard
Cadman, Georg Edward
Carr, Cecil
Catling, Frederick
Chapman, Ernest
Chapman, John
Cooper, Frank
Edwards, John Dunstan
Griffiths, Samuel Richard
Hancock, Harry
Harding, Bernard
Hargreaves, Frederick Smeltar
Harper, Holly Ashton
Hewitt, Ronald
Hinchcliff, Patrick
Howarth, Percy
Humphreys, Cyril
Ingman, Albert Fawley
McEvoy, Harold
Lambert, Howard Slater
Needham, David Dalton
Pearson, Jim
Parsons, Douglas
Pike, Edgar James
Pearce, Joseph
Rawlinson, Bruce
Rawlinson, Walter
Shephard, Eva Jane
Sickler, Kenneth
Turton, William
Waterhouse, Thomas
Wroot, William Richard

Royal Air Force
Baxter, John Lawrence
Beaumont, Arthur
Hanley, Reginald Kerin
Hargreaves, Bernard James
Harvey, William
Hart, Frank
Hollings, Harry Rginald
Kendal, Kenneth
Lyons, Thomas Leo
Myers Thomas Herbert
Peploe, Frank
Picton, Jack
Rawson, George Edward
Stamper, Percy


Saturday, 9 October 2021

Wath upon Dearne, All Saints Church, Wath Main Colliery Memorial


Wath Main Colliery Memorial, now in All Saints Church
(photographed 25 September 2021)


War Memorials Register listing

War Memorials Online listing

Genuki listing

Photographed by Nigel Croft

Researched and Transcribed by BarnsleyHistorian


To the Glorious Memory of the Men
of the Wath Main Colliery
Whose Names are Recorded Here.
Who Gave their Lives in the Great War,
Their Name Liveth for Evermore.

The Wath Main Colliery war memorial was unveiled on Saturday 12 November 1922 by Captain B. H. Pickering M.C., a former manager of the Colliery. It was positioned on the wall between the new pay offices and surrounded by a semi-circular iron fence with steps at the base. There are 125 names on this memorial. 

It would be nice to have a photograph of the memorial in its original position in the Colliery yard. I have tried to work out where it might have been on an old map and this is my best guess. The semi-circular lines just below my red marker might be the fence referred to above.

1967 map of Wath Main Colliery yard. Is this the location of the war memorial?
Image from

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.

Adams, C
Addy, A
Ashwin, G J H
Banks, C
Barlow, A
Barrs, G E
Batty, A
Beevers, A
Bell, J
Bennett, J E
Blackwell, R
Boldy, G
Booth, J
Bower, E
Briant, B H
Brookes, A
Burdin, C
Bywater, G W
Calvert, H
Castle, H
Catling, G A
Cave, H
Clark, A J
Clarke, J W
Clarke, W A
Clearey, J
Coggin, T
Collier, T
Cook, A
Cook, G
Crossley, A
Cusworth, C
Cutts, E
Dickinson, S V
Dickinson, T
Durose, F
Earl, W E
Ellis, B E
Farrar, R
Finerty, P
Fletcher, S
Froggatt, P
Frost, A W
Fullwood, W
Garbett, F
Garbutt, V
Griffiths, W
Hague, J
Hardy, A
Harrison, T
Hatfield, G H
Heppenstall, G
Hessam, W
Hill, E
Horton, J
Hubbard, J
Hudson, H
Hutchinson, W
Johnson, F
Johnson, J
Jones, R A
Kershaw, J W
Kettlewell, G
Kirby, W
Law, L A
Lidster, C T
Limber, J
Lister, W
Mangham, E
Mansell, E
Marshall, G
Matthews, G
Matthews, J
Monks, W
Moore, H
Moore, M
Morley, J
Newham, J
Newton, G
Norris, E
Osborne, H
Oxer, W
Pears, H
Pearson, G
Petty, W H
Pyott, T J
Pyott, W P
Roberts, W H
Robinson, C A
Roper, W
Ryalls, H
Sanderson, O
Scott, F J
Severns, J
Shaw, P A
Simister, A
Simms, A H
Simpson, G
Sleight, E D
Smeaton, J T
Smith, A
Smith, S
Smith, W
South, G
Summers, J
Sutton, W
Swallow, J T
Sykes, A
Thompson, M
Thompson, T W
Thornsby, R H
Trickett, H
Turner, A
Turner, J A
Vickers, L
Watson, W
White, E
Whitham, C
Wibberley, J
Wilde, T H
Williams, J
Wilson, F B
Wilson, R
Worrall, J


Wath upon Dearne, Church Street, First World War Memorial Cross


FWW Memorial Cross with SWW panels on wall behind

FWW names Adams to Hessam

FWW names Heppenstall to Pearson

FWW names Perry to Wroe

Additional names (this photo by Sally Jowitt 9 July 2019)


Photographed by Nigel Croft 19 March 2017 (except for the final one)
(In very bright sunshine, we had difficulty getting good pictures of the first two panels that day, so the photos have been edited to improve legibility. The sun was just right for the third panel as you can see!)

Researched and Transcribed by BarnsleyHistorian


[art deco style lettering carved into the stone of the base in relief]
In / Proud And / Ever Living / Memory Of / The Men Of / This Town / Who Gave / Their Lives / In The / Great War / 1914-1918

[on a small metal plaque in raised gothic style font]
This Memorial erected by the townspeople Wath and district was unveiled by / Major A. D. B. Johnson M. A.  T. D. on the 25th of September 1921

Newspaper photo from Find My Past

The memorial's location, on the edge of the churchyard at All Saints, Wath, was not the original proposal. That would have seen the memorial erected on High Street, in front of Cross House, better known now as The Church House J D Wetherspoons pub. (Penistone, Stocksbridge and Hoyland Express, 27 March 1920, p.10.) 
The change of site to the Town Hall grounds was announced in early March 1921. It seems that the Committee had faced problems buying the land initially proposed. Voluntary subscriptions had been collected and the fund then stood at £700 which would be sufficient to cover all costs if the memorial location was changed. (Mexborough and Swinton Times, 5 March 1921, p.3.)

The unveiling of the Wath-upon-Dearne and West Melton War Memorial Cross on Sunday 25 September 1921, by Major E. D. B. Johnson, was reported in the Penistone, Stocksbridge and Hoyland Express on 1 October 1921, p.8. The Lord Bishop of Sheffield dedicated the memorial (see photo above). The memorial was officially handed over to the local authority of Wath, for safe custody in perpetuity, and accepted by Councillor Marshal Robson on behalf of the town. 

During the singing of hymns hundreds of wreaths and flowers were placed by the memorial by relatives of the men lost. Friendly Societies and Clubs placed wreaths on behalf their fallen members.
The cross was described as being of 'Bolton Wood stone', and standing 18 feet high. Oddly the inscription was recorded as reading, "In proud and ever-living memory of the men of this town who have their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918. The names of the 244 men whose memories the monument is intented to perpetuate are recorded thereon." (This second sentence does not appear on the memorial today.) The name panels were of bronze and the newspaper report included a full list of names. 

There are 244 names on the three main panels on the base of the memorial and another 12 on a small additional panel. The book, Wath upon Dearne War Memorial, 1914-1918 by G A Mangham (2021) suggests that five of the names are duplicate entries and two were not actually casualties, leaving 249 individual men.
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.

First Panel
Adams, Charles H
Ashwin, Guy J H
Askee, Thomas
Ball, George
Barlow, Arthur
Barrs, George E
Beevers, Edwin
Beevers, Joseph
Bird, Walter
Blackburn, Joseph
Booth, W M
Bower, A
Bower, Ernest
Briggs, George
Briggs, Tom
Brooke, Albert
Brown, G E
Burdin, Clifford
Burland, Ellis
Burland, Joseph
Butler, Harry
Calvert, Harry
Carr, Clifford
Casswell, Herbert
Castle, Herbert
Catling, George
Clark, Albert J
Clark, James
Clarke, George
Clarke, William A
Clarke, William
Clegg, Albert
Coggan, Thomas
Collier, Truelove
Cooke, James
Creamer, Theo W
Crook, Arthur
Crook, William
Crossley, Arthur
Cusworth, Charles
Cusworth, William
Dickinson, Frank
Dickinson, Stanley
Dickinson, Thomas
Dodson, George
Dryden, George E
Duffy, T Bernard
Earl, W E
Ellis, Ben
Ellis, Reginald
Espley, Alfred
Evans, Frank
Evans, H Theo
Eyre, Fred
Fletcher, Sam
Fox, Ernest
Fretwell, William H
Froggatt, Benjamin
Fullwood, William
Garbett, Enoch
Garbutt, Fred
Garbutt, Vivian
Gething, Thomas
Gill, Arthur
Gilford, William
Glew, F
Gray, John W
Greaves, George W
Greaves, James
Green, Roebuck
Greenway, James W
Groves, Stanley V
Guest, Charles A
Hadwin, Harry
Hardy, Albert
Harrison, Harold
Harrison, Thomas
Hartley, Frank
Harwood, John
Heaton, Fred
Hemsworth, H
Hessam, Walter

Second Panel
Heppenstall, George
Hewitt, James W
Hirst, William
Holmes, Robert
Holmes, Tom
Hopwood, Joseph
Horne, Oriel
Horsfield, Tom
Howson, Harry
Hudson, Henry
Hulley, Frank
Humphreys, Ernest
Hunt, Albert
Ibbetson, Cyril
Jackson, Joseph
Jaques, Tom
Jewsbury, George
Johnson, Cuthbert C
Johnson, Ernest E
Johnson, Frank
Johnson, John
Johnson, John M
Jones, R R
Keefe, John
Kemp, Ernest
Kettlewell, George
Kinshott, Arthur
Kirby, Harry
Kirby, Wilson
Knowles, William
Lander, J R
Langford, S L A
Larkin, Arthur
Law, Leonard A
Lawton, James
Lee, Wilfrid
Lidster, Clifford
Lightley, Albert
Lightley, Richard
Limer, John
Lister, G T
Locke, Horace
Longley, George E
Lord, Joseph H
Maclean, Harry A
Maclean, George A
Mangham, Ernest
Mangham, George
Mansbridge, John A
Mansell, Ernest
Markham, Harry
Markham, William
Marsden, Harry
Marwood, Charles H
Matthews, George
Matthews, Joseph
Metcalf, Albert
Mitchell, J Spencer
Mitchell, Tom
Monks, Walter J
Moore, Harry
Moore, Mark
Morris, David
Munro, Simon
Newton, George
Nicholls, Herbert
Nightingale, W Harry
Norris, Charles R
Norris, Ernest
Oates, William
Oldham, Albert E
Osborne, Harry
Otter, William
Outram, James
Outram, John
Paskell, Ernest
Patrick, Fred W
Pears, Herbert
Pears, James
Pearson, George

Third Panel
Perry, Richard
Petty, William H
Phelps, H G
Pilley, Herbert
Pyatt, William F
Pyott, Albert
Pyott, Thomas J
Ranyard, W W
Redgewell, Alfred
Reed, Ernest
Reid, Bruce
Riddell, Ernest E
Roberts, William H
Robinson, Herbert
Roper, Walter
Rouse, Harry
Rowan, John H
Royle, Ernest
Ryalls, Harry
Ryman, Albert
Salmons, John
Sanderson, Sam
Scott, Ernest
Scott, Fred J
Scott, Walter
Sellars, Walter
Severn, Ernest
Shaw, Percy A
Simister, Alfred
Simms, Albert H
Simms, Henry N
Skirrow, Walter
Sleight, E Douglas
Smalley, Albert
Smeaton, John T
Smith, Charles
Smith, C Arthur
Smith, Charles W
Smith, James
Smith, John T
Smith, Sydney
Smith, Walter
South, George
Speight, John W
Spencer, Clifford
Stamper, Ernest
Stables, Sam
Stainthorpe, Herbert
Stansfield, Thomas
Steer, William
Stocks, Edmund L
Stocks, Fred W
Stone, James
Swallow, Alfred
Swallow, Richard
Swift, Harry
Sykes, Alfred
Sykes, John
Tate, G William
Taylor, George H
Taylor, James A
Taylor, Thomas A
Thompson, Ernest
Thompson, Michael
Thompson, Thomas W
Trout, Thomas
Turton, Fred
Turton, James
Twite, Sydney
Venables, Horace
Waddington, Edgar
Waddington, William
Wade, Burton E
Watson, Thomas
Watson, Walter
White, Ernest
Whiteley, John
Willcock, Harry
Wilson, William
Winfield, Richard
Wright, Albert
Wroe, George

Additional Names
Bradbury, Herbert
Cleary, James
Hirst, George
Hoyland, Percy
Hulme, Percy
Lister, William
Newham, James
Saunders, Arthur
Simpson, George
Smith, Herbert
Swift, Harold
Wright, Robert


Friday, 8 October 2021

Wath upon Dearne, All Saints, York and Lancaster Memorial


York and Lancaster Regiment Memorial


War Memorials Register listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by Nigel Croft 25 September 2021

Research by BarnsleyHistorian


To the Everlasting
Honour and
Glory of the
8,814 Officers
Officers and Men
of the
York & Lancaster
Regiment who Fell
in the Great War
1914 --------------1919

The bronze plaque is headed by a York and Lancester badge flanked by four more Yorkshire roses.
To the left of the first four lines of text there is a Columbus or Templar style cross. The whole is framed in white marble. 

Reported in the Mexborough and Swinton Times, 25 April 1915, p.8.
The unveiling ceremony took place on Saturday 18 April 1925. Identical plaques were to be have been unveiled by Lord Plumer that same weekend in Barnsley, Rotherham and Pontefract. However due to his illness the Wath plaque was unveiled by Mrs Mitchell, of Sandygate, Wath, and widow of Colonel Thomas W H Mitchell. The opportunity was also taken to 'lay up' the colours of the 2nd/5th Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment in the church. 

The "Last Post" was sounded by the drums and bugles outside the church, and the colour of the 2nd/5th Battalion was then brought into the church by an escort, handed to Colonel Rhodes, who subsequently handed it to the Vicar, who placed it on the altar. 

The Battalion Colours in All Saints, Wath, bearing Honours for many
First World War battles such as Gallipoli, Passchendaele and Messines.


Wath upon Dearne, All Saints Church, Charles Cuthbert Johnson plaque


Charles Cuthbert Johnson plaque
(photographed 25 September 2021)


War Memorials Register listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by Nigel Croft


To the Glory of God
And the Dear Memory of
Charles Cuthbert Johnson
Elder son of
Charles Haywood Johnson
of Wath-upon-Dearne
2nd Lieut. Royal Engineers
First West Riding Field Coy.
Twenty-Ninth Division
British Mediterranean
Expeditionary Force
Killed in Action in the
Gallipoli Peninsula
on 6th June 1915
Aged 38 years

The plaque includes a Royal Engineers badge surrounded by blue mosiac, embedded in a frame of carved foliage resting in the centre of an elaborate pediment. At the bottom of the plaque more carved leaves support the frame with a Templar style cross in the centre of the foliage. The text is framed by tiny carved grapes, vines and foliage with touches of blue mosiac in the background. 

The Mexborough and Swinton Times on 4 August 1917 (p.2) described the mural tablet as a 'work of art'. The dedication had taken place the previous Sunday, 29 July 1917. 


Wath upon Dearne, All Saints, Reredos and Dedicatory plaques, formerly St James Church

Two Framed Lists of Names of Fallen
Men from St James

The Reredos from St James Church in the Lady Chapel at All Saints, Wath
(with apologies for the photo quality, this is an enlarged
and stretched section of the background of another photo)


War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by Nigel Croft 25 September 2021

Researched and Transcribed by BarnsleyHistorian

Inscription on both plaques:

European War
To the Glory of God in Memory of the Fallen
From the District of Saint James, this Reredos is Erected
Greater love hath no man than this, that
A man lay down his life for his friends
At Rest
Jesu, Mercy


The dedication and unveiling of the carved oak Reredos at St James Church, Wath-in-Dearne (sic), took place on Thursday 18 March 1920. It was reported in the Mexborough and Swinton Times on 20 March 1920. The names of 70 men of the parish who had fallen in the war were read out and were listed in the newspaper report.  
However, there are 82 names on the above framed plaques, 40 on the first shown and 42 on the second. Both lists are almost entirely in alphabetical order and are different from each other. 
There are some spelling differences between the newspaper report and the plaques, for example Garbett and Garbutt or Pyott and Pyot and even Burdin and Durdin!

The information on the IWM War Memorials Register is somewhat inaccurate. A submission will be made, including the above images, with a request to update the entry for this memorial.  


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.

Newspaper Listing
G H Ashwin
G Burdin
A Barlow
C Carr
T W Creamer
J W Clark
W A Clarke
A J Clarke
T B Duffy
G Dodson
W E Earl
F Eyre
A Espley
S Fletcher
G W Greaves
J W Greenway
V Garbutt
E Garbutt
F Garbutt
C A Guest
H Hadwin
R Holmes
E Humphrey
H Howson
F Heaton
C Ibberson
J Jackman
E E Johnson
W Kirby
J R Landon
W Lister
H Locke
J Matthews
H Moore
H A Maclean
G A Maclean
H Nicholls
S Munro
J A Mansbridge
A E Oldham
G Oates
H Osborn
H Pears
W F Pyott
T J Pyott
A Pyott
J Pears
H Robinson
W H Roberts
E Reid
A Redgewell
N Stainthorpe
S Stables
W Steer
W Selelrs [presumably Sellars?]
J Salmon
J W Stocks
E L Stocks
S Sanderson
C W £mith [presumably Smith]
J Sykes
A Sykes
E Thompson
F Turton
J Turton
S Twite
G Wroe
J Whiteley
E Waddington
T Coggin

First Plaque Shown Above
Name Place Date
Ashwin, G H
Barlow, A
Clark, J W
Clark, A J
Clarke, W A
Carr, C
Creamer, T W
Earl, W E
Espley, A
Eyre, F
Fletcher, S
Garbett, E
Garbett, F
Garbutt, V
Holmes, R
Howson, H
Hadwin, H
Heaton, F
Ibbetson, C
Jackson, J
Johnson, E E
Kirby, W
Locke, H
Lister, W
Munroe, S
Mansbridge, J A
Nicholls, H
Osborne, H
Oldham, A E
Pyot, A
Pyot, W F
Pears, H
Redgwill, A
Stocks, F W
Stocks, E L
Sykes, A
Sykes, J
Turton, J
Thompson, E
Wroe, G
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Jutland Battle
Nov 1916
July 1916
Mar 1918
Sept 1918
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July 1916
July 1918
Aug 1917
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Feb 1918
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July 1916
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July 1916
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Aug 1918
July 1917
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Sep 1916
Aug 1915
March 1918
Feb 1918
May 1916
Sept 1917
Oct 1917
Aug 1915
May 1917
Sept 1915
Sept 1915
Nov 1915
July 1917
Oct 1917
July 1916
Sept 1916

Second Plaque Shown Above 
Name Place Date
Bird, W
Briggs, G
Clegg, A
Coggan, T
Dodson, G
Duffy, T B
Durdin, C
Fox, S
Gething, T
Gillford, W
Greenway, J W
Greaves, G W
Guest, C A
Harwood, J
Humphreys, E
Sanders, J R
Lee, W
Maclean, H A
Maclean, G A
Matthews, [smudge]
Marwood, C H
Moore, H
Norris, C R
Oates, G
Pears, J
Pyot, T J
Ranyard, W W
Reed, E
Roberts, W H
Robinson, H
Salmons, J
Sanderson, S
Sellars, W
Steer, W
Smith, C W
Stainthorpe, H
Stables, S
Turton, F
Twite, S
Waddington, E
Whiteley, J
Percy, R
Mediterranean Sea
Oct 1917
Mar 1918
Oct 1916
Mar 1918
Sept 1915
Sept 1918
July 1918
June 1917
Apl 1917
June 1918
Dec 1918
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July 1916
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Apl 1918
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