Monday 6 January 2014

Thurgoland War Memorial, Smithy Hill, Thurgoland

War Memorial at Thurgoland (photographed 5 January 2014)

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Genuki listings exist for the memorials in the church, but not the War Memorial

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

There is a booklet of detailed research about this memorial on the shelves in Barnsley Archives.  The memorial was unveiled on 26 September 1920.

A book of the minutes of the War Memorial Committee, along with some letters and accounts are available at Barnsley Archives, reference SY-56-P/9 

Transcribed and photographed by BarnsleyHistorian

Erected by the Parishoners of Thurgoland, in Honour and Memory of their Fallen in the Great War. 1914 - 1918
[on the step below]
And 1939-1945

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 Independent 7 July 1917
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)


Col V A Ormsby 3rd Gurka Rifles
Capt W Elmhirst 9th East Yorks
Lieut H K Peace Lincolns Regt
Lieut E C Elmhirst 8th D of Welltns
Sergt L Gale RFA
Lce Cpl G Hough Y&L
Pte W Hibbert 3rd Coldstream Gds
Pte H Redfearn D of Welltns
Lieut G F Cooke 5th Middlesex Reg

Pte Percy Giles MCC
Pte F Cox 1st Y&L
Pte H Cole Lanc Fusils
Pte L Goldthorpe MM 3rd Wor Regt
Gnr S Senior RFA
Pte A Shepherd KOYLI
Pte S Raynor ASC
Pte A Butterworth W Yorks

Pte J B Green KOYLI
Pte J Stead Leices Regt
Pte G Brook 2nd Y&L (George Brook)
Pte B Matthewman RTD
Pte E Hoyle Y&L
Pte G Williams Y&L
Pte S Downing Cam Highldrs
Pte C Clark Y&L
Pte H Parkin ASC
Pte J Bower Welsh Reg (Joseph Bower)


Ord/Seaman T Beet RN
Pte S Illingsworth KOYLI
Gnr D Matthewman RA
Gnr J R Stagg RA
Pte G Warttig Green Howards

Lt Comm Eugene Esmonde VC DSO RN


Marine David Marsh CM RM
30 March 2008



Peter Wood said...

Private HARRY COLE 26811, 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment was the brother of Private ALBERT COLE 20th Battalion Australian Army. Albert spoke of meeting his brother in France the day before he (Albert) was wounded and just days before his brother was killed.

on behalf of Anita Wood (nee Cole) Albert's daughter.

Peter Wood -

BarnsleyHistorian said...

Thank you for this. I see that Albert's Service Record is available free to view on the National Archives of Australia website. Do you know why Albert emigrated? I know that quite a number of Barnsley men did at that time. Just curious.
Linda (Admin)