Friday 7 March 2014

Darton War Memorial, All Saint's Church, Darton

Darton War Memorial (photo by PS)


War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by Pete Schofield

The war memorial was unveiled and dedicated on 14 November 1926. It was erected by Messrs. Graham Ltd., of Huddersfield and made of Crossland Moor stone. The completion of the memorial had been delayed by the 'bad period' or 'coal stoppage' experienced by the district. This is a reference to industrial action, strikes and lockouts in the area.

Sheffield Independent
27 April 1926, p.7.
Leeds Mercury 12 November 1926, p.3.
Sheffield Daily Telegraph 25 November 1926, p.3.

There are no names on this memorial.

However a church warden, James Dearnley, did include a list of men in his history of All Saint's Church whom he believed should have been included on the memorial.

The Working Men's Club on Well's Street produced a Roll of Honour


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