Thursday, 18 September 2014

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

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

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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