Thursday 1 January 2015

Felkirk St Peter's Lychgate WW1 & WW2 Memorial Tablets

Lychgate at Felkirk Church
Bronze plaque inside Lychgate for WW1 Fallen
Second bronze plaque for WW2 Fallen


War Memorials Archive listing

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Lives of the First World War Community

Blog post about this War Memorial

Information about the men on this memorial and many photographs can be found on the Local Stuff for Local People Facebook page. 

This memorial was unveiled on Sunday 17 October 1926 and the following report appeared the next day. (Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 18 October 1926, p.6) 

The unveiling and dedication of a lych gate war memorial at St Peter's Church, Felkirk, near Hemsworth, built in memory of the men from the parish who fell in the Great War, took place yesterday in the presence of a large gathering.
The memorial was unveiled by Colonel the Hon. G. V. Monkton-Arundell, D.S.O. (Officer  Commanding 1st Life Guards), and the dedication service was carried out by the Bishop of Wakefield (Dr. Eden), who was assisted by the Rev. P. Hedley, C.F. (late Vicar of the parish) and the Rev. F.O. Outhwaite, M.C. (curate-in-charge of Brierley).
The scheme was proposed about two years ago, when the Rev. P. Hedley became Vicar, and the work has been voluntarily undertaken by the congregation under the supervision of Messrs. Huxley, Merrills, and Woodwards, officials of the church.

A number of the men on this memorial were from nearby Shafton or Cudworth, or other places inside the modern Barnsley MBC boundary - indicated below by *

Transcribed and photographed by BarnsleyHistorian

The legend "1914 may they rest in peace 1918" is carved in raised letters onto the beam above the gate. 
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

A E Bettney*
A Bowen*
M B P Boyd
N Bradbury
G Burton
R Davis* (Reuben Davies)
T O Dunhill
J Elliott
J Fenn
W H Garner
G Gartenfeld
H Gartenfeld
H Garton
L Godley
S Goodchild
B Govier*
J Harwood
W R Hayton*
J Holmes
J A Hunt
W Johnson
E W Litherland*
C Miles
W Owen
A Ogley* (Arthur Ogley)
J A Parkinson
F Peckett*
C Pickard*
P Sendall
E Taylor
W Taylor
F Teal*
A Torr
T Webb
H Wilkinson
G W Woodward

1939 - 1945
F Barraclough
H Bird
A Brook
R E Butterwood
D Collins
C Cooper
W Davenport
F Davis
W Flynn
C Fretwell
H Goften
H Roberts
H Hopkinson
R Jackson
W King
A Lillward
R Moore
G Needham
J Nichols
A E Oldroyd
T A Oliver
E Pashley
H Richards
M Rose
J Smith
J E Smith
L Steele
J Taylor
F I Tibble
R Thorpe
A Ward
Margaret Wardle
R A Whittlestone
R B Wilson
D Livett

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