Monday 19 May 2014

Woolley War Memorial, High St/Church St, Woolley

Pretty picture of Woolley War Memorial (photo by PS)

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

Lives of the First World War Community

Wakefield FHS listing
Contains biographical details of most of the men listed below

Transcribed and photographed by Pete Schofield

According to the minutes of the Woolley War Memorial Committee, which are held in the West Yorkshire Archives in Wakefield (C506/12/1), the memorial was  unveiled on Sunday 29th May 1921 at 6pm.  At that time the inscription and list of names were inscribed on a bronze plate. The following inscription had been proposed by the Committee - we do not know if this was the actual wording finalised.

In Loving Memory of the men of this Parish 
who sacrificed their lives 
in the service of their Country
1914 - 1918
Reginald Joe Banks
John Empsall
Charles Langfield
Joe Middlebrook Nussey
George Robinson
Leonard Stennett
Herbert Sutton

Another bronze plate was added after the Second World War when the first was also cleaned.  When the plates were changed to stone tablets and the men from Woolley Colliery and Brick Row added we don't know.

Men listed on this memorial may well be included in the Barnsley WW1 Roll of Honour, it depends if they were born in the current Barnsley MBC area or if they lived within the area at the time they enlisted.  It's complicated! 
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 - 1918

R J Banks, (Reginald Joe Banks)
J Empsall, (John Empsall)
R Harman, (Reginald Edward Harman)

C Longfield, (Charles Langfield) Buried in Woolley Churchyard
J M Nussey, (Joe Middlebrook Nussey)
G Robinson, (George Alfred Robinson)
C W Stennett,  (Charles W Stennett)
H Sutton,  (Herbert Sutton)

1939 - 1945

A Brown
N Coatesworth

Woolley Colliery and Brick Row
1914 - 1918

W Chalkley,  (Wilfred Chalkley)
B Croft, (Bertram Croft)
J Joyner, (John Ernest Percival Joyner)
F W Loft, (Frederick William Loft) Buried in Woolley Churchyard
A Mitchell, (Aquila Mitchell)
W Mitchell,  (Wilson Mitchell)
W Wiles, (Walter Wiles)
J Melson (John Melson aka John Melson Giggal)

1939 - 1945

H Bellin,
F W Lightowler,
J Margison,
H Osborne,
S Ward,
G Margison.


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