Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Absent Voters in St John's Parish 1918

Streets in St John's Parish from a 1949 map
The War Memorial in St John's Church was lost when the church was demolished in the early 1960s, but the names of the 140 men who were commemorated can be seen on our web page for the memorial.

We are very lucky that in Barnsley there survives a list of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and nurses who were serving abroad in late 1917, early 1918 in the form of the 1918 Absent Voters' List.  This was compiled following the changes in electoral franchise extending the vote to all men over 21 and to women over 30 who fulfilled certain property requirements.  So all servicemen who were over 21 or who would be 21 by the forthcoming General Election in 1918 were registered to vote.

The Absent Voters tab above will return you to the index page for these lists which contains more information.

The sections of the list are in a downloadable.pdf file and each file contains around 250 names. Due to the mismatch between Polling Districts and parish boundaries only streets in the area of St John's parish (see map above) have been transcribed.  Other streets and parts of streets will be transcribed as part of neighbouring parishes.

Pt.1 Polling Districts 6F & 7G
Pt.2 Polling Districts 8H & pt9K
Pt.3 Polling District pt9K   (it's a very large, crowded district!)
Pt.4 Polling Districts pt9K & 10L

These pages have been transcribed by our volunteers and all mistakes are our own.  Please let us know if you spot anything glaringly wrong and we will make ever effort to correct it.  Note that abbreviations and spellings are transcribed as seen.

 

Absent Voters in St Peter's Parish 1918

St Peter's Parish from a 1949 map
The War Memorial in St Peter's Church on Doncaster Road lists 160 men who gave their lives in the First World War.  There are a couple of non-conformist chapels within the parish which may also contain or have contained memorials.  Barnsley Cemetery contains a large number of Commonwealth War Graves Commission burials and war memorial gravestones.

We are very lucky that in Barnsley there survives a list of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and nurses who were serving abroad in late 1917, early 1918 in the form of the 1918 Absent Voters' List.  This was compiled following the changes in electoral franchise extending the vote to all men over 21 and to women over 30 who fulfilled certain property requirements.  So all servicemen who were over 21 or who would be 21 by the forthcoming General Election in 1918 were registered to vote.

The Absent Voters tab above will return you to the index page for these lists which contains more information.

The sections of the list are in a downloadable.pdf file and each file contains around 200 names. Due to the mismatch between Polling Districts and parish boundaries only streets in the area of St Peter's parish (see map above) have been transcribed.  Other streets and parts of streets will be transcribed as part of neighbouring parishes.

Pt. 1 Polling District 1A
Pt. 2 Polling District 2B
Pt. 3 Polling District 7G
Pt. 4 Polling District 8H

These pages have been transcribed by our volunteers and all mistakes are our own.  Please let us know if you spot anything glaringly wrong and we will make ever effort to correct it.  Note that abbreviations and spellings are transcribed as seen.

 

Friday, 5 December 2014

Barnsley Absent Voters in Hemsworth Division 1918

Parts of Barnsley that lie to the east and north of the town centre were in the Hemsworth Parliamentary Division until 1974.  This included Cudworth and in order to research the the history of their area the Cudworth Local History and Heritage Group purchased the microfiche of the Registers of Electors for the period 1918 to 1974.  

With their kind permission we have extracted the names of the 1918 Absent Voters from the Polling Districts that were within the Hemsworth PD, which now fall in the Barnsley MBC area.

An extract from the Hemsworth Register of Electors showing Cudworth South Ward
Unfortunately these registers are not in the format we enjoy for Barnsley town centre (see this page) and nearby villages.  Men (and women) who were expected to be away from home for the 1918 election are indicated by a small 'a' before their names and by the letters 'NM' in the qualification column.  There are no details of their service, but at least we have the names and addresses.  Remember that the list will have been compiled in late 1917 and early 1918 and as the war still had some months to go men named on these lists may have subsequently been killed, discharged home wounded or taken prisoner of war.

The following links lead to downloadable .pdf documents listing the extracted names and addresses.  Note that the men are listed in the order they appear in the Register, alphabetically by Division within each Ward or Polling District.

1918 Absent Voters in Cudworth
1918 Absent Voters in Shafton
1918 Absent Voters in Carlton  
1918 Absent Voters in Royston 
1918 Absent Voters in Grimethorpe & Brierley
1918 Absent Voters in Woolley  
1918 Absent Voters in Great and Little Houghton

These pages have been transcribed by our volunteers Pete Schofield, Phil Gregg and BarnsleyHistorian and all mistakes are our own.  Please let us know if you spot anything glaringly wrong and we will make ever effort to correct it.  Note, however, that some roads and streets may have been spelt differently in 1918 or at least spelt differently in this source to the way you are accustomed to seeing them!  For example: in Cudworth Somerset Street (now) is spelt Sumersett Street. 

Monday, 1 December 2014

Hoyland War Memorial, Additional Names, Kirk Balk, Hoyland

Hoyland War Memorial (photo taken 30 November 2014)
Close up of the 2014 commemorative plaque and one panel of additional names
Links:

Hoyland War Memorial page prior to additions

War Memorials Archive listing


War Memorials Online listing

Lives of the First World War Community

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC


Hoyland War Memorial website
Researched by Peter Marsden


Additional names photographed by Nigel Croft.
Transcribed by BarnsleyHistorian.

Inscription:
To Our Glorious Dead 2014


The memorial, with 77 additional WW1 names and 88 additional WW2 names, was rededicated at a short service on Saturday 8 November 2014.

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.


World War One

Bailey J W,
Bartram T A,
Bakewell F,
Bakewell H,
Batty A,
Blackburn A,
Braham G,
Butcher J A,
Camplin H,
Carrington J T,
Cooper J A,
Crawshaw G,
Crowther M,
Davey C,
Dodson C,
Duke W,
Evans H,
Fillingham W,
Fisher J,
Fox W H,
Garnett H E,
Garwood H,
Gill E J,  (Edmund J Gill)
Gould R,
Green W,
Griffin M,
Guest E,
Guest F,
Guest W H,
Haigh W,
Hallsworth W,
Handley W H,
Harrison W,
Hawthorne P,
Heath A,
Hewitt J W,
Higgins T,
Holmes F,
Howard G A,
Jackson G E,
Jackson H,
Kay T,
Lindley W,
Lockwood A,
Mallender E,
Marshall J W,
Mellor W,
Midwood A,
Monaghan J H,
Paisley J,
Pearson R,
Peatfield R,
Pope R H,
Ratcliffe R S,
Read H,
Reeves F,
Royston F,
Ryalls F,
Shannon J,
Sharpe F,
Sidebottom A C,
Simpson W,
Smelt W E,
Smith W,
Stanger H,
Teece T E,
Teedon W,
Thomas H,
Thomas L,
Toone R,
Townshend C T,
Turner E,
Wagstaff F,
Watkin W W,
Watkinson R A,
White L,
Woodruff J E,
 

World War Two

Addy D,
Allinson W,
Bagnall J,
Bamforth C,
Beech A,
Beever G,
Blythe J D H,
Booth J,
Booth J H,
Bosworth P,
Boulton G,
Bramwell W,
Burgin F R,
Caton F E,
Camm J A,
Camm W H,
Casey H,
Clegg N E,  (Norman Edward Clegg)
Coakes A E,
Collier R,
Cotterell PH,
Cretton H,
Crump C,
Cumberbatch H,
Cutts G,
Dobson R,
Dudhill L A,
Eadon A,
Ellam G,
Evans A C,
Fletcher G F,
Frogson F,
Gillott F,
Goldthorpe R,
Green J W,
Hague S,
Halpin J L,
Hardwick G,
Harrold D,
Hickman E,
Howe T A,
Hurry R,
Jackson J T,
Kitchen W,
Lax E,
Lomas O,
Lowbridge H O,
Marsland J,
McAllister H O,
Manley J,
Mellor F,
Mellor H,
Moore D,
Morris T,
Naylor W B, (William Burt Naylor)
Newby C H,  (Charles Henry Newby - civilian)
Newstead G W,
Newton S,
Noble D,
Owen W,
Oxspring H U,
Oxspring W R,
Parry W G,
Plowman E,
Portman J,
Quilter H,
Quinney F,
Robininson T,
Savage W,
Skorrow E,
Slack E,
Slack L,
Stringer M,
Sutcliffe L,
Taylor J,
Trevey J,
Turner W,
Vaines C,
Waddington E,
Walker T M,
Walker W,
Waller D,
Ward J H,
Watson W J,
Williams L,
Wray I H,
Wright C L,
Worthy E.



BWMP #HYL04

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Royston, A E Shepherd VC Railway Locomotive Plaque in A E Shepherd VC Centre

Name Plaque now on display in the A E Shepherd Centre, Station Road, Royston
0-4-0 Saddle Tank N0. HC1784/47 with nameplates bearing inscription SHEPHERD VC
0-4-0 Saddle Tank N0. HC1784/47 with nameplates bearing inscription SHEPHERD VC
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph of plaque by Pete Schofield.  Other photos, access to the A E Shepherd Centre and additional information with grateful thanks to Joyce Johnson of the Royston Local History Group.


Information from the War Memorials Archive:
Locomotive built 1947 and scrapped at Royston by Roe Brothers & Co. Ltd of Sheffield in November 1972.
The Industrial Locomotive No.135, Vol.13, No. 6 (June 2010). "Pte (later Cpl) A E Shepherd was awarded his VC for action, and worked at the collieries before and after WW1."

Albert is also remembered on the:

Royston, Old Lychgate, St John the Baptist, Church Street, A E Shepherd V C
Royston, Plaque on War Memorial, St John the Baptist, Church Street, A E Shepherd VC

Royston, A E Shepherd VC Centre, Station Road, Royston (ROY09)
Royston, Albert E Shepherd, Blue Plaque on ROY09
Royston, A E Shepherd, Royal British Legion Plaque in ROY09
Royston, Albert E Shepherd, Framed Photo and Biography, in ROY09



BWMP #ROY04

Monday, 24 November 2014

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

This table is a War Memorial - see below for close up of plaque on left below table top (photo by PS)
Difficult to photograph due to reflections - (photo by NC)

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographs by Pete Schofield and Nigel Croft


Further Information:

RICHARD DAY.
Articled to Ben. Day, of Leeds. Mobilised Aug. 1914, as Lieut., Royal Field Artillery (T.) and subsequently attained the rank of Major. Awarded the M.C. and Bar. Served in France throughout from the spring of 1915, and was in command of his Battery at the Passchendaele Ridge. Killed in action Feb. 23, 1918.

(from Record of Service of Solicitors)
 

Inscription:
To the * and in loving memory of our nephew Major Richard Day MC West Riding * RFA

Killed near Passchendaele 23rd February 1918 aged 27 years. 
Resting in the Second * Military Cemetery at Vlamertinghe

Richard Day is buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 




BWMP #THL06

Monday, 17 November 2014

Worsbrough St Thomas Churchyard Maurice P Ellis

Maurice Paul Ellis is remembered on his mother's gravestone

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Grave Location and Inscription:
In Loving Memory of Alice The Beloved Wife of John Ellis Who Fell Asleep Feby 19th 1912 Aged 44 years "Thy will , O Lord, be done" Also Pte M.P. Ellis 2/5 Y & L Regt The Beloved Son of the Above Who died from Wound Received in France may 4th 1917, Aged 19 Years.

Maurice is also remembered on the
Worsborough Combined Memorial, St Thomas And St James Church, Worsborough Dale 

He is buriedAchiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery, France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 



BWMP #WSB07/2   

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Monk Bretton Cemetery Thomas Hilton Horbury

Thomas H Horbury is remembered on the family gravestone
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Nigel Croft

Monumental Inscription by Barnsley Family History Society

Grave Location and Inscription: 

G 88
In / loving / memory / of / Pte FRANK HORBURY / son of GEORGE and / SARAH ANN HORBURY / who passed away November / 16th 1918, aged 31 years. / Also Gunner THOMAS HILTON HORBURY / their son. And beloved husband of / MARY ANNIS HORBURY / who died in Etaples. France, May / 12th 1917. Aged 26 years. / Also EDWARD, their son / who died November 7th 1895 / aged 17 days. / Also the above named / GEORGE HORBURY / who passed away August / 29th 1928, aged 75 years. / Also the above named / SARAH ANN HORBURY / who died March 22nd 1933 / aged 71 years. / Faithful unto death.

Thomas is also remembered on the
Monk Bretton, St Paul's Church, WW1 Memorial Book and the Monk Bretton, St Paul's Church, WW1 Memorial Tablet and the Monk Bretton War Memorial, Cross Street, Monk Bretton

He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  

Note that his brother Frank is buried in this plot, there is no Commonwealth War Graves Commission stone, although he is remembered on their website.  This would have been by family choice.




BWMP #MNK01/12

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Darfield Churchyard Percy Stuart Kitson

Percy Kitson is remembered on his mother's gravestone in Darfield Churchyard
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription: 

[This gravestone is near the top of the churchyard, near the wall to the right as you walk down the path - letter A on the Friends of Darfield Churchyard's map which can be downloaded as a .pdf file here]

In Loving Memory of / Harriet Ann / the beloved wife of / George Kitson / Schoolmaster, Great Houghton / who died September 19th 1887 / aged 23 years / Not Lost, But Gone Before / also Percy Stuard Kitson, her only / child, who fell on the Field of Honour in ?? / September 3rd 1916,aged 28 years.

Read more about Percy Stuart Kitson on the Australian War Memorial website.

Percy is buried in Bedford House Cemetry in Ieper, Belgium and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  




BWMP #DRF14/1

Friday, 7 November 2014

Thurnscoe Local History Group, Memorial to the Fallen, Thurnscoe Park

Thurnscoe Local History Group provided this memorial (photo by Peter Davies)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing



Information:

This plaque was proposed by members of the Thurnscoe Local History Group and stands in front of a plot of grass where crosses for the Fallen will be placed on Remembrance Day.  It is to pay tribute to all the Thurnscoe men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in wars and conflicts.  

It was funded by the Group in co-operation with the local undertaker.

Inscription:

Thurnscoe Local History Group

Memorial to the Fallen
1914 [image of poppies] 2014

There are no names on this memorial.


BWMP #THN11

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Barnsley Farrar Street United Reformed Church Memorial Plaque

WW1 memorial in Farrar Street Church, Barnsley (photo taken 8 October 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Register listing

War Memorials Online listing


Lives of the First World War Community

Transcribed and photographed by Pete Schofield


Trinity United Reformed Church was formed in 1972 when the Regent Street Congregational Church joined with Farrar Street Congregational Church and the former Sheffield Road congregation. The building was opened in 1898.

Inscription:

 They Stood between us and despair
They bore, and gave us strength to bear.

To the Glory of God
and the
Sacred Memory
of the members of this
Church and Sunday School
who gave their lives in the
Great War 1914 - 1918
to maintain
the Sacred Ideals of
Christian Civilisation.

There are no individual names on this memorial however on the outside of the building there are a series of inscribed stones, at least two of which are to men who fell in the war. Click on the names below to see photos of the inscribed stones and find more information about these men.

Harold Wright
Harry Tock

Evidence has been found in Church Minutes kept in Barnsley Archives of at least nine men belonging to the church who lost their lives. 

BWMP #BAR58

Barnsley Regent Street Congregational Church Memorial

Memorial plaque from Regent Street Church, now on display at Farrar Street Church
(photo taken 8 October 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Register listing
 

War Memorials Online listing

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

Transcribed and photographed by Pete Schofield


Archival research by Barnsley Historian

Barnsley Archives A/163/2/N
The First World War plaque and Memorial Windows were unveiled during the morning service on 19 December 1920 by the Rev. J. Wilson.  The souvenir programme (shown right from Barnsley Archives) notes that 130 men from the Congregation "went forth to defend their Country".

The Second World War panel was added to the bottom of the original plaque in 1951 and the total cost of this addition covered by a church member.

The plaque was saved when the church on Regent Street was demolished in the 1960s and now on display in the Congregational Church on Farrar Street, Barnsley.

Inscription:
The men of this Church who gave their lives for us in the Great War

[names]
"If we die with Him"   "We shall also live with Him"

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.

1914 - 1919

George J. Williams
Chas. Heppinstall
George White
Harry White

Arthur White
Lawrence Illingworth
Ernest South
Farquhar M. Nicholson
Benj. W. Gaunt
Albert Scorah
John R. Stocks
John H. England
Alex McLeish
Archie Cliffe
Frank Sumnell
Gilbert Edwards
William Berry
Harry Greenoff
Edgar R. Cooper
Harold Tetlow
Ernest Jones
Isaac Evans
George Cummings
Arthur Shearman
Ernest Sennitt
Sam Smith


1939 - 1945

John Bird
Roy Titley




BWMP #BAR59

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Presentation of 435 War Memorial Transcriptions to Barnsley Archives

BWMP Committee Members Sandra Birkinshaw, Linda Hutton and Gill Brookes present our folders to Paul Stebbing of Barnsley Archives (photo by Barnsley Council)

Three folders, 435 War memorials, 11k names
On Tuesday 23rd September the Barnsley War Memorials Project presented three folders (pictured above) to Barnsley Archives.  Produced by our Information Officer, Pete Schofield, by collating submissions from over 50 local people who have photographed and transcribed war memorials for us, the folders contain listings of 435 war memorials (at 23/09/2014) and a total of more than 11,000 names from the First and Second World wars, the Boer War and post-1945 conflicts such as the Falklands War and Afghanistan.  

These three folders are now available for everyone to use on the open shelves in Barnsley Archives and will be constantly updated as new information comes in.

Our presentation coincided with the installation of the new glass panels commemorating soldiers of the First World War in the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square which were dedicated later in the week at the official opening of the Experience Barnsley 'Road to War' exhibition.

Unfortunately despite the submission of a detailed press release to both the Council and the Barnsley Chronicle our presentation appears to have been misunderstood by the Council (who do not mention the folders' contents in their news item) and was omitted from that week's edition of the Barnsley Chronicle - though admitedly we did make the front cover of the local free newspaper, the Barnsley Independent the following week.
Barnsley Independent 30 September 2014
However, again, the item does not actually mention what the folders contain, merely stating that the folder pictured was "one of three books the group has made during its first year of research".

It is important to state that the production of these 435 (and counting, 441 as of today, 8 October 2014) lists of names is only the first stage towards the advertised aim of the Barnsley War Memorials Project to produce a Roll of Honour of Barnsley's First World War Fallen.  

Our next step is to bid for Heritage Lottery Funding in order to create an Online Database which can be used to store and sort the names of the men thus far collected, adding sufficient personal information to make each man individually identifiable. It will also used to produce an alphabetical list of names, something we have not been able to do so far, and this index list will be produced in paper format to be deposited at Barnsley Archives alongside our recent donation of the War Memorial Inscriptions folders.

In order to bid for Heritage Lottery Funding we will need the support of the wider Barnsley community as well as Barnsley Council, Barnsley Archives and media organisations such as the Barnsley Chronicle, Dearne FM, BBC Radio Sheffield and so on.  

Our project is similar to others across the country such as the Tynemouth World War One Commemoration Project (1,700 names) in the North East of England and in West Yorkshire Craven's Part in the Great War (1,866 names) but we are aiming to include over 5,000 names.

Please could anyone with advice or suggestions about how we can raise awareness of our project across a wider audience in Barnsley contact us.  

We can be reached by email at BWMP2015@gmail.com or you can contact us via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BarnsleyWarMemorialsProject) and via Twitter (@BnslyWarMems).   

If you wish you can even simply leave a comment below this post, but please give us some way of getting back in touch with you!  Comments are subject to moderation and personal email addresses will not be published online.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Thurgoland The Fellowship of the Services Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the end of WW2 (photo taken 4 August 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing
 

Photographed by Pete Schofield

Inscription:

225  S  Mess
The Fellowship of the Services
Peace in Our Time   We Give our Thanks
1945   50th Anniversary of VE & VJ Day 1995    1995
For the Fallen
Remember Us When Next You Pray
For Your Tomorrow We Gave Our Today
We Will Remember Them

 

There are no names on this memorial.



BWMP #THG07

Thurgoland, WW2 Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church

Memorial Plaque to the Fallen of WW2 (photo taken 4 August 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Genuki listing
 

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

Transcribed and photographed by Pete Schofield

Inscription:
In Memory of the / Men of this Parish / who died on Active / Service in the War / 1939 - 1945

[names]
R.I.P
At the Going Down of the Sun / And in the Morning / We Will Remember 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.

Thomas Beet,

Douglas Matthewman,
Stanley Illingsworth,
George Warttig,
Arnold Thawley.


BWMP #THG05

Thurgoland, WW2 Roll of Honour, Holy Trinity Church

WW2 (and later) Roll of Honour in the Holy Trinity Church,
click to enlarge (photo taken 4 August 2014)
 Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Genuki listing

Lives of the First World War Community

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

Transcribed and photographed by Pete Schofield

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.


1939-1945


D. Matthewman    R.A.    Discharged
Lewis Hurt        
Harry Thawley        
D. Crossland    R.A.C.   
Joseph Bedford    R.A.F.   
Fred. Crossland        
Vernon Airstone    K.O.Y.L.I.    Discharged
Friend Shepherd    R.A.S.C.   
D. Airstone        
Joe. Stevenson    R.A.   
Jack F. Smith    R.A.F.   
Donald Hague       
Reginald B. Hawson    R.A.    Discharged
Edwin Birkinshaw    R.A.F.   
Arnold Thawley    C.Gds.    P.O.W.
Frank Mellor    R.A.   
Arthur Birkinshaw    R.A.    P.O.W.
J. Furgusson    A.F.S.   
Albert Damms        
William Hattersley         P.O.W.
Jack Watts    R.A.S.C.   
C. Constantine    K.O.Y.L.I.    P.O.W.
Laurence Morton    R.A.   
Ellis Parrott    R.A.M.C.   
Maurice Swift    R.A.   
Leonard Thawley    R.A.F.   
Fred Roebuck    R.A.S.C.   
Kenneth Parrott    R.A.F.   
Hubert Parrott    R.E.    Awarded B.E.M.
Newman Hurt         P.O.W.
Cyril Green    D.L.I.    P.O.W.21-5-40
Margeret Wade    T.A.N.C.   
Harry Goldring        
Frank Peaker        
Frederick Mudd    R.A.F.   
Christopher Brown    R.A.F.   
Sherill Hague    R.A.S.C.   
Robert Grayson    R.A.F.V.R.   
Jack White    R.A.F.V.R.   
John Robert Stage    R.E.   
Bernard Matthewmen    R.N.   
Charles Morris    R.A.F.   
Ralph Hague    R.A.S.C.   
Harry Price    R.A.S.C.   
Harry Broadbent    R.N.   
Kenneth Mawdsley    R.N.   
Norman Green    R.A.S.C.   
Mavis Hague    A.T.S.   
Herbert Crawshaw    R.A.F.   
S. Walker    R.A.S.C.    Discharged 23-12-40
Harry Burton    R.A.   
E. Davies        
J. Watts        
B.B. Booth        
Diana Booth    W.A.A.F.   
Eric Day    R.N.   
H. Casey        
G.H. Jackson    R.P.C.   
H. Micklethwaite    R.E.    Discharged
E. Micklethwaite    R.A.   
G.H. Green         Discharged
Sam. Crawshaw    R.A.    Discharged
W.W. Redwood        
H. Ronksley        
C. Mollart        
W.J. Saunders         Discharged
S. Cooper    C.Gds   
William Earl    R.A.   
Charles Marsden    R.A.   
S.J. Walton        
J. Hunter        
E. Hill        
S. Cooper    C.Gds   
William Earl    R.A.   
Charles Marsden    R.A.   
S.J. Walton        
J. Hunter
E. Hill        
H. Hinchcliffe        
H. Johnson        
Loyd Allen         Discharged
Donald Allen    R.N.    Discharged
J.E. Smith    R.A.F.   
William Hill        
John M. Parker         Discharged
A.M. Moore        
W.M. Insley        
G.B. Haigh        
T. Long    R.A.   
N. Thawley         Discharged
Raymond Thawley    R.A.F.   
D.M. Marshall    R.N.   
Alfred Maidment    R.A.O.C.   
Ralph F. Hague    R.A.S.   
G. Ward    R.A.F.   
J. Ward    R.N.   
Hilda Kaye    A.T.S.    Discharged
Margaret Crossland    W.A.A.F.   
S.C. Nicholson    V?
Thomas Beet     R.N.    Killed in action April 43
Ronnie Dixon    R.N.   
R.G. Young    R.A.M.C.   
Frank Shepherd    R.A.C.   
Hilda Lowe    N.A.A.F.I.   
W. Glaves    R.A.
Una D. Thawley    W.A.A.F.
Dennis Matthewman    R.N.
Eric Laycock    R.A.C.
Elsie V. Palfreyman    A.T.S.
Herbert B. Watts    F.A.A.
Nancy Swift    W.L.A.
Lilian M. Squires    A.T.S.
Joyce Raynor    A.T.S.
George Wartigg    G.H.    Killed in action 26 Feb 44
Winifred Matthewman    W.A.A.F.
Laurence Parrott    R.N.
Ronald Haigh    R.N.

-Other Conflicts -
Afghanistan
David J. Marsh    CM RM    Killed in action 30-03-08



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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Cawthorne All Saints Churchyard John Geoffrey Fallas

John Geoffrey Fallas is remembered on this gravestone in Cawthorne (photo taken 25 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Grave Location and Inscription:

Pte. John Geoffrey Fallas D.L.I. beloved son of Elizabeth Ann Fallas / who was killed in action Sept. 18th 1918 aged 19 years interred at Sucrerie Cemetery

Read more about John G Fallas on Barnsley Soldiers Remembered.


He is also remembered on the
Cawthorne War Memorial, Cawthorne Museum, Taylor Hill, Cawthorne and the Barnsley, St Peter's Church, Doncaster Road and on the Barnsley, St Peter's Church, John Geoffrey Fallas Window  
 

John is buried in the Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St.Nazaire, France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 


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Cawthorne All Saints Churchyard Eric Bagshaw

Eric is remembered on his mother's gravestone
(photo taken 25 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing


Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

 
Photograph by Pete Schofield

Grave Location and Inscription:

In Loving memory of / Agnes Mabel Bagshaw / A dear wife and mother / who passed away July 7th 1973 / aged 73 years / Also in remembrance of / our dear son Eric / who was lost at war / Sept. 25th 1945 aged 26 years.

Eric is also remembered on the Cawthorne War Memorial.
 

He is remembered on the Brookwood Memorial in Surrey and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.


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War Memorial Gravestones in Cawthorne Churchyard and 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.

Graves 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.

Cawthorne Churchyard and Cemetery contains two Commonwealth War Graves. 

In the list 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.
Soldier's Name & Regiment
Date of Death
Photograph
*
John Geoffrey Fallas

Durham Light Infantry

19 September 1918
*
Eustace E M Taylor

Machine Gun Corps

1 January 1917
*

Eric Bagshaw

Royal Army Service Corps

29 September 1945

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Cawthorne, All Saints Church, Elijah Herbert Chappell Memorial Tablet

Elijah H Chappell is remembered in Cawthorne Church by his parents (photo taken 25 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Inscription: 

In Proud and Loving Memory of / Elijah Herbert Chappell / Corporal 1st Batt Scots Guards / who was killed in action October 9th 1917 / at Langemark, Belgium aged 21 years / This tablet is erected by his Father and Mother / Albert Henry and Elizabeth Chappell / of Flash House, Cawthorne.

Read more about Elijah and the other men of Cawthorne in the Autumn 2014 edition of Memories of Barnsley.

He is also remembered on the Cawthorne War Memorial.

Elijah isremembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 




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Cawthorne, All Saints Church, Lionel Walsh Memorial Tablet

Lionel Walsh is remembered by his sister in Cawthorne Church (photo taken 25 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield
 

Inscription:
In proud and everlasting memory of / Lionel Walsh / Major 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers / Brother of Beatrice Scott-Smith, Banks Hall / who gave his life for his country on July 4th 1916 at / Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France / aged 41 years / "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

Major Walsh is also remembered on the Cawthorne War Memorial.

He is buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 




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Cawthorne, All Saints Church, John Watkin Woodward Memorial Tablet

Pte John W Woodward's personal memorial in Cawthorne Church (photo taken 25 September 2014)

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Inscription: 

In loving memory of / John Watkin Woodward / Private 10th Batt Yorks and Lancs Regt / who died of wounds March 1st 1916 / at Armentieres France aged 21 years / This tablet was erected by his father and mother / John Watkin and Mary Jane Woodward / of Norcroft Cawthorne / "Peace Perfect Peace".

Read more about John W Woodward in the Autumn 2014 issue of Memories of Barnsley.

John is also remembered on the Cawthorne War Memorial.

He is buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France cemetery and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 




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Thursday, 25 September 2014

WW1 Articles in the Autumn Issue of Memories of Barnsley


The Autumn issue of Memories of Barnsley came out last week and contains some great articles about the First World War, and another about a church that was also of interest.

Brian Elliott writes about the concrete church at Goldthorpe, the church of St John the Evangelist and St Mary Magdalene - it was the first of its kind!  We have photos of the beautiful war memorial there here.

This is followed by a '100 years - Great War' themed piece on the 'Call to Arms' in 1914.  It describes the call up and subsequent departure of the Barnsley Territorials on 6 August 1914.  Acknowledgement is given to Jon Cooksey's book Barnsley Pals and another book Images of War - Flanders - 1915 is promoted as containing rare and previously unpublished photographs of the 5th York and Lancaster Regiment (Territorials).  

Cawthorne War Memorial

The article that really got me excited was the piece by Barry Jackson on 'Cawthorne 1914-1918'.  Six pages long and packed with photos of Cawthorne men Barry describes the experience of WW1 for Cawthorne for the men who left to go to war and for the people who remained at home.  Names mentioned include men listed on the War Memorial outside the Cawthorne museum and many more.  

Barry also notes that there are individual memorials to three men in Cawthorne Church, John Watkin Woodward, Elijah Herbert Chappell and Lionel Walsh and another in the Methodist Church to Thomas Allott.  Our Project Information Officer has been despatched to get photos for us!

Finally, a piece by Andrew Horsfield on 'Horace Bramall, the first Silkstone casualty' describes Horace's early life at the Station Inn in Silkstone and his career in the Navy.  His ship, the Aboukir, was sunk by a German submarine on 22 September 1914.

Horace is remembered on Silkstone War Memorial and on the Silkstone Remembers website here where more information about his family can also be found.

Andrew acknowledges the information supplied by members of the Bramall family and by Heritage Silkstone.


Another great issue of this magazine.  We look forward to many more First World War stories in the months to come.  Recommended!



Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Barnsley, Barnsley Pals Centenary Square, Three Glass Panels

One of Three Glass Panels installed on 23 September 2014
The plaque about the glass panels which was added later

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by James Brunt (@RFJamesUK)


Three glass panels designed by Rachel Welford.
The artwork will be officially dedicated on Thursday 25 August at launch of the Road to War exhibition at Experience Barnsley.

Inscription:
An oval blue plaque on a white stone plinth appeared near to the panels some months later.


"As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust" / This artwork / of three glass panels was / commissioned in 2014 to commemorate all / those from Barnsley who fell during WW1 / Designed by artist Rachel Welford / using original material held in / Experience Barnsley Museum / and Discovery Centre

Further Information:

A news release about the panels can be found here.

"Rachel has created three columns made from layers of toughened, laminated glass.  The columns are person-sized which alludes to the human group of Pals and their families ... the progression from one artwork to the next is mainly chronological.  The first column relates to the recruitment of the Pals, the second focuses on the war itself, and includes stories from the front, diary entries, maps and battle-plan diagrams.  The third column relates to life at home, the end of the war and homecoming." Barnsley Council News
 


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