Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Wombwell, Old Town Hall, Wombwell Boer War

Wombwell Boer War Memorial (from

War Memorials Archive listing

Roll of Honour listing 

British Listed Buildings Entry

Description from British Listed Buildings:
Boer War memorial plaque. c1902. By G. Steele, sculptor of Wombwell. Well-carved sandstone surround; panel probably of granite. Corbels carved with lion's heads and Yorkshire roses flank the inscription

Above, an inscribed panel in moulded architrave  flanked by half-detached soldiers in battle dress set before draped  flags. Shallow cornice beneath ogee-headed feature with unicorn crest within carved foliage; crown at apex. 
Inscription: dedication  to, and names of, the people of Wombwell who served in the Boer War 1899-1902. 

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

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.


Taber J T     2nd V B Y L Rgt Died at Newcastle
Wilson T     Kings RR Died at Ladysmith


Dawes E    The York & Lanc
Herring C A    The York & Lanc
Fish Joe    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Cooper J W    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Broadbent C A Lc Cpl    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Harper Wm    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Jones F W Sergt    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Jones W B C.    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Jeavons B    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Markham F    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Moore H    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Swaine J L.C.    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Watson J    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Webb J    2nd V B Y L Rgt
Duncan J    Imperial Yeomanry
Kew J        Imperial Yeomanry
Webster J    Imperial Yeomanry
Brooks J    KOYLI
Howell C    KOYLI
Edge S    KOYLI
Foulstone H    3rd Y L Rgt
Gladwin P    3rd Y L Rgt
Housley T    3rd Y L Rgt
Hinkles T    3rd Y L Rgt
Hollingworth T    3rd Y L Rgt
Mallender C    3rd Y L Rgt
Harvey J    19th Hussars
Clarke R    10th Hussars
Booth H    14th Hussars
Gascoign W        17th Lancers
Betts C    Grenr Gds
Cookson J    Coldstream Gds
Bucktrout H    Coldstream Gds
Burton W    Northumberland F
Pace J    Northumberland F
Silvester A R        Scots F
Hick W    R Sussex
Morgan J    S Staffs
Bailey T    Black Watch
Whitehead W    Oxford L I
Parker T    Kings R R
Ibbeson C     Kings R R
Fish J H     R F A

1 comment:

Zelia said...

Thank you for sharing this - Boer War 1899-1902
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