Monday, 28 April 2014

Meeting of the Barnsley War Memorials Project 6 May 2014

The third meeting of the Barnsley War Memorials Project will be held on Tuesday 6 May 2014 from 2pm to 3pm in meeting room 10 of Barnsley Town Hall.

The Barnsley War Memorials Project's initial aim is to produce a Roll of Honour of the Fallen of the First World War for the Barnsley area.  Further information can be found here.

Items to be covered on 6 May include the new constitution, funding bids, progress, our public profile and accuracy and checking of work.

All are welcome, but please contact us first if you can so that we know how many people to expect.  Supporting papers can be requested from the same contact.

Thank you for your support.

Thurnscoe, St Helens Church, Memorial Window WW1

Memorial Window St Helen's Church, Thurnscoe (photo by PD)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by Pete Davies


Newspaper research by BarnsleyHistorian

Inscription:

In Memory of the Men We Loved Who Died for England 1914-1918 Requiescant in Pace.
 

There are no names on this window, however the list of 82 names referred to in the cutting below can be found on our entry for the Memorial Plaque in St Helen's Church.

Barnsley Chronicle 11 March 1922 (thanks to Barnsley Archives)


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Friday, 25 April 2014

Penistone, St Andrew's Methodist Church, Memorial Tablet

Memorial Tablet in St Andrew's Penistone (thanks to JD for the photo)

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by JD in April 2014

Transcribed by BarnsleyHistorian

Thanks to the Rev David Hall for permission to photograph this tablet.  We assume this tablet is from St Paul's Methodist church which used to be on the site of St Andrew's.  If anyone can confirm this please get in touch.
 

Names:
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.


[1914-1919]

Pro Patria
To the Glory of God and in Memory of
Those who gave their Services
In the Cause of Humanity

Allen J,
Ashton W H,
Beever G,
Beever G H,
Beever L,
Birkenshaw A,
Birkenshaw G H,
Bishop C,
Bonner A,
Butcher F,
Butcher G H,
Butcher J E,
Butcher J W,
Calcutt W,
Clark A,
Clark E,
Clark W,
Clarkson A,
Clarkson G,
Clarkson W,
Clegg E,
Clough H,
Eddy G,
Farnsworth ? (some names obscured by poppy cross)
French ?
Gle?
Haw?
Hod?
Houg?
Hurs?
Jagger?
Kilner B,
Knowles H,
Lee T H,
Makin D,
Marshall J,
Marshall W,
Mellor J W,
Mortimer J,
Radley G,
Ramsden W H,
Robinson J,
Smith V,
Sutton H,
Swallow H,
Taylor R,
Travis E,
Travis F,
Travis G,
Travis L
Travis W,
Travis Wm,
Wadsworth N,
Wadsworth Nelson,
Wadsworth W,

? A, 
(names obscured by poppy cross) 
? G E,
? R,
? and F,
? worth Nurse A.

Died on Service

Ashton E,
Calcutt ?,  
(names partially obscured by poppy cross)
 Clarkson ?,
Fennell ?,
Hawes R,
Hodgkinson A,
Knowles E,
Mitchell G,
? r A.



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Monday, 21 April 2014

War Memorial Gravestones in Carlton Cemetery

During both the First and Second World Wars re-repatriation of the bodies of fallen servicemen and women was not usual.  The Unknown Soldier, entombed in Westminster Abbey represents those buried and commemorated overseas who could not come home.  For many families, deprived of a graveside at which to mourn, one solution was to add the name of their lost son (or daughter) to the family gravestone in their local churchyard.  

The Imperial War Museum's War Memorials' Archive defines a War Memorial as "any tangible object which has been erected or dedicated to commemorate those killed as a result of war, conflict or peacekeeping; who served in war or conflict; or who died whilst engaged in military service."  This includes gravestones which commemorate a casualty buried elsewhere.  There must be a clear statement on the memorial (or in a printed document such as a newspaper report from the time) that defines the commemorative purpose of the feature and reports its erection. The full wording of their definition can be found here.

Thus gravestones which include wording such as: died of wounds received in action, killed in action, fell in France, died on active service, reported missing in action, or even killed accidentally while on active service all count as War Memorials.  The wording is a "clear statement" that the purpose of recording that person's name on the gravestone is as a memorial.

Graves which are situated on the site of the burial of a casualty, such as Commonwealth War Graves, are not War Memorials, however the Barnsley War Memorials Project is also collecting their details for inclusion in the Barnsley Roll of Honour.

Carlton Cemetery contains two Commonwealth War Graves. 

In July 2017 an avenue of trees was planted in the Cemetery and a plaque was dedicated to the men from Carlton who lost their lives in the First World War. (Barnsley Chronicle 28 July 2017)


In the list below, where the name is blue click to follow the link to a page with a larger photograph and more information.

 Gravestone Location
Section Row No.
Soldier's Name & Regiment
Date of Death
Photograph
*
Kings Own Scottish Borderers

16 May 1917
*
William Owen
RNVR

June 1942
*
Samuel Johnson
HMS Argon

23 October 1918
*
Herbert Turton
RNVR

 21 August 1918
*
Leonard Hall
1/5 York & Lancs

7 July 1916
*
George Edward Kilner
13th York & Lancs

30 March 1918
*
Harry Ferris
1/5 York & Lancs

7 July 1916
*
Wilfred Grove
KOYLI

8 May 1942
*
*
*

*
*
*
*
*

*
*
*
*
*

*
*

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

War Memorial Gravestones & CWGC Gravestones in Darton Churchyard & Cemetery

During both the First and Second World Wars re-repatriation of the bodies of fallen servicemen and women was not usual.  The Unknown Soldier, entombed in Westminster Abbey represents those buried and commemorated overseas who could not come home.  For many families, deprived of a graveside at which to mourn, one solution was to add the name of their lost son (or daughter) to the family gravestone in their local churchyard.  

Darton War Memorial is unusual in that it is inscribed with no names of the fallen men of the area.  We have found a list of men that the church warden thought should have been on the memorial and we have searched the churchyard and cemetery for any more clues.

The Imperial War Museum's War Memorials' Archive defines a War Memorial as "any tangible object which has been erected or dedicated to commemorate those killed as a result of war, conflict or peacekeeping; who served in war or conflict; or who died whilst engaged in military service."  This includes gravestones which commemorate a casualty buried elsewhere.  There must be a clear statement on the memorial (or in a printed document such as a newspaper report from the time) that defines the commemorative purpose of the feature and reports its erection. The full wording of their definition can be found here.

Thus gravestones which include wording such as: died of wounds received in action, killed in action, fell in France, died on active service, reported missing in action, or even killed accidentally while on active service all count as War Memorials.  The wording is a "clear statement" that the purpose of recording that person's name on the gravestone is as a memorial.

Gravestones which are situated on the site of the burial of a casualty, such as Commonwealth War Graves (CWGC), are NOT War Memorials, however the Barnsley War Memorials Project collected their details for inclusion in the Barnsley Roll of Honour. Most CWGC stones are made of Portland Stone and are the same shape and size - it had been decided to have uniform gravestones with no difference between rank, race, class or religion. However in cemeteries in the UK some families had their men buried in a plot that already had a family gravestone and then added an inscription - in which case it was NOT replaced by a standard CWGC one at the time.

In the lists below, where the name is blue click to follow the link to a page with a larger photograph and more information. We recently added links to the Find A Grave website (with thanks to Pete Schofield) where more photos of the graves and transcriptions of the inscriptions can be found.

Darton Churchyard and Cemetery contains 24 CWGC burials:

Plot
Find A Grave link
Name / Regiment / Date of Death
Thumbnail Photo
A.H.27

Find A Grave
Ernest Robert Dore

York and Lancaster Regt

9 August 1917
D.10
Find A Grave
George Victor Field

Notts and Derbys Regt

17 November 1916
A.I.29

Find A Grave
Samuel Harrison

Royal Garrison Artillery

14 Mar 1918
*
Find A Grave
John William Jackson

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Joseph William Lister

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Thomas Overend

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
G Popplewell

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
A Shaw

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
M Simpson

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Charles Wilfred Truelove

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Alfred Braithwaite

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
James Henry Clayton

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
J Cocking

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Harold Bellin

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Ernest England

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Brian Fletcher

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
James Fretwell

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
James Reginald Jackson

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Albert Jones

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
George Margison

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Joseph Margison

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Edric Clifford Townend

*

*
*
*
Find A Grave
Irvin Hodgson Wild

*

*
*

Darton Churchyard and Cemetery contains 24 First World War and 3 Second World War memorial gravestones - the men named below are NOT buried in these plots. Follow the Find A Grave links to discover more information. In some cases there is a link on the man's name (it will be blue) that leads to further information either on a separate page on this site or on an external one.

 Gravestone Location
Section Row No.
Soldier's Name & Regiment
Date of Death
Thumbnail Photograph
B.K.33

Alec R Braithwaite

Royal Garrison Artillery

6 June 1918
B.F.9

Norman Shaw

KOYLI

2 April 1917
A.H.17

George Urquhart MM

York and Lancaster Rgt

11 August 1916
B.K.22

Henry Vivian Braithwaite

Durham Light Infantry

25 June 1942
B.F.12

James General Dyson

York and Lancaster Rgt

25 April 1918
B.10

George Ibberson

York and Lancaster

11 October 1917
F.28

Ernest Ives

York and Lancaster

1 July 1916
D.E.24

Cyril Maples

Royal Navy

11 August 1942
F.17

John Taylor Mellor

Royal Garrison Artillery

15 March 1918
F.27

Horace Pickering

Machine Gun Corps

 24 March 1918
F.26

Samuel Lake Proctor

York and Lancaster Rgt

11 July 1916
B.B.11

Wilfred Sanderson

10th Hussars

11 April 1917
F.16

Royce Thompson

Royal Field Artillery


22 December 1917
C.16.17

Austin Turton

York and Lancaster Rgt

 1 July 1916
D.12

Benjamin Gerald Wagstaff

Army Service Corps

 20 December 1916
F.16

Charles Milton Ledger

York and Lancaster

9 April 1916
F.?

John Arthur Williams

York and Lancaster Rgt

27 Nov 1917
A.F.2

Cyril Burton Dixon

York and Lancaster Regt

14 November 1918
*
B.D.2

Gordon Gray

York and Lancaster Regt

27 May 1918
*
A.H.3

Claude Leatham

Royal Army Medical Corps

9 April 1917
*
A.O.18

Bernard Outram

Royal Armoured Corps

5 November 1944
*
C.22.10

Herbert Milner

York and Lancaster Regt

24 September 1918
*
*

Find A Grave
Joseph Leonard Challenger

West Riding Regt

1 July 1916
*
A.M.21

William Heeley

Royal Scots Fusiliers

29 September 1915
*
A.K.3

Richard Allott

Royal Field Artillery

8 October 1918
*
A.H.27

Find A Grave
Ernest Robert Dore

York and Lancaster Regt

9 August 1917
*
A.G.20

Find A Grave
Ernest Mark Simpson

West Yorkshire Regt

6 January 1918
*
*
Find A Grave
* *

 

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Darton Cemetery, Alec R Braithwaite RGA

Alec Braithwaite's Memorial Cross on his family graveplot
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by ML taken March 2014

Grave Location and Inscription:


In Loving Memory of 
Gnr Alec R Braitwaite RGA
Dearly loved eldest son of George & Annie Braithwaite
Who died from wounds in France 1918, aged 22 years
He gave his bright young life that those he loved might live. (some letters missing)


Alec Roy Braithwaite is buried in St Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France.  He is also remembered on the list of fallen men in the History of All Saints Church, Darton.



Darton Cemetery, Norman Shaw KOYLI

Shaw Family Gravestone in Darton Cemetery
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by ML taken March 2014

Grave Location and Inscription: 


In Loving Memory of Winifred,
The beloved daughter of Joseph & Rachel Shaw,
Who died Sept 24th 1909, aged 25 years
Also Pte. Norman Shaw, KOYLI
Beloved son of the above who Fell in France
April 2nd 1917, aged 22 years



Norman Shaw is buried in France in the Merville Communal Cemetery.


War Memorial Gravestones in Monk Bretton Cemetery

During both the First and Second World Wars re-repatriation of the bodies of fallen servicemen and women was not usual.  The Unknown Soldier, entombed in Westminster Abbey represents those buried and commemorated overseas who could not come home.  For many families, deprived of a graveside at which to mourn, one solution was to add the name of their lost son (or daughter) to the family gravestone in their local churchyard.  

The Imperial War Museum's War Memorials' Archive defines a War Memorial as "any tangible object which has been erected or dedicated to commemorate those killed as a result of war, conflict or peacekeeping; who served in war or conflict; or who died whilst engaged in military service."  This includes gravestones which commemorate a casualty buried elsewhere.  There must be a clear statement on the memorial (or in a printed document such as a newspaper report from the time) that defines the commemorative purpose of the feature and reports its erection. The full wording of their definition can be found here.

Thus gravestones which include wording such as: died of wounds received in action, killed in action, fell in France, died on active service, reported missing in action, or even killed accidentally while on active service all count as War Memorials.  The wording is a "clear statement" that the purpose of recording that person's name on the gravestone is as a memorial.

Graves which are situated on the site of the burial of a casualty, such as Commonwealth War Graves, are not War Memorials, however the Barnsley War Memorials Project is also collecting their details for inclusion in the Barnsley Roll of Honour.

There are 20 CWGC graves in Monk Bretton Cemetery.

Barnsley Family History Society started transcribing the memorial inscriptions in Monk Bretton cemetery a few years ago however they have not published them all yet.  A computer disk of inscriptions and memorials in the churchyard and church is available to buy. They should be able to provide information on the memorials in the cemetery by request to their Searches Officer.  We are grateful to the Barnsley Family History Society for providing a list of the memorial gravestones and their inscriptions for this cemetery.

In the list below, where the name is blue click to follow the link to a page with a larger photograph and more information.


 Gravestone Location
Section Row No.
Soldier's Name & Regiment
Date of Death
Photograph
H 98
John Thomas Johnson

8th KOYLI

6 June 1917
A 222
Alice Hilda Lancaster

T.F.N.S

3 June 1918
A036
John W Heath

A.S.C.

8 January 1916
A159
Joseph Carr

King's Own Yorkshire LI

16 September 1916
A188
Bernard White

West Yorkshire Regiment

21 November 1917
A201
Samuel Gammons

8th East Yorkshire Regt

10 December 1916
B007
Charles Pickles

Royal Field Artillery

14 March 1917
C088
Rowland Jones

West Riding Regt

14 October 1918
E004
Thomas William Victory

York & Lancaster Regt

1 July 1916
G014
Herbert Musgreave
Liverpool Regt  
28 October 1916

Thomas Musgreave
Canadian Expeditionary Force
12 April 1917
G069
Robert Craven

Royal Garrison Artillery

22 January 1917
G088
Thomas Hilton Horbury

Royal Garrison Artillery

12 May 1917
I015
Henry Silcox (or Silcock)

Kings Own Yorkshire LI

11 October 1916
*
*
*
A063
Albert McGowan
 
 Royal Navy H.M.S. Cossack

23 October 1941
C067
Thomas Myers

14 June 1942
*
E029
Fred Trimby
 
 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

6/7 September 1943
E105
Alfred Goodman
 
 Royal Scots Fusiliers

12 September 1944
O007
Amos Howe
 
  51 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

1 March 1943
O010
Edward Bessant
 
 West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
 
10 June 1942
P057
John Harrison
 
6th HAA Royal Artillery

11 May 1945
Q011
Harry Williamson
 
1st Irish Guards

30 January 1944


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