Wednesday 21 May 2014

Monk Bretton, St Paul's Church, WW1 Memorial Book

The Memorial Book lives in this box in the Window at the West end of the Church
(photo from Barnsley Family History Society)
Inscription in the Memorial Book (photo from Barnsley Family History Society)


War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Transcribed and photographed by Barnsley Family History Society

Monk Bretton holds in grateful memory her brave dead who gave their lives for King and Country in The Great War 
May they Rest in Peace.

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.

Pte Herbert Atkinson
Seaman Arthur Atkinson
Pt James M Bailey
Cpl Charles Bedford
Pte George E Beck
Pte Richard Burke
Pte Tom Bailey
Pte Joseph Carr
Cpl James Cooke
Pte James Critchley
Cpl Chas L Duckworth
Pte Frederick Franks
L/Cpl Jesse Eyre Green
Pte C Grattan
Pte Ernest Harston
Pte John Horobin
Pte Thomas Hill
Pte Albert E Harston
Pte Lewis Harrison
Pte Thomas Hunt
Stoker W T Hinchcliffe
Gunner Thos H Horbury
L/Cpl J T Johnson
Cpl Arthur Johnson
Pte George N Jessop
Cpl Thomas Knight
2nd Lieut Peter C Kerr
Pte Thomas Knight
Sig Thomas A Kelk
Sgt Rufus Kelk
Pte Fred Knapton
Pte Daniel W Lee
Alice Hilda Lancaster
Cpl Charles R Lowe
Pte Amos Marsden
L/Smn Aurthur Malkin MM
Pte Arthur Moxon
Capt Archibald Mackenzie
Pte Henry McDonald
Pte Herbert Musgrave
Pte A E Oldroyd
Pte Thomas Partridge
Pte P J Pitcher
Pte William Russell
Pte Arthur Russell
Sgt Thomas Richards
L/Sgt J W H Silcock  (Henry Silcock)
L/Cpl Albert Scorah
Pte John Shaw
Pte Abraham Shaw
Pte Richard Turner
Pte Edwin Turner
Pte Thos E Truelove
Pte Austin Turton
Pte Thos W Victory
Ab/Seamn C A Whitehead
Pte Chas W Wood
Stoker Arthur Wood
Pte Bernard White
Sapper Samuel Waters
Sgt Chas E Williams
A/Smn Harry Williamson



BarnsleyHistorian said...

Anonymous said...

Dear Sirs,
A great job done here a superb site befitting the memory of the fallen.
I am researching a possible family member although I am in contact with the Gt Grandson of Cpl Thomas Knight, DOD 12 Oct 1917 Reg No 39650, 1st-7th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own).
Born in Curdworth, Warwickshire abt Apr 1879 to parents John Knight (1844-1908) and Hannah Knight (Nee Caldicott 1849-1931).He resided in Monk Bretton at some point as his Marriage Banns were read at the church there on 29 Sep, 6 & 13 Oct 1912, we have to date only discovered this record of these Banns as indication that he lived in that area.
He actually Married Annie Elizabeth Cox at Castle Bromwich Parish Church, Birmingham, Warwickshire on 22 October 1912.
My purpose here is two fold: -
1. There is a link from his name in a list on your site but the details are for a Cpl Thomas Patrick Knight, perhaps this needs correction.
2. We wonder if there might be any further information in the area regarding his work, place of residence from when until etc etc any information would be wonderful.
(email address removed)

BarnsleyHistorian said...

Hi John,
I have reposted your comment because it is very interesting to other users of the site.

I will email you - but just for other readers - there are TWO Thomas Knights on the Monk Bretton Memorials - I think the man you are referring to is the second one - listed on the memorials as Pte, but on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site as Rifleman.

Secretary - BWMP

Anonymous said...

Hello John,
Pte (Rifleman) 39650 Thomas Knight was my Great Grandfather and is buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium.
As far as I know he went to Monk Breton to be a miner. He had two sons, Mark and Keith (my Granddad). Keith Knight lived in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham and worked for the GPO.
Keith Smith

BarnsleyHistorian said...

Thanks for this additional information Keith. And thank you for taking the time to read our website.
Secretary - BWMP

Pamela Smith said...

I have been looking for my Grandfather on a memorial.I cannot tell you feeling I had when I saw his name.Charles Gratton sometimes the spelling is Grattan.He died on the 28/5/2018 and is buried in Gwalia cemetery Ypres.West Flanders.Belguim
He had a wife Sarah Ellen Gratton and two sons.Charles my father and Horace.I will visit the memorial if I can.
Thank you.
Pamela Smith.

BarnsleyHistorian said...

Hi Pam,

How wonderful! I am glad we have been able to help you find your grandfather. The three memorials at Monk Bretton, the plaque in the church, the memorial book and the outdoor memorial on Cross Street all carry a very similar list of names so please do make sure you check all three.
Charles Gratton is also remembered on the Buckley Street Chapel's Roll of Honour.

Thank you for reading our website and for getting in touch with us,