Monday, 13 January 2014

Barnsley, Main Post Office, Barnsley Postal Staff Plaque

Post Office Staff Memorial
(photo from British Postal Museum & Archive)

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

British Postal Museum & Archive listing 

Lives of the First World War Community

Some information on this memorial has been deposited in Barnsley Archives.

Newspaper research by BarnsleyHistorian

The original memorial tablet, as described in the 1920 newspaper cutting was black marble, the present plaque (above), which can be seen in the parcel collection office in Pitt Street, is wooden.

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.

Names on Memorial: 

Barnsley Chronicle 20 November 1920
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)

[1914 -1918]

G H Bayley (George Herbert Bayley)
J A Doughty (does not match newspaper list, James Charles Doughty)
A Eggitt (Arthur Eggitt)
J Ferry (John Ferry)
J A Gathercole (does not match cutting, John Charles Gathercole)
J H Haigh (John Henry Haigh)
S Smith (Sam Smith)
A W Widdowson (Alfred William Widdowson)

[1939 - 1945]

H Hewetson
W Tuthill
H Robinson
J H Wooton



Anonymous said...

The article above mentions a marble memorial, however the one currently on display in Barnsley post office is made of wood.

This memorial is located in the caller's office (where you collect undelivered parcels, etc) and requires permission from the office manager to remove or relocate even on a temporary basis.

Does anyone know what happened to the original?
I presume that during the sixties when the GPO transferred to it's office on Pitt street

BarnsleyHistorian said...

It could also have been changed when they added the WW2 names as the wooden one (the current plaque) lists names of men from both wars.

Yes, I'd like to know what happened to the original as well!