Sunday, 23 July 2017



If you have a photograph of an individual who died in the First World War, and they have a connection to Barnsley, we would be very grateful for a copy of the photograph.

We are aiming to have the first draft of the Roll of Honour available to view in the Barnsley Archives this November. We want the public to be able to check their relative is included and that we haven't missed anyone out before committing to a final edition. The final version will be published to coincide with the the armistice centenary in 2018.
Examples of photographs that have previously been shared with us
This will be a one-time opportunity to produce a book that properly honours the individuals from Barnsley, who died in the service of their Country. Once the book has been printed the opportunity to show your relative's photograph on the paper Roll of Honour will be lost forever.

If you have a photograph you should send it to: with your name as the source as this will also be included alongside the photograph. If you have difficulty copying the photo, please contact us and we will be able to help.
Image with thanks to the Barnsley Archives.
The BWMP will be doing our part to find photographs as well. The Barnsley Archives has generously given us permission to search the old newspapers for images to include.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Cawthorne All Saints Churchyard George Wilkinson

George Wilkinson memorial Headstone in All Saints Churchyard, Cawthorne.
Photo taken 12th March 2017

In loving memory of / Hannah / The beloved wife of / Walter Wilkinson / Who died Sept. 3rd 1918 / Aged 56 years. / Rest in Peace / Also of George, son of the above / Who fell in action near / Langemarck No. 6th 1917 / Age 28 years. / Also of Doris, Their daughter / Who died in infancy. / also of the above Walter Wilkinson,/ Who died sept. 27th 1928, / Aged 73 years. //

Service details:
Pte. George Wilkinson, 32423, South Lancashire Regiment 2nd/4th Bn. Died 06th November 1917, Age 28.

Memorials that remember George Wilkinson:
Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 92 to 93 and 162A.

Links: - Service details
Lives of the First World War - Page

Cawthorne All Saints Churchyard Walter Sykes

Walter Sykes memorial headstone in All Saints churchyard, Cawthorne.
Photograph taken 12th March 2017
In / loving memory / of  / Pte / Walter Sykes / The beloved son of / Thomas & Sarah Sykes, / Killed in action May 5th 1915 / Aged 23 Years. //

Service details:
Pte. Walter Sykes, 15874, East Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Bn. Killed in Action 5th May 1915, Age 23.

Other memorials that remember Walter Sykes:
Cawthorne War Memorial, Cawthorne Museum, Taylor Hill, Cawthorne
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Panel 21 and 31.

Links: - Sevice details
Lives of the First World War - Page

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Unidentified Men

This is the current list of unidentfied names on Barnsley war memorials:

Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque
Norton H B
Thorpe G

Barnsley Regent Street Congregational Church Memorial Plaque
Jones Ernest
Stocks John R

Barnsley, British Co-Operative Society Memorial, Co-Op Funeralcare, Huddersfield 
Hall A
Richardson R
Shearman Arthur

Barnsley, Buckley Street & Ebenezer Chapel, Roll of Honour
Clare John
Harrison John
Dobson Charles

Barnsley, Cordwainers Society, Memorial Scroll
Swift J

Barnsley, Pitt Street Wesleyan, Roll of Honour
Anderson ?
Ellison F
Flockton H

Barnsley, St John's Church, Barebones Memorial Tablet
Beecroft Ernest
Ogden Walter

Barnsley, St Mary's Church, Combined Memorial
Bedford W

Barnsley, St Peter's Church, Doncaster Road Memorial Tablet
Craig D
Fenton D
Herbert C H
Pratt E
Rood W
Thompson F
Tindall A Wt

Barnsley, Swimming Baths, Race Street, Barnsley
Westby F

Old Town, St Paul's, WW1 Memorial Board
Clegg J

Hoyle Mill War Memorial, Bethel Chapel, Pontefract Road, Hoyle Mill
Benson Frank
Williams Allen

Bolton on Dearne, Bolton On Dearne Board School, Furlong Road
Conville D

Bolton on Dearne, Dearne Townships Memorial, Bolton on Dearne Cemetery
Bailey J W
Chapman G
Clarke H
Collier C
Denton T W
Elliott J
Evans R
Haines C
Hall J
Haston H
Hodgeson H
Mitchell W
Morris S
Parkes G
Parkin J W
Smith F
Unwin H
Watson C
Wright E

Carlton War Memorial, St Johns Church, Church Street, Carlton
Browne Harold
Greenwood Frank
Hewitt George
Lindsay Francis
Murray Jack
Roberts Jack
Russell Frank
Williams George
Wood Walter

Cawthorne War Memorial, Cawthorne Museum, Taylor Hill, Cawthorne
Clarke A
Cole A C

Cortonwood Colliery WW1, Knollbeck Lane, Brampton
Blaydes A
Cocking A
Cutler C
Dunn E
Evans T
Foster W
Frost G R
Guest C
Hayes G
Metcalfe A
Rowbottom W
Smith T E
Spence H E
Watson T
Wilson W

Cudworth Village Club, WW1 Memorial Plaque
Boulter J
Emery W
Hough G
Mannion J
Richardson J

Cudworth War Memorial, St John's Church, Cudworth
Bowering J
Brookes J
Ellis C
Henton G
Horton A
Parks C F
Williams H
Williams T

Darfield Main WW1 Roll of Honour, Maurice Dobson Museum & Heritage 
France J
Harrison W
Hill H

Darfield, All Saints Church, WW1 Memorial tablet
Chapman A

Darfield, Darfield Cenotaph, Welfare Park, Church Street
Walton A

Darfield, Middlewood Shrine, A635
Brown W R

Goldthorpe, St John And St Mary Magdalene, Lockwood Road
Blanchford H
Brammah E
Dolan W
Froggatt S
Lidgett E
May S
Morris J

Grimethorpe St Lukes, Book of Remembrance
Chiltern Albert
Burton J
Hemmingway Henry
Hill Thomas
Leonard George Bollanse
Quinn William

Grimethorpe Working Men's Club, WW1 Roll of Honour, Brierley Road
Jessop R T
Nutter John
Saunders Thomas

Hoyland Nether, Roll of Honour, Hoyland Library
Kay Frank
Lovatt Richard

Hoyland, War Memorial, West St & Kirk Balk, Hoyland
Sharpe Fred
Benson Thomas Henry
Kennedy Thomas
Lovatt Walter
Pye Harold
Turner Edwin

Jump And Hemingfield War Memorial, Cemetery Road, Jump
Bower J
Carr A
Haigh S
Helliwell L
Robinson C

Mapplewell and Staincross War Memorial, Blacker Road, Mapplewell
Atkins Willie
Johnson William Henry
Taylor William

Penistone Grammar School, Old Boys Memorial
Firth A
Schofield B

Royston War Memorial, St John the Baptist, Church Street, Royston
Parnell G
White H
Woodcock C

Thurgoland War Memorial, Smithy Hill, Thurgoland
Cole H
Giles Percy
Williams G

Thurnscoe, St Helens Church, Memorial Plaque WW1
Wilkes J

Wentworth War Memorial
Cave George Thomas
Clarke Robert
Cox Charles
Dean George
Jubb Edward
Sutton Herbert

Wombwell Conservative & Unionist Club, WW1 Roll of Honour, Park Rd
Dickenson Fred

Wombwell War Memorial, St Mary's Church, Wombwell
Booth A
Booth W M
Booth T
Burton Jl
Clegg H A
Doughty J
Flint E
George W
Hollings J A

Hydes E D
Jones J H
Lees H
Lowe J
Moore J
Naylor J
Robey R A
Robinson Alfred
Scott R
Steele E
Taylor A T

Wombwell, Nu Well Shopping Mall, Wombwell Reform Club Members - WW1
Marshall C

Wombwell, St Marys Church, Wombwell Book Of Remembrance
Ashton J Dennis
Blunt C
Booth J
Bootham W H
Burgin C
Fannan J
Littlewood H D
Robinson A L
Robinson G
Wright J W
Wroe Harry

Wombwell, St Marys Church, Wombwell Church Of England Mens Society - WW1
Johnson John
Sands William
Thorpe George Frederick
Thorpe William

Worsbrough Combined Memorial, St Thomas And St James Church, Worsborough Dale
Fletcher James Herbert
White William

Worsbrough Common, St Lukes Church, Highstone Road
Wood A

Wortley, Lychgate, St Leonards Church, Wortley
Harker Charles Wortley, Lychgate, St Leonards Church, Wortley

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Change of Administration of this Website

As of 26th October 2016 this site will undergo a change of administration.  Please direct any queries to

We also have a Twitter account @bnslywarmems
and a Facebook page  Barnsley War Memorials Project 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Friday, 23 September 2016

Meeting in October - Topics for Discussion

We usually hold a General meeting in October. We have the offer of a room in Barnsley Town Hall (thanks to Barnsley Archives) on a Tuesday morning from 11am to 12 noon.  

This meeting has now been confirmed for 25th of October in Room 10 of Barnsley Town Hall at 11am for one hour. All welcome.  Reports from local Barnsley groups researching their memorials and men would be welcomed.

Last year we were visited by Councillor Joe Hayward who spoke about Barnsley Council's Somme100 commemoration plans. Can anyone suggest a speaker or visitor for this year?

We now have several topics for discussion at the proposed meeting in October:

Coloured clip art headed AGENDA with 4 bullet points and lines
Should the BWMP join the Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust, as a group? This would entitle us to attend events at Experience Barnsley and network with Councillors and Heritage organisations.

How are we going to produce and fund our Roll of Honour? Loose leaf folder or try for some funding for a proper book or books?

Could we work with similar groups in other towns, eg Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Wakefield and so on? Would we be interested in getting involved in such a project with large scale Lottery funding if one was set up?

We were offered free training by Civic Voice in surveying the condition of our war memorials and submitting reports to the War Memorials Trust.
Shall we take up this offer?

Keep the suggestions coming!

Friday, 19 August 2016

Barnsley, Silkstone to Somme plaque, Cooper Memorial Gardens

Photo taken on 11 August 2016

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph shared on Twitter by Councillor Joe Hayward

[York and Lancaster Regiment Badge]

13th & 14th Battalions / York and Lancaster Regiment / Barnsley Pals / From Silkstone to the Somme //