Wednesday 8 January 2014

Barnsley, St George's Church, Memorial Triptych

The central panel of a larger memorial (photographed by AE)
A close up of the lower portion of the above - it appear to be a WW2 memorial
(photo by AE)


War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing 

Lives of the First World War Community

Absent Voters' List for St George's Parish 

Photographs by Adrian Eggleston.  
The photos above were taken shortly before the building was demolished.  A picture of the memorial window dedicated to the men of the parish who fell in the Great War can be seen here.

Newspaper research by BarnsleyHistorian

Barnsley Independent 12 July 1919
(from Find My Past)
This newspaper article about plans for the war memorial was taken directly from a piece in the St George's Church magazine. It was written by the vicar, the Rev. C. E. Dixon.

It described the design as an oak triptych which means 'a picture on three panels, typically hinged together vertically and used as an altar piece'. 

The article also noted that the side panels would have bronze plates mounted on the oak panels on which the names would be inscribed. 

We don't know how large this was, but given the number of names it had to include maybe three or four feet high?

A drawing of the memorial which was on display in the church porch is mentioned. It would be nice to think that this might still exist in the church records.


A blog post with information on research on St George's and St John's 

This memorial is being researched by CG and MW and a website has been started to publish the outline stories of the men named below.

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.

These names were read out in St George's Church on the occasion of the dedication of a chapel and two windows, one to memory of the men of the parish who fell in the war in 1919. St George's Church was demolished in 1993, so the window probably does not survive.  The congregation did move to another building, Barnsley, St George's Church, York Street where a brass plaque with the name Benjamin Turner - mentioned in this newspaper report - can be seen. 

Barnsley Chronicle 12 April 1919 (thanks to Barnsley Archives)

Bernard Harry Alderson
Bertram Allsop
Ernest Henry Allsop
Wm Bates
Jack Russel Benson
Frank Bridge
Herbert Birkenshaw

Ernest Bowring
Wilfred Barham
Frederick Hilton Blackburn
George Blackshaw
Fred Brettoner
John Burns
John Francis Burbury
Henry Carter
Thomas Edgar Carrick
Clarence Capindale
Walter Cross
Harry Collier
John Wm Cooper
Carl Penrose Dixon  (Charles Penrose Dixon)
Alfred Edon
Arthur Edon
James William Edon
Herbert Harry England
George Ekin
Harold Feasby
Frank Ferreday
Harry Firth
Frederick Flude
Wm Henry Falloon
Walter France
Cyril Robert Fleetwood
Ivan Grindell
Noah Green
Rupert Gilbert
Fred Harrison
Harold Hodgson
Charles Edward Hall
Percy Hague
Herbert Hobson
George Hudson
Tom Jaques
Arthur Jepson
Wm Henry Kidd
Cecil Robert Lawson
Edgar Starmer Metcalf
Wm Merrill (William Merrill)
Thomas Merrill
Ernest Merrill
Ernest Pilley
Geo Wm Pickering
Ernest Poole
Josiah Peace
James Pendlebury
Robert Prosser
Arthur Redhall
Francis Edgar Ridley (did not die WW1)
Alfred Rist
Robert Mark Richardson
Harry Sergeant
Harry Scargill
James Christopher Speight
Frank Steeples
Ben Sutcliffe
Harry Sugden
Charles Stewart
Geo Sykes
Geo Smith
James Stuart Swift
Alonzo Wilson Swallow
Norman Theaker
Arthur Utley
John Thomas Vowles
Harry Wilson
Fred Walker
Charles Whittam
Thomas Waddington

Names added later:

T H Crawshaw (d.5 Sep 1920)
H Frank (missing 3 Sep 1916)

1939-1945 partial list:

J H Foster,
A Higgins,
G Holder,
D Jones,
W Kell,
A Lindley,
D Lindeman,
M Markey,
E Morrey


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