Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Cawthorne All Saints Churchyard John Geoffrey Fallas

John Geoffrey Fallas is remembered on this gravestone in Cawthorne (photo taken 25 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Grave Location and Inscription:

Pte. John Geoffrey Fallas D.L.I. beloved son of Elizabeth Ann Fallas / who was killed in action Sept. 18th 1918 aged 19 years interred at Sucrerie Cemetery

Read more about John G Fallas on Barnsley Soldiers Remembered.


He is also remembered on the
Cawthorne War Memorial, Cawthorne Museum, Taylor Hill, Cawthorne and the Barnsley, St Peter's Church, Doncaster Road and on the Barnsley, St Peter's Church, John Geoffrey Fallas Window  
 

John is buried in the Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St.Nazaire, France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 


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Cawthorne All Saints Churchyard Eric Bagshaw

Eric is remembered on his mother's gravestone
(photo taken 25 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing


Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

 
Photograph by Pete Schofield

Grave Location and Inscription:

In Loving memory of / Agnes Mabel Bagshaw / A dear wife and mother / who passed away July 7th 1973 / aged 73 years / Also in remembrance of / our dear son Eric / who was lost at war / Sept. 25th 1945 aged 26 years.

Eric is also remembered on the Cawthorne War Memorial.
 

He is remembered on the Brookwood Memorial in Surrey and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.


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War Memorial Gravestones in Cawthorne Churchyard and 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.

Cawthorne Churchyard and Cemetery contains two Commonwealth War Graves. 

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
*
John Geoffrey Fallas

Durham Light Infantry

19 September 1918
*
Eustace E M Taylor

Machine Gun Corps

1 January 1917
*

Eric Bagshaw

Royal Army Service Corps

29 September 1945

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Cawthorne, All Saints Church, Elijah Herbert Chappell Memorial Tablet

Elijah H Chappell is remembered in Cawthorne Church by his parents (photo taken 25 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Inscription: 

In Proud and Loving Memory of / Elijah Herbert Chappell / Corporal 1st Batt Scots Guards / who was killed in action October 9th 1917 / at Langemark, Belgium aged 21 years / This tablet is erected by his Father and Mother / Albert Henry and Elizabeth Chappell / of Flash House, Cawthorne.

Read more about Elijah and the other men of Cawthorne in the Autumn 2014 edition of Memories of Barnsley.

He is also remembered on the Cawthorne War Memorial.

Elijah isremembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 




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Cawthorne, All Saints Church, Lionel Walsh Memorial Tablet

Lionel Walsh is remembered by his sister in Cawthorne Church (photo taken 25 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield
 

Inscription:
In proud and everlasting memory of / Lionel Walsh / Major 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers / Brother of Beatrice Scott-Smith, Banks Hall / who gave his life for his country on July 4th 1916 at / Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France / aged 41 years / "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

Major Walsh is also remembered on the Cawthorne War Memorial.

He is buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 




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Cawthorne, All Saints Church, John Watkin Woodward Memorial Tablet

Pte John W Woodward's personal memorial in Cawthorne Church (photo taken 25 September 2014)

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Inscription: 

In loving memory of / John Watkin Woodward / Private 10th Batt Yorks and Lancs Regt / who died of wounds March 1st 1916 / at Armentieres France aged 21 years / This tablet was erected by his father and mother / John Watkin and Mary Jane Woodward / of Norcroft Cawthorne / "Peace Perfect Peace".

Read more about John W Woodward in the Autumn 2014 issue of Memories of Barnsley.

John is also remembered on the Cawthorne War Memorial.

He is buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France cemetery and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 




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Thursday, 25 September 2014

WW1 Articles in the Autumn Issue of Memories of Barnsley


The Autumn issue of Memories of Barnsley came out last week and contains some great articles about the First World War, and another about a church that was also of interest.

Brian Elliott writes about the concrete church at Goldthorpe, the church of St John the Evangelist and St Mary Magdalene - it was the first of its kind!  We have photos of the beautiful war memorial there here.

This is followed by a '100 years - Great War' themed piece on the 'Call to Arms' in 1914.  It describes the call up and subsequent departure of the Barnsley Territorials on 6 August 1914.  Acknowledgement is given to Jon Cooksey's book Barnsley Pals and another book Images of War - Flanders - 1915 is promoted as containing rare and previously unpublished photographs of the 5th York and Lancaster Regiment (Territorials).  

Cawthorne War Memorial

The article that really got me excited was the piece by Barry Jackson on 'Cawthorne 1914-1918'.  Six pages long and packed with photos of Cawthorne men Barry describes the experience of WW1 for Cawthorne for the men who left to go to war and for the people who remained at home.  Names mentioned include men listed on the War Memorial outside the Cawthorne museum and many more.  

Barry also notes that there are individual memorials to three men in Cawthorne Church, John Watkin Woodward, Elijah Herbert Chappell and Lionel Walsh and another in the Methodist Church to Thomas Allott.  Our Project Information Officer has been despatched to get photos for us!

Finally, a piece by Andrew Horsfield on 'Horace Bramall, the first Silkstone casualty' describes Horace's early life at the Station Inn in Silkstone and his career in the Navy.  His ship, the Aboukir, was sunk by a German submarine on 22 September 1914.

Horace is remembered on Silkstone War Memorial and on the Silkstone Remembers website here where more information about his family can also be found.

Andrew acknowledges the information supplied by members of the Bramall family and by Heritage Silkstone.


Another great issue of this magazine.  We look forward to many more First World War stories in the months to come.  Recommended!



Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Barnsley, Barnsley Pals Centenary Square, Three Glass Panels

One of Three Glass Panels installed on 23 September 2014
The plaque about the glass panels which was added later

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by James Brunt (@RFJamesUK)


Three glass panels designed by Rachel Welford.
The artwork will be officially dedicated on Thursday 25 August at launch of the Road to War exhibition at Experience Barnsley.

Inscription:
An oval blue plaque on a white stone plinth appeared near to the panels some months later.


"As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust" / This artwork / of three glass panels was / commissioned in 2014 to commemorate all / those from Barnsley who fell during WW1 / Designed by artist Rachel Welford / using original material held in / Experience Barnsley Museum / and Discovery Centre

Further Information:

A news release about the panels can be found here.

"Rachel has created three columns made from layers of toughened, laminated glass.  The columns are person-sized which alludes to the human group of Pals and their families ... the progression from one artwork to the next is mainly chronological.  The first column relates to the recruitment of the Pals, the second focuses on the war itself, and includes stories from the front, diary entries, maps and battle-plan diagrams.  The third column relates to life at home, the end of the war and homecoming." Barnsley Council News
 


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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Wombwell, St Mary's Church, Memorial Tablet, Capt E P Cropper MC

The embedded badges and medals are very unusual (photo taken 13 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Inscription: 

In Loving Memory of / Edward Percival Cropper, M.C. / Captain & Adjutant 2nd Batt: West Yorks: / Second son of the Rev: James Cropper / Rector of this Parish / who fell in Action / at Eterpigney on the Somme / 25th March 1918, aged 21

Edward is also remembered on the
Wombwell War Memorial, St Mary's Church
He is remembered on a memorial in St John the Baptist's Church in Penshurst, Kent too, which seems to be connected to his family.

He is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  




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Wombwell, St Mary's Church, 2Lt J S Mitchell & Men of Mitchell Main & Darfield Main Collieries

Memorial window to Joseph Spencer Mitchell and the men of the local collieries
(photographs taken 13 September 2014)
Detail of soldiers in lower middle panels - click to enlarge
A close up of the inscription at the foot of this window - click to enlarge
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing


The above listing suggests that there are 121 names associated with this window - however it also describes it as a five light window, which it isn't.  Maybe there is or was an associated typed or written list somewhere near the window?  Can anyone help?

War Memorials Online listing


Further Information:
Yorkshire Indexers page about Joseph Spencer Mitchell

Photographs by Pete Schofield


Inscription:
Greater love hath no / man than this that / a man lay down his / life for his friends


In loving remembrance of our son / 2nd Lt Joseph Spencer Mitchell / R.F.C. accidentally killed whilst flying in / France 5th October 1916 and buried in / Communal Cemetery Gezaincourt / and in grateful appreciation of sacrifice made by / men employed at Mitchell Main & Darfield Main / Collieries in the Great War 1914 - 1918

Joseph Spencer Mitchell is also remembered on the WW1 Memorial Plaque in All Saints Church, Wath upon Dearne and on his own Memorial Plaque in the same church.
 

He is buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  


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Wombwell, St Marys Church, Wombwell Book Of Remembrance

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Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Transcribed and photographed by Pete Schofield

Inscription:
Roll of Honour for the Parish of Wombwell / In proud and loving memory / of the men who gave their lives / in the cause of liberty, truth / and justice / in the great wars.

Names:
 
A transcription of the 318 WW1 names and 103 WW2 names plus one from 1962 has been made and a .pdf file can be downloaded here. We hold photographs of each individual page of this book for reference.

 
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Wombwell, St Marys Church, Wombwell Church Of England Mens Society - WW1

A decorative cabinet headed CEMS contains a typed sheet of names
(photographed 13 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Transcribed and photographed by Pete Schofield


Six of the eleven names also appear on the Wombwell War Memorial in surname and initial only format, so this memorial gives added information to help identify these men.

Inscription:
To The Glory of God and In Memory of the
Following Members of the Wombwell St Mary’s Branch of the
Church of England Men’s Society

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.

Mr Stewart Arthur Beacher
Mr William Hirst
Mr Bartley Bannister
Mr William Bean
Mr George Wigglesworth
Mr Richard Mason
Mr George Frederick Thorpe
Mr William Sands
Mr William Thorpe
Mr John M Downend
Mr John Johnson



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Wombwell, St Mary's Church, L Cpl H G Lloyd

Lance Corporal H G Lloyd is remembered on a panel in a wooden screen
(photo taken 13 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield


Further Information:

The memorial, "named as a memorial to  L/Cpl HG Lloyd needs expanding as the Faculty is for a 'side chapel'  'As a memorial to the Chuch Lads' Brigade members who fell in the War' and to be used as a morning church. Erected in 1927 but has been moved at least three times.

The side chapel was for many years on the North side of the Nave near the original organ loft. The chapel was moved to its present position as a porch [...] in the mid 1980's before I got to grips with research on the War memorial, it was after visiting the Sheffield Archives to look at the faculties for Wombwell hoping to find an original list of names on the memorial which is built on church land, that I discovered it was as a memorial to all ex CLB members of Wombwell who had died in the great War.

The memorial is the wooden structure and the fact that one soldier is remembered on the 'reredos' is something I cannot explain unless the next of kin contributed to the cost of the panel. A former Rector did write a brief history of Wombwell St. Mary's, and suggests that the panels were paid for by individuals." George Horner

Inscription: 

In the faith of Jesus Christ and in loving remembrance of
Howard George Lloyd L/Corp R.E. Killed in Action at Laventie, France
30th April 1917 in his 23rd year

Howard is also remembered on the Wombwell War Memorial and the 
Wombwell Church Lads Brigade Ist Sheffield Cadet Battn memorial also in St Mary's Church and the Middlewood Shrine, A635 Doncaster Road, Darfield 

He is is buried in Laventie Military Cemetery in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  




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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Wombwell, St Marys Church, Pte John Tom Tabor

In need of loving care, a Boer War memorial in St Mary's Church, Wombwell
(photo taken 13 September 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Inscription: 

In Loving Memory of / Private John Tom Tabor / 2nd Vol Battn York & Lancaster Regt / Died March 5th 1902 aged 22 / of Enteric Fever at Newcastle / S. Africa during the Boer War. / Erected by Public Subscription.


John Tom Tabor is also remembered on the
Darfield, All Saints Church, John Tom Tabor - plaque and on a family gravestone in Wombwell Cemetery.



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Wombwell Parish Roll of Honour (circa late 1914)

Copies of a Roll of Honour presumed to date from late 1914
(click to enlarge)

As a published (presumably) Roll of Honour this listing does not qualify as a War Memorial by the definition of the Imperial War Museum, however it provides invaluable information for research in the Wombwell and wider Barnsley area.

Transcribed by Pete Schofield


Photographed by Jessica Whiting

Photocopies of these pages were found in a folder held by the Friends of Wombwell Cemetery.  Only one man is noted as killed, Arthur Utley of the KOYLI, on 16th October 1914.  From this we assume the list of those on Active Service must date from not much later than that.  Note that on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry for Arthur his date of death is given as 24 October 1914.  He has no known grave and is remembered on Le Touret Memorial in France.


Two nurses are listed on this document - Miss F A Cropper and Miss M Booth.

Names:

A transcribed list of all the 607 names on this Roll of Honour can be downloaded here in .pdf format.




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Wombwell, St. Mary's Church, Sunday School Memorial Plaque (orginally in Lundhill)

The Lundhill Sunday School  plaque now in St Mary's Church Wombwell
(photo taken 13 September 2014)
1930s map snip from Old Maps
Lundhill Sunday School in 1912 (photo from Fay Polson's family collection)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by Pete Schofield

The Methodist Chapel, the adjacent Sunday School, which had been the stables of the old colliery, and the hamlet in which they stood were apparently demolished and dumped down the pit shaft when it closed.  Note in the map snip above that a War Memorial is indicated in the vicinity of the Sunday School - is this the tablet above or yet another missing memorial?  The Lundhill Tavern pub still stands but the A6195 runs very close to the site of the houses.

Inscription:
Sacred to the Memory of Old Scholars of this Sunday School who Fell in the Great War 1914-1918 [names] Only Remembered By What They Have Done.

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.  All these names are also listed on the Wombwell War Memorial at St Mary's Church.


A E Booth,

J Hargreaves,
F J Feasey,
G Booth,
A Watkin,
S Hargreaves,
G Chipchase,
E Skews.



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Barnsley, Blucher Street UMC, Communion Chairs

The building today from Google Maps
The building that was the Blucher Street United Methodist Church is now the Hope House Church and School.  

We have found several mentions of two memorial Communion Chairs presented to the Church by Mrs T Lindley, firstly in the Minute books of the Methodist Church and also in a newspaper cutting from 25 October 1919.  Refer to the page for the memorial window proposed and dedicated at the same time for images of these documents.

Could these chairs still exist in private hands?

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Research by BarnsleyHistorian


Inscription on the Chairs:
"To the Glory of God and in ever-loving memory of Foster Lindley, Frank Marcus Lindley, Claude Scott, who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918." Barnsley Chronicle 25 October 1919



Foster and Frank Lindley were the sons of Thomas and Alice Lindley of 54 Park Grove, according to their Commonwealth War Graves Commission entries, Claude Scott was their son in law according to the Minutes of the Church referred to above.

The three men are also remembered on a War Memorial gravestone in Barnsley Cemetery.

Foster Lindley died 5 September 1916 and is buried in Varennes Military Cemetery in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.


Frank Marcus Lindley died on 30 July 1917 and is buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery in Belgium and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Claude Scott died on 13 November 1916 and is buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 





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Friday, 5 September 2014

Ardsley Cemetery, James Hodnett

James is remembered along with his brother on the family plot (photos taken 9 July 2014)

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing


Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

Photographs by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription: 

J652
*Victoria Amy died 1939 aged 38* 
Also James / husband of the aforesaid / died August 19th 1960 aged 64 years/ 
Also Edwin their son died Mar 8th 1945 aged 23 years /
Also James their son Killed in Action June 28th 1944 / aged 25 years.

James is buried in the Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery in Calvados, France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  



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Ardsley Cemetery, Ernest Watson

Ernest is remembered on the family gravestone
(photo taken 9 July 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription:
P 217

In Loving Memory of / Jane Watson / the beloved wife of / Thomas Watson / who died May 24th 1917 / aged 63 years / Also the above named / Thomas Watson / who died March 4th 1894 / aged 42 years / Interred at Brentwood Cemetery, London / Also Ernest, youngest son of the above / Killed in Action at Gallipoli June 4th 1915 / aged 21 years / "Ever Remembered" / Also a dear wife, mother and grandma / Sarah Jane Watson / who died Aug 31st 1969 / aged 78 years / also Ferdinand Watson / beloved husband of the above / who died Nov 26th 1973 / aged 84 years / Re-United.
 

Ernest is also remembered on the Stairfoot, Wesleyan Reform Church WW1 Roll of Honour, Hunningley Lane and the Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial in Turkey and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  



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Ardsley Cemetery, W W Harry Parkin

Harry is remembered on the family gravestone
(photo taken 9 July 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian


Grave Location and Inscription:
H 627
In Loving Memory of / Sarah / the beloved wife of / William Henry Parkin / who died July 4th 1919 / aged 66 years / also of Charles Arthur / beloved son of the above / who died April 26th 1918 / aged 20 years / "Not Lost, But Gone Before" / Also William Henry / husband of the above / who died March 26th 1939 / aged 72 years / "Re-United" / Also L/Sergt W.W. Harry Parkin / son of the above / who died of wounds in the / Middle East, March 28th 1941 / aged 36 years / He Did His Duty.

Harry is also remembered on the Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW2 memorial tablet.

William Henry (Harry) is buried in the Keren War Cemetery in Eritrea and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  


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Ardsley Cemetery, William H Grant

William is remembered on his grandparent's gravestone
(photo taken 9 July 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription:

H 547

In Loving Memory of / William / son of William and Harriet Turner / who died August 8 1888 / aged 3 years & 5 months / Also May Holloway / the beloved granddaughter of the above / born May 8th 1894 / died October 4th 1897 / Also of the above named / William Turner / who died March 1st 1922 / aged 77 years / also the above named / Harriet Turner / died Oct 16th 1932 / aged 88 years / Also C.S.M. William H Grant / grandson of the above / Killed in Action in Italy, March 1st 1918 / aged 31 years / Also Laura Holloway / daughter of the above / who died Nov 9th 1952 aged 81 years. / "Thy Will O Lord Be Done"

William is also remembered on the
Hoyle Mill Scholars, Bethel Chapel, Pontefract Road, Hoyle Mill and on Barnsley, St Peter's Church, Doncaster Road memorials. 

He is buried in the Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade in Italy and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 



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Ardsley Cemetery, Joseph Binns

Joseph and his siblings are remembered on their parents' gravestone
(photo taken 9 July 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription:
G 343/344

In Loving Memory of / Joseph Binns / died Mar 7th 1899 aged 36 years / also Annie Elizabeth / relict of the above and wife of / Charles Richardson / died Mar 6th 1943 age 72 years. /
Also Joseph Binns killed in Action 1918 / also Abner Binns died in Infancy / Also John Richard, Stuart, Dennis, / Charles Henry and William / sons of Charles Richardson / died in Infancy.

Joseph is also remembered on the
Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque

He is remembered on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.



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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Barnsley, Blucher Street UMC, Memorial Window

Extract from the Minutes of the Trustees of Blucher Street UMC (thanks to Barnsley Archives)
The building that was the Blucher Street United Methodist Church is now the Hope House Church and School.  There is a possibility that the Memorial window mentioned in extract from the Minute books of the Methodist Church might still exist.  We are making enquiries.

"Memorial Window: Mr J  W Steel made a formal application for permission to place a Stained Glass Window in the Church to the Memory of the Young Men of this Church who have fallen in the War and to those who have served their King and Country, when it was resolved on the motion of Mr G H Townend, seconded by Mr C S Lawton that the necessary permission be granted." 30 June 1919 Minute Book of Blucher Street UMC

Barnsley Chronicle 25 Oct 1919 (thanks to Barnsley Archives)
Beneath that is an entry referring to two memorial chairs - these were presented to the church later in 1919  in memory of Foster Lindley, Frank Marcus Lindley and Claude Scott, who are also remembered on a War Memorial gravestone in Barnsley Cemetery.  The window was unveiled at the same time.  

"The window represents the Christian soldier ... The victorious soldier, crowned in laurel, is depicted receiving the crown celestial, the angel laying the soldier's sword at the feet of the King of Kings, indicating the end of his earthly strife and its reward.  The upper portion is an ornamental canopy with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and Cherubim surrounded by Faith, Hope, Love and virtue." Barnsley Chronicle 25 Oct 1919

Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Researched by BarnsleyHistorian


Inscription on Window:
"To the Glory of God - Dedicated by this Church in loving memory of its fallen, and in grateful tribute to all who served in the Great War, 1914-1919"










































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Ardsley Cemetery Frank Bird

Frank Bird's family gravestone is a little overgrown (photo taken 9 July 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription:
G336

** Memory of / Benjamin / beloved son of John & Emily Bird / of Ardsley / who died September 1st 1900 / aged 15 years & 10 months / Also Pte Frank Bird of the K.O.Y.L.I. / son of the above  who was Killed in Action in France / April 6th 1916, aged 27 years / Greater Love Hath No Man Than This/ That a Man Lay Down His Life for His Friends/ ** Affectionate Memory ** / Emily mother of the above / and beloved wife of John / who passed away Oct 2* 1942 / aged 81 years / ** / Also the above named / John Bird / who passed away Oct ** 1953 / aged 93 years / ** / ** Emily grandaughter ** / 6th ** 1962 / **
 

He is also remembered on the Stairfoot, Wesleyan Reform Church WW1 Roll of Honour, Hunningley Lane and the Ardsley, Christ Church, Ardsley United Methodists - WW1 Roll of Honour  and the Ardsley, Christ Church, Ardsley United Methodists - WW1 Plaque and the Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque
  
Frank is buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 




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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Ardsley Cemetery, Harry Shaw

Harry Shaw is remembered alongside his family (photo taken 9 July 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription: 

F 291
In Loving Memory of / John Thomas Mathew / the beloved son of / Charles Mathew and Clara Shaw / who died Oct 12th 1918 / aged 24 years / Also Pte Harry Shaw their __ / Killed in Action in France / Oct 1st 1918, aged 22 years / Also the aforesaid / Charles Mathew Shaw / who died May 18th 1950 / aged 77 years.


He is also remembered on the Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque.

Harry is buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Epinoy, France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  



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Ardsley Cemetery, Leonard Lawrence

Leonard is remembered on the family gravestone (photo taken 9 July 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription:
F 255A

In Loving Memory of / A dear husband and dad / Richard Lawrence, M.M. / who died 29th July 1975, aged 81 years / Also a dear wife and mother / Nellie Lawrence / who died 8th August 1987, aged 92 years / Also Flt. Sgt. Leonard Lawrence, D.F.M. / Dear son of the above / Missing June 1944, aged 22 years / Also daughter of the above / dear Irene Lawrence / who died 5th September 1992, aged 73 years / The day thou gavest Lord is ended.

Leonard is also remembered on the
Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW2 plaque.

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 



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Ardsley Cemetery, James Edward Thompson

James is remembered on the family grave plot (photo taken 9 July 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription:
E 225

Henry Thompson / who died November 21st 1899 / aged 41 years / Also Sarah Ann Thompson / the beloved wife of the aforementioned / who died March 27th 1920 / aged 59 years / Also their dearly beloved son / James Edward Thompson / who was killed in Action in France / Octr 9th 1917 aged 30 years / With Christ which is far better / Also Annie Brook / sister of the aforesaid / who died Feb 20th 1939 / aged 74 years.

James is also remembered on the Barnsley, Holgate Grammar School Old Boys - WW1 Memorial and the Ardsley, Christ Church, Ardsley United Methodists - WW1 Roll of Honour and the Ardsley, Christ Church, Ardsley United Methodists - WW1 Plaque 

 and the Ardsley, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque.


He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.




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Ardsley Cemetery Richard Henry Myers

Richard is remembered on his parents' gravestone (photo taken 9 July 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription:
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Sacred to the Memory of / Herbert / the dearly loved husband of / Annie Elizabeth Myers / who was called home July 30th 1948 / aged 76 years / Also the above named / Annie Elizabeth Myers / his beloved wife / who fell asleep March 28th 1949 / aged 80 years / Also Richard Henry their only son / who died of wounds received in / Action in France Octr 24th 1918 / Aged 20 years / "Worthy of Everlasting Love" / Also Elsie, their only daughter / and beloved wife of the late / Joseph Ernest Hill / passed away on the 12th January 1961 aged 65 years.

Richard is also remembered on the
Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque 

He is buried in the Ovillers New Communal Cemetery, Solesmes, France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 



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Ardsley Christ Church Churchyard Richard Vere Potts

Richard is remembered on the family gravestone
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing


Lives of the First World War

Photograph and Monumental Inscription from PN

Grave Location and Inscription: 

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In loving memory of  / George POTTS of Ardsley /  who died Aug. 19th 1890 /  aged 37 years /  also his son George Greensmith /  who died Oct. 30th 1886 /  aged 2 years /   Also his wife Emily POTTS  / who died Jan. 9th 1929  / aged 73 years /  Now the labourers task is o'er /  also Richard Vere POTTS / son of the above / killed in action Mesopotamia / 16th Jany 1917 aged 28 years.
 

Richard is also remembered on the Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque

He is remembered on the Basra Memorial in Iraq and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  



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Ardsley Churchyard Extension, Arthur Wilkinson

Arthur is remembered on his parents' gravestone
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph and Monumental Inscription from PN

Grave Location and Inscription: 

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In loving memory of  / Cyril / Accidentally killed at / Wharncliffe Woodmoor Colliery / May 26th 1933 aged 26 years / Also of Arthur / killed in France / Novr 23rd 1917 aged 26 years / The dearly loved sons of / George & Sarah Ann Wilkinson / Rest in peace / Also the above named / Sarah Ann Wilkinson / who died Augt 17th 1934 / aged 59 years / At rest / Also the above named / George Wilkinson / who died Augt 13th 1936.

Arthur is also remembered on the
Ardsley, Christ Church, Ardsley United Methodists - WW1 Roll of Honour and the Ardsley, Christ Church, Ardsley United Methodists - WW1 Plaque and the Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque

He is buried at Spoilbank Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 



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Ardsley Cemetery Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett is remembered on his in-laws grave plot (photo taken 9 July 2014)
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Second World War - Barnsley War Memorials
Researched by MAC

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription:

V 940

*Herbert Pickering d.1948 aged 61* (assumed from burial records - stone illegible)
Also Tom Son-in-Law of the aforesaid / and dearly loved husband of Mary Bennett / killed in Burma March 2nd 1945 Aged 34 years / Also the aforesaid / Eleanor Pickering / who died Jan 10th 1958 aged 70 years.


Tom is also remembered on the Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW2 plaque.

Tom is buried in the Taukkyan War Cemetery in Myanmar (previously Burma) and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  




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