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book Barnsley Pals and another book Images of War - Flanders - 1915 is promoted as containing rare and previously unpublished photographs of the 5th York and Lancaster Regiment (Territorials).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!

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