Friday, 29 November 2013

Bolton Upon Dearne Board School Memorial, Furlong Road, Bolton upon Dearne

War Memorial in the form of an Inglenook fireplace
In the grounds of the old Lacewood School (picture from Google Maps)
Close up of the Inscription (from Mexborough & District Heritage Society)
Links:
War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Mexborough and District Heritage Society
(includes information on Bolton on Dearne, Goldthorpe, Hickleton and Thurnscoe)

Barnsley Chronicle November 2013

This memorial has been researched by the Friends of The Bolton War Memorial and a booklet about it is available from them.

Names:
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.


E Bailey,
F.R Beaumont,
J Bell,
E.J Blenkinsop,
J D Blenkinsop D.C.M,
G Blenkinsop,
J W Braddock,
F.H. Cave, (Frederick Henry Cave)
H Cave,
C Cooke,
D Conville ,
F.G. Dawson,
J Dickinson, (John Dickinson)
S Dickinson,
S Dickinson,
P Dyson,
J.W. Earnshaw,
K Grey,
T Harris,
H Harris,
C.R. Harrison,
H.M.M Hawksworth,
J Heavey,
T Horsfield,
P.V Hurrell ,
W Jackson,
F Jackson,
T Kay,
M.A.Law,
W Law,
R Lyon,
C.W. Marshall,
F Owen,
H Smith,
W Pocklington,
A.C. Swallow,
J.T. Swallow,
R Swallow,
C.F. Senior,
H Trickett,
W Trickett
W Unthank,
A.C. Unwin
A Watson,
E Westerman.



BWMP #BLT01

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Worsborough, Memorial Plaque, St Mary's Church, Worsbro' Village

Memorial Tablet in St Mary's Church, Worsborough Village
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing


A file of information by Albert Bishop has been deposited in Barnsley Archives, however more information and especially photographs are always welcome.
Please contact us on bwmp2015@gmail.com if you have information about any of these men.

Transcribed and photographed by BarnsleyHistorian

A newspaper cutting about the church and the tablet can be found here.
 
Names:
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.

Barnsley Chronicle 6 November 1920
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)

East Yorks:
Capt W Elmhirst, (William Elmhirst)
York and Lancs:
Capt G A G Hewitt,
Sergt G Aimer, (George Armer)
Sergt J T Draisy, (John Thomas Draisey)
L/Cpl H W Whitehead, (Harry Warburton Whitehead)
L/Cpl W Rushworth,
Pte O Sanderson,
Pte A Naylor,
Pte F Abrahams,
Pte G Welldrick, (George Weldrick)
Pte J A Walton,
Pte J H T Skelton,
Pte J H Rodgers,
Pte W Booth,
Pte L Bassender, (Leonard Bassinder)
Pte F Burkinshaw,
Pte J Booth,
Pte E Jackson.
Duke of Wellington’s:
2nd Lieut E C Elmhirst, (Ernest Christopher Elmirst)
Pte J Hargate,
Pte R E Burkinshaw.
Notts and Derby:
Pte F Waller  (Frederick Waller)
South Staffords:
Pte H Waller
KOYLI:
Pte J Richardson,
Pte S J Mayes,  (Sydney James Mayes)
Royal Fusiliers:
L/Cpl E Fripp
Grenadier Guards:
Tpr J Hayhurst
Durham Light Infantry:
Pte J Carr  (James Carr)
Coldstream Guards:
L/Cpl T Spencer,
Pte W Rodgers,
Pte G W Kellett (George William Kellett)
RAMC:
Pte C D Thorpe,
Pte N Skelton
Royal Engineers:
Cpl J Gallagher,
Spr L Smith
Royal West Kents:
Pte H A Young
Motor Transport (ASC):
Cpl A Utley
Manchesters:
Pte F W Bartle
Northumberland Fusiliers:
Sergt E B Moody, MM
Royal Artillery:
Dvr J A Butcher
Connaught Rangers:
Pte T Goodyear
Oxford and Bucks LI:
Pte T Higgins
Lancs Fusiliers:
Pte W F Bromich
Border Regiment:
Pte T Clark
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve:
A/B E T Carrington
Yorks Dragoons:
Pte C Armitage
Australian Imperial Force:
Pte W Malkin,  (William Malkin)


[names added to the bottom of the plaque out of order]

Cpl G Braham,
Pte C W Nunn, KOYLI

Rfn T H Copley, West Yorks

[1939-1945]
Leslie Bamforth,
Maurice Bryning,
Ernest Burgin,
Raymond Cave,
Arnold Clay,
Charles Clay,
Harry Fisher,
Vincent Jones,

John Edward Littlewood,
Owen Sellars,
Claude Taylor,
Clifford Horace Walton,
Jack Whitehead,
Jim Woodfield,
Randolf Wright,


The newspaper cutting lists the names on the plaque, but it is noticable that the two lists are not identical.  The remainder of the article describes the service and the unveiling of the plaque.
Worsborough Heroes
Memorial to the Lads who Fell

Sir Joseph Hewitt Performs Impressive Ceremony

On Sunday last an impressive service was held in Worsboro’ Parish Church on the occasion of the unveiling by Colonel Sir Joseph Hewitt of a Memorial to those who fell in the Great War.
The Memorial, which takes the form of a mural tablet, is the work of Mr F W Oxley of Barnsley and adds considerably to the beauty of the interior of the church.  It bears the following inscription:-
“To the ever-glorious memory of the Officers and Men of this Parish, who at the call of Duty and in the cause of Freedom, nobly made the Supreme Sacrifice, whose names are inscribed below”:-

East Yorks: Capt W Elmhirst
York and Lancs: Capt G A G Hewitt, Sergt G Aimer, Sergt J T Draisy, L/Cpl W Rushworth, L/Cpl H W Whitehead, Pte O Sanderson, Pte A Naylor, Pte F Abrahams, Pte G Weldrick, Pte J A Walton, Pte J H T Skelton, Pte J H Rodgers, Pte W Booth, Pte L Bassender, Pte F Burkinshaw, Pte J Booth, Pte E Jackson.
Duke of Wellington’s: 2nd Lieut E C Elmhirst, Pte J Hargate, Pte R E Burkinshaw.
Notts and Derby: Pte F Waller
South Staffords: Pte H Waller
KOYLI: Pte J Richardson, Pte S J Mayes
Royal Fusiliers: L/Cpl E Fripp
Grenadier Guards: Tpr J Hayhurst
Royal West Kents: Pte H A Young
Durham Light Infantry: Pte J Carr
Coldstream Guards: L/Cpl T Spencer, Pte W Rodgers, Pte G W Kellett
RAMC: Pte C D Thorpe, Pte N Skelton
Motor Transport (ASC): Cpl A Utley
Royal Engineers: Cpl J Gallagher, Spr L Smith
Manchesters: Pte F W Bartle
Northumberland Fusiliers: Sergt E B Moody, MM
Royal Artillery: Dvr J A Butcher
Connaught Rangers: Pte T Goodyear
Oxford and Bucks LI: Pte T Higgins
Lancs Fusiliers: Pte W F Bromich
Border Regiment: Pte T Clark
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve: A/B E T Carrington
Yorks Dragoons: Pte C Armitage

There are forty-six names in the article.  Only five of these appear on the Combined Worsbrough War Memorial on the edge of St Thomas' Worsbrough Dale's churchyard.  Two more appear on the War Memorial at St Luke's Worsbrough Common.




BWMP #WSB03

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Jump & Hemingfield War Memorial, Cemetery Road, Jump, Barnsley

Jump & Hemingfield War Memorial (photo from BWM - WW2)

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Research by MAC

Researched and photographed by Sue Parry


Names:
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 an external site.


1914 – 1918

S Archer,
G E Bagnall, (George Edwin Bagnall)
J Baker,
J Ball,
W Beckett,
W Bell,
C Blunt,
W Booth,
W H Bootham,
J Bower,
C Burgin,
A Carr,  (Albert Edward Carr)
H Caunt,
R Caunt,
C Charlesworth,
C Chipchase,
E Dean,
T Drury,
C Evans,
F Feasey,
H Garwood,
E Gauton,
J W Gibbons,
Ern Guest,
F Guest,
S Haigh,
A Hallsworth,
J Hargreaves,
S Hargeaves,
A Heatley,
L Helliwell,
A C Horsfield,
W Linley,
C H Hoyland,
H Hunt,
W Kerry, (William Kerry)
J Lowe,
W Mallinder,
W H Manley,
J A Noble,
E Nuttall,
C Robinson,
W Sharman,
C Standish,
W Stenton,
E Skews,
G Swindles,
T Smith, (Thomas Smith)
W F Tomlinson,
C Waterson,
A Watkin,
C Williams,
F Wood,
S Woolley,


1939 - 1945

J Booth
C Blunt
C Crump
R Chapman
Lieut R D S Cooke
R Dickinson
C Ebblewhite
F Gillot
N Hill
F Jarvis
N Lee
H Lowbridge DFM
P Marsden
G Moreland
J Oldknow
S Parr
F Robinson
J Salmon
T Sagar
A Short
M S Crawshaw.



BWMP #JMP03

Friday, 22 November 2013

Cudworth War Memorial, St John's Church, Cudworth

War Memorial at St John's Church, Cudworth
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Research by MAC

Researched by the Cudworth Local History and Heritage Group
A huge amount of information about all of the Cudworth men named on the memorial and information on the memorial refurbishment project can be found in the book Lest Cudworth Forgets available from the Group for £5.

Lives of the First World War Community

Names:
Barnsley Chroncle 31 July 1920
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)

1914 - 1918

Pte E Allen,
Pte A Allott,
Pte H Andrews, (Henry Andrews)
Pte R H Arnold,
W A Austwick,
Pte T Ball,
Dvr W L Barker,
Pte F Barnes,
Pte T Bassett,
Pte A Blackburn, (Arnold Blackburn)
Pte H P Blackburn, (Hugh Blackburn)
L/Cpl F Bonds, (Frank Bonds)
Pte W Bonds, (William Bonds)
Pte A Bowen,
Pte G J Bowering,
J Bowring,
Pte G Broadhurst,
Sgt J W Bromley, (John William Bromley)
Pte A Brook, (Arthur Brook)
Pte J Brook,
J Brookes,
J Brown,
Pte J Buckley,
Pte P Burke,
Pte J Cale,
Pte A Chappell,
Pte H Clare, (Henry Clare)
Pte J B Clare, (Jabez Benjamin Clare)
Pte S Clare,
Pte R Clarkson,
Pte W Clay,
J Cooper,
Pte W Copley, (William Copley)
Stkr H W Darnell,
Cpl J Dent,  (James Dent)
Pte W Dobson,
L/Cpl F Doughty,
Pte A R Duckworth,
Pte J Eady,
Pte H Ebbage,
Pte G Eder,
,
Pte A Ellis,
Pte C Ellis,
Pte E Emery,
Pte E Evans,
L/Cpl C E Everett,
Pte T Farmary,
Pte A Fenn,
Spr G Fisher,
Cpl W Foulstone MM,
Pte E Fowler,
Pte G Frost,
Pte W Gelder,
Pte D Glover,
Pte A L Goddard, (Arthur Lister Goddard)
Pte L Goldthorpe MM,
Sgt J J Goley,
Cpl G Goose MM,
Pte B Goulding,
Pte O Goulding, (Orlando Goulding)
Pte W A Goulding,
Pte E Green,
L/Cpl F Green, (Fred Green)
Pte L Grieve,
Pte S G Grundy,
Gnr A W Hall,
L/Cpl W H Handley,
Pte J Hann,
Gnr T Harlow,
Pte G Harper,
L/Cpl C H Hayes,
Pte G Heaton,
G Henton,
L/Cpl C E Hewitt, (Cyril Ernest Hewitt)
Pte G Hill,
Pte G S Holmes,
Pte V Holmes,
Pte A Horton,
Rflm E W Horton,
Pte L G Howard,
Pnr E K Howell,
Sgt D Hubbard,
J Hunter,
Spr F Hutchinson,
,
Cpl C E Hyman,
Pte A Jackson,
Pte H E Jackson,
Pte J Jackson,
J W James,
Cpl E Joburns,
Cpl W Joburns,
Pte J Johnson,
Gnr S Johnson,
Pte W Johnson,
Pte B J Joyner, (Bernard Jaques Joyner)
Pte L Kemp,
Pte I Kenchington,
Sgt G R King,
Pte W Kirk,
Pte T Kivall,
Pte R Layland,
Pte B Lister,
Pte G H Lister,
L/Cpl T D Loft,
Pte J Lowe,  (Joseph Lowe Y&L)
Pte W Lowe,  (Joseph Lowe KOYLI)
Pte P Maher,  (Patrick Maher)
Pte W T Marsden,
Pte J McGuigan,
Spr W McNab,
L/Cpl H McNeil,
Pte W Meggitt,
Pte J Merry,
Stkr R Millington,
Pte R A Morby,
Pte G A Morley, (George Alfred Morley)
Pte W Neville,
L/Cpl J Newberry,
Bman A H Nicholson,
Cpl A Ogley,
Pte J Peaker,
Pte W Peaker,
Pte H Pearson,
Pte H Porter, (Harold Porter)
L/Cpl W Poskitt, (Walter Poskitt)
Pte R H Powell,
Pte T W Powell,
,
Pte S Pritchard,
Pte J W Redgate,
Pte J A Reece,
Pte T Richards,
Sgt C J Richardson,
Pte W J Ricketts,
Cpl R Roberts,
Pte M Ruckledge,
Sgt C Sayers,
Pte J Shea,
Pte R Siddall,
L/Cpl J J Simpson,
Pte B Smith,
Sgt P Smith,
Cpl W Smith,
Pte F Snowden,
Pte G W Spence,
Pte W A Spence,
Pte G S Stainrod,
L/Cpl J A Stainrod,
2nd Lt H Straker,  (Herbert Straker)
Pte T Swann,
Pte T Swift,
Gnr H Taylor,
L/Sgt W Taylor,
Pte F Teal,
Cpl L Thomas,
L/Cpl J W Thompson,
Pte J Tipping,
Pte H J Tuckwell,
F Turton,
Pte W Waddington,
Gnr W Ward,
Pte C E Wassell,
Pte S J Wassell,
Pte C G Watson,
Pte R Wealthall, (Richard Ward Wealthall)
OS E West,
L/Bdr B Westmoreland,
Pte H White,
Pte J Wilde,
,
Bosun E Williams,
H Williams,
T Williams,
A B H Williamson,
Pte E Wilmott,
Pte H W Winter,
Sgt E Wright,
Pte E Wright,
L/Cpl F D Wright,
Pte W H Wright, (William Henry Wright)
Gnr E Yarrow,

1939 - 1945

L/Cpl W Allsebrook,
E C Atter,
Sgt C Barraclough, (Cyril Barraclough)
Cpl I Baugh,
Cpl A Bradshaw,
Pte G A Bolton,
L/Sgt C W Bowen,
Sgt I J Calverley,
Pte C E Chamberlain,
Gnr A Colwood,
Gnr S Conway,
Gnr L Cooper,
L/Cpl R Cottam
A Crossland,
Spr L Day,
R Dickens,
L/Cpl C Dunhill,
Pte C Duckworth,
A E Edwards,
Gnr W Everett,
Spr W Eversedge, (Wilfred Eversedge)
OS K Fenton,
Bdr O Gaskell,
AB L Gillespie,
Sgt F Green,  (Frank Green)
Pte W H Grocott,
PO L Haskey,
Pte H Heath,
Cpl J Heaton,
Nurse Dorothy Hurst,
Sgt M G Hudston,
AC1 J E Hyde,

Gnr W Hyman,
L/Cpl H Jackson,
Gnr W Jaques,
Gnr E Kirk,
Tpr W Lake,
Pte E Leadbeater,
H Mellor,
MS H Midgley,
AB R Midgley,
Cpl A Millward,
Dvr F Myatt,
Pte W E Naylor,
OS J P Noon,
Pte S Parkinson,
Gnr J W Peary,
Pte J Pipe,
Capt G Platt,
Gnr W E Pygott,
E Race,  (Ernest Race)
L/Cpr H Race, (Harold Race)
Pte J Randle,
Cpl J Richards,
Pte D Siddall,
Grd H Tillotson,
RflmJ H Wallace,
Gnr G E Whiteley, (George E Whiteley)
Bdr B Wrigglesworth,
Fl Sgt G A Wilby,
Sgt J M Wilby,
LS J H Wootton,
Pte F Wright

1947
L/Bdr D P Cullen

1948
L/Bdr H E James

2010
Capt M O Driver  (Martin Driver)



BWMP #CDW04

Hoyland War Memorial, West Street and Kirk Balk, Hoyland

Hoyland War Memorial (image from HWM site)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Research by MAC

Hoyland War Memorial website
Researched by Peter Marsden
Transcription by Jean Heath
Photographed by Carol. D. Foster and George Horner

Please visit the Hoyland War Memorial website for lots more information on the soldiers listed here.  Many individual records have photographs, pictures of their graves and much, much more. 

News:
May 2014: Arrangements have been made for around 200 additional names are to be added to the memorial. 
November 2014: 77 WW1 and 88 WW2 names were added to the memorial - these can be found listed on this supplementary page.

Names:

1914 - 1918

Adams. T.
Alpin. J.
Andrew. W.
Andrew. J.
Andrews. E.
Ayrton. T.
Bagnall. L. (? Thomas Bagnall)
Bagnall. G. (George Edwin Bagnall)
Bagnall. L. P. (Lawrence Parton Bagnall)
Bailey. J.
Bamforth. B.
Banner. C.
Barker. R.
Barker. A.
Bean. W.
Beardshall. A.
Beaumont. R.
Benson. T.
Bentley. W.
Birch. G.
Bradley. A.
Bridges. H.
Burley. E.
Camplin. W.
Cannon. M.
Carrington. E.
Caunt. J.
Chambers. A.
Chambers. C.
Chapman. W. (Wilfred Chapman)
Chase. W.
Clarke. H. F.
Collins. R.
Cooper. J.
Cooper. F.
Cope. J.
Copley. B.
Copley. C.
Crane. A.
Crossland. S.
Darwin. E. (Ernest Darwin)
Dawber. J.
Dean. T.
Dickens. F.
Dodds. P.
Donson. A. (Arthur Donson)
Doughty. J.
Doyle. E.
Draisey. J.
Dransfield. J.
Dransfield. B.
Duke. W.
Ellis. A.
Evans. T.
Farrar. B.
Fawcett. H. (M.M.)
Fellowes. B.
Fletcher. C.
Fletcher. P.
Foster. L. (Leonard Foster)
Foster. J.
Fox. H.
Frogson. P.
Frogson. F.
Gaskill. E.
Gedney. G. (D.C.M.)
Gillott. W.
Goldthorpe. J.
Gothard. J. (John Willie Gothard)

Grayson. W.
Griffiths. R.
Guest. W.
Haines. J.
Hallam. J. (M.M.)
Halpin. L.
Hardy. C.
Harley. A. (M.M.)
Harris. A.
Harris. R.
Harrott. H. (M.M.)
Hill. A.
Hinton. W.
Hinton. G.
Hirst. W.
Hirst. L.
Hirst. J.
Hobson. C.
Hulse. L.
Illingsworth. I.
Illingsworth. L.
Jackson. C.
Jackson. T.
Jackson. F.
Jones. R.
Jones. A.
Jordan. C.
Joynes. W.
Kay. H.
Kay. F.
Keddy. E.
Kennedy. J.
Kenny. J.
Kenworthy. A. (Aaron Kenworthy)
Kirk. J.
Lang. J.
Lang. T.
Lax. G.
Leach. F.
Linley. H.
Lipscombe. H.  (Harry Lipscombe)
Littlewood. A.
Lockwood. F.
Lockwood. H.  (Herbert Lockwood)
Lockwood. C.  (Charles Lockwood)
Lovatt. R.
Loftus. T.
Lomas. J.
Lowe. J.
Mallinson. C.
Marsden. W.
Marsden. J.
Marshall. G.
Marshall. J.
Marshall. W.
Mckay. E.
Merry. O.
Mills. R.
Mirfin. W.
Mitchell. G.
Moody. A.  (Albert Moody)
Moody. R.  (Robert Moody)
Moody. E. (Ernest Moody)
Moore. L.
Moore. T.
Morton. J.
Moss. F.
Moscrop. L.
Naylor. R.
Fisher. J.
Noble. W.
Noble. L.
Norris. J.
Norton. G.
Nuttall. F.
Oliver. F.
Oldknow. H.
Oxley. G.
Parkin. W.
Patmore. F.
Pearson. H.
Peel. J.
Penn. W.
Penton. G.
Pepper. S.
Pepper. W.
Portman. C. (Clifford Portman)
Powell. J.
Pye. H.
Quinland. A.
Quiney. F.
Rawse. F.
Rawlin. W.
Ashmore. H.
Raybould. A.
Raynor. D.
Regan. T.
Richards. R.
Ridge. J.
Roberts. A.
Robinson. J.
Rolfe. W.
Rose. F.
Rothin. C.
Rowbottom. C. (Charles William Rowbotham)
Rushworth. W.  (Walter Rushworth)
Scanlon. J. E. 
Scanlon. J. H.
Sharpe. F.
Sharpe. F.
Sharpe. E.
Shaw. W.  (Willie Shaw)
Sidebottom. J.
Siddall. R.
Smith. A.
Smith. H.
Somerville. R.
Thornsby. J.
Southern. J.
Stancey. C.
Standish. F.
Stewart. H.
Straw. R.
Symons. J. (M.M.)
Symons. F.
Symons. E.
Taylor. C.
Taylor G.
Taylor. C.
Thomas. M.
Thompson. J.
Traunter. W.
Trueman. J.
Turner. P.
Uttley. A.  (Alfred Utley)
Vickers. H.
Waddington. J.
Wainwright. F.
Wainwright. V.  (Verner Wainwright)
Walton. C.
Walton. J.
Warren. E.
Watson. A.
Webster. H.
Wetherill. F.
Whitney. H.
Whittlestone. E. (Ernest Frederick Whittlestone)
Widdowson. A.
Wild. A.
Wilkinson. B. (Bernard Wilkinson)
Wilkinson. W.
Willis. H.
Wilson. E.
Wilson. J.
Wing. J.
Woolley. A.
Wright. L. (Leonard Wright)
Bailey. G. S.
Ball. J.
Cannon. W.
Cumberbatch. W.
Fletcher. J.
Harland. T.
Kennedy. T.

1939 - 1945

Addy. D.
Allinson. W.
Bagnall. J.
Bamforth. C.
Beech. A.
Blithe. D. J. H.
Booth. J.
Booth. J. H. 
Bosworth. P.
Boulton. G. 
Bramwell. W.
Burgin. R. 
Camm. J. A.
Camm. W. H.
Caton. F. E.
Clegg. N. E.  (Norman Edward Clegg)
Coakes. A. E.
Collier. R.
Cottrell. P. H.
Creeton. H.
Crump. C.
Cutts. G.
Dobson. R.
Eaden. A.
Ellam. G.
Evans. A. C.
Fletcher. G. F. 
Frogson. F.
Gillott. F.
Goldthorpe. R.
Halpen. J. L.
Hardwick. G. W.
Hickman. E.
Howe. T. A.
Lax. E.
Lomas. O.
Lowbridge. H. O. (D.F.M.)
Marsland. J.
Mcallister. H.
Mellor. F.
Moore. D. E.
Morris. T.
Naylor. W. B. (William Burt Naylor)
Newton. S.
Noble. D.
Owen. W.
Oxspring. H.
Oxspring. W.
Plowman. E.
Portman. J.
Quinney. F.
Robinson. T.
Scorrow. E.
Slack. E.
Slack. L.
Sutcliffe. L.
Turner. W.
Vaines. C.
Waddington. E.
Walker. T.
Walker. W.
Waller. D.
Ward. J. H.
Watson. W. J.
Green. J. W. 
Williams. L.
Wray. I. H.
Wright. C. 



BWMP #HYL04

What is a War Memorial?

So what do you think a War Memorial looks like? Is it an imposing municipal monument?

Colour photo of Barnsley Town Hall tower, at early evening. Visible are three arched windows surrounded by pillars, above a balastrade the tower rises up.  In the foreground is a sandstone war memorial surmounted by a bronze of a ww1 soldier resting his rifle in front of him.
Barnsley War Memorial in front of the Town Hall
Or a cross in a churchyard?

A concrete and pepple dash cross on a base of stepped blocks.  There are poppy wreaths all around the base.  The memorial stands in front of a red brick structure with narrow windows
Memorial outside St Mary Magdalene church at Lundwood
Are memorials all gloriously decorated?

A marble plaque, the border in gold and blue.  Within a dedication and list of names.
Memorial Plaque in St Edward's church, Kingstone
Or can they be rustic and very simple?
A wooden lychgate over a double wooden gate set in a stone wall.  Behind are trees in a graveyard.


A pair of bronze plaques set in simple wooden frames.  Each plaque is headed with the word 'Fallen' and then has a short list of names
The lychgate at St Leonard's church Wortley
and the memorial plaques just inside the gateway
A war memorial can look like other things ...

A cruxifix in bronze or brass on wood.  It is hanging on a white painted pillar in a church which can just be glimpsed behind.  There is an inset picture of the detail of the dedication plaque at the cross's foot.
Memorial to Bernard Joyner in St John's church Cudworth


Two colourful stained glass windows depicting armoured men.
Memorial window in St John's Church Cudworth
A war memorial can even be a gravestone (as long as it's not where the deceased is actually buried!)
A old style gravestone with an arched decorated top.  It recalls several members of the Johnson Family including the son who is buried in France.
John Thomas Johnson, died from wounds in 1917
remembered on his parents' gravestone in Monk Bretton cemetery


Do you know of any unusual war memorials in the Barnsley area?
We would like to record them and preserve the information on them for posterity.

Please get in touch.  Contact us.

Monk Bretton War Memorial, Cross Street, Monk Bretton

Monk Bretton War Memorial in 2013

Monk Bretton War Memorial in its original site (from Yococo)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Research by MAC

Lives of the First World War listing

Transcribed and photographed for this site by Barnsley Historian

The War Memorial Tablet in St Paul's Church predates this memorial and lists five fewer WW1 men, but usefully includes the regiment or ship of each man.

The names of the fallen were first inscribed on the pillars which formed the entrance to the Monk Bretton recreation ground in 1928.  An application was made to Corporation in November 1927 for permission to carve the names of the fallen to this existing structure and a further note is made in the Chronicle in June 1928 with reference to this. 

At some point the pillars were moved to the other side of Cross Street, where they now stand in a small garden.  WW2 names were added to two sides of the pillars, and there is also a name from the Korean War recorded.

The dates 1939 and 1945 were added to the front of the pillars in autumn 2014.

A Friends of Monk Bretton War Memorial group was organised in 2014 to maintain and improve the area around the memorial.  They hope to install information boards with stories of the men named on the memorial in the future.

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

1914-1918

Pte Herbert Atkinson
Pte James M Bailey
Cpl Charles Bedford
Pte George E Beck
Pte Richard Burke
Pte Tom Bailey
Pte Joseph Carr
Cpl Charles Cooke
Pte James Critchley
Cpl Charles L Duckworth
Pte Fredk Franks
L.Cpl Jesse Eyre Green
Pte C Grattan
Pte Ernest Harston
Pte John Horobin
Pte Thomas Hill
Pte Albert Ed Harston
Pte Lewis Harrison
Pte Thomas Hunt
Stoker W T Hinchliffe
Gunr Thomas H Horbury
Cpl Arthur Johnson
L Cpl J T Johnson
Pte George H Jessop
Cpl Thomas Knight
2nd Lt Peter C Kerr
Pte Thomas Knight DCM
Sig Thomas A Kelk
Sgt Rufus Kelk
Pte Fred Knapton
Pte Daniel W Lee
Alice Hilda Lancaster
Cpl Charles R Lowe
Pte Amos Marsden
L Smn Arthur Malkin MM
Pte Arthur Moxon
Cpt Archibald Mackenzie
Pte Henry MacDonald
Pte Samuel Gammons
Pte Herbert Musgrave
Pte A E Oldroyd
Pte Thomas Partridge
Pte P J Pitcher
Pte William Russell
Pte Arthur Russell
Sgt Thomas Richards
L Sgt J W H Silcock  (Henry Silcock)
L Cpl Albert Scorah
Pte John Shaw
Pte Abraham Shaw
Pte Richard Turner
Pte Edwin Turner
Pte Thomas E Truelove
Pte Austin Turton
Pte Thomas Trueman
Pte Thomas W Victory
A Smn C A Whitehead
Pte Charles W Wood
Stoker Arthur Wood
Pte Bernard White
Sapper Samuel Waters
Sgt Chas E Williams   (Charles Williams)
A Smn Harry Williamson
Pte William Barnett
Pte Charles W Good

1939-1945
Pte Eric D Barber
Flt Sgt Wilfred Barham
Sapper George Black
A Smn Raymond E Bonson
Sgt Jack Burley
Cpl W Carrington
Pte Harry Cook
Bdr Reginald Cook
Pte Albert Crossley
A Smn Albert L Everett
Pte J T Franks
A C William Heppenstall
Sgt Amos Howe
Sapper Roy A Jagger
Sig Ronald Jones
Cpl G H Mellor
Pte Thomas Raynor
Pte Edward Shepherd
Flt Sgt Fred Trimby
Pte John T Walton
Cpl G W Watson
Pte E Wetton
Dvr Geoffrey Whitham
Gdsman Harry Williamson
Pte Sydney Wood
Cpl G E Bond
Gnr G Sheehan

Korean War

Cpl Thomas W Price


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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Launching the Barnsley War Memorials Project

The first meeting of the Barnsley War Memorials Project was held today, 21st November 2013.  Called in response to the realisation that Barnsley, unlike many other towns and cities around the country, has no central Roll of Honour to remember the Fallen of World War One, this first meeting sought to establish the aims of the Project and its scope.

It was agreed that, in recognition of the forthcoming Centenary of the First World War, the first part of the Project would concentrate on gathering information on the casualties of that war although information collected in the process concerning the Second World War and subsequent conflicts would be safely collated for the later stages of the Project. 

We would love to collect the name of every man and woman from or connected to Barnsley who has ever served this country whether they survived the conflict in which they were engaged or whether they became a casualty, however it was decided to start with a narrower scope allowing us to complete our first assigned task within the Centenary years. 

It was also agreed that the Project should include the names of the Fallen of Barnsley who did not serve in the armed forces, for example Merchant Seamen and civilians lost in military action wherever it is possible to obtain this information.

A small group of interested people met today to discuss this project, but more enthusiastic volunteers are needed.  We are especially keen to recruit people who already have an interest in war memorials, or the history of the armed forces who can share their expertise with the group. 

Another meeting will be arranged in the New Year, to be held in Barnsley Town Hall, and will be widely publicised to attract as many interested parties as possible. Many hands make light work!
A British Legion Poppy
Lest We Forget


For more information please contact us.