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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Worsbrough St Thomas Churchyard WHG & WH Raley

Raley brothers remembered on their parents' tombstone
Links:

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Lives of the First World War - William Henry George Raley

                                               Walter Hugh Raley

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Grave Location and Inscription: 

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Sacred to the Memory of / Elizabeth Emsley Raley / Beloved wife of William Emsley Raley / Born 19th January 1861, died 6th March 1908 / Ald. Lieut. Col. William Emsley Raley O.B.E. M.A. J.P. / Born 4th May 1859, died 5th May 1938 / Also sacred to the memory of Walter Hugh Raley 2nd Lieut. 5th York and Lancaster Regiment / Youngest son of the above / Born 18th November 1893  Killed in Action at Fleureaix 14th May 1915 / Also of William Henry George Raley Captain 3rd Alexandra Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment) / Eldest son of the above / Born 3rd May 1885, Killed in Action at Givenchy 25th June 1915.

W H G Raley and W H Raley are also remembered on the
Barnsley, Pitt Street Wesleyan, Roll of Honour  and on the Worsborough Combined Memorial, St Thomas And St James Church and on the  Barnsley, St Peter's Church, Doncaster Road  and on the St John's Church, Barnsley - Oak Memorial Tablet


William H G Raley is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 


Walter H Raley is buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  



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War Memorial Gravestones in Hoyland Nether, Kirk Balk 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.

Hoyland Nether, Kirk Balk Cemetery contains thirteen Commonwealth War Graves from the Second World War.

The majority of the photographs from the Hoyland Nether St Peter's Churchyard Extension and the Hoyland Nether, Kirk Balk Cemetery are by Brian Yarham and have been shared with the Barnsley War Memorials Project with his permission.

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
1C/E/Q/29
Leonard Wright

East Yorkshire Regt

6 October 1918
1C/E/J/22
Norman Edward Clegg

Royal Navy

26 September 1942
2N/C/N/10
William Burt Naylor

Royal Air Force Volunteer Res

13 September 1944
3C/E/G/1
Charles Henry Newby

Civilian

6 December 1942

2N/C/Q/11
Alfred Utley

Border Regiment

10 April 1918
5C/E/B/5
Albert Moody
East Lancs Regt
22 March 1918

Robert Moody
K O Y L I
4 November 1918




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War Memorial Gravestones in Hoyland Nether, St Peter's Churchyard Extension

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.

Hoyland Nether, St Peter's Churchyard Extension contains fourteen Commonwealth War Graves from the First World War.

The majority of the photographs from the Hoyland Nether St Peter's Churchyard Extension and the Hoyland Nether, Kirk Balk Cemetery are by Brian Yarham and have been shared with the Barnsley War Memorials Project with his permission.

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
E.51
Edmund J Gill

York & Lancs Regt

25 May 1915
*
Bernard M Wilkinson

North Staffs Regt

6 June 1917
*
Charles Lockwood
York & Lancs Regt
21 April 1916

Herbert Lockwood
York & Lancs Regt
3 May 1917
*
Wilfred Chapman

York & Lancs Regt

9 October 1917
*
Ernest Darwin

Royal Navy

31 May 1916
*
Leonard Foster
York & Lancs Regt
15 April 1918

Arthur Donson
Royal Army Service Corps
21 August 1921

*
Francis Matthewman

Royal Field Artillery

8 March 1901
*
Ernest Moody

Royal Engineers

6 April 1917
*
Charles William Rowbotham

Royal Naval Volunteer Res

6 June 1915
*
Walter Rushworth

York and Lancs Regt

1 July 1916
*
Willie Shaw

Royal Army Medical Corps

25 September 1917
*
Verner Wainwright

London Scottish Regt

27 July 1916

*
Albert Edward Chambers

Royal Army Medical Corps


17 March 1918
*
*
James Henry Fisher Clarke

Yorkshire Regiment

1 July 1916
*
Percival Dodds

Manchester Rgt

22 March 1918
PVT Percival Dodds
*
Albert Moody 
East Yorkshire Regt

 23 March 1918

Robert Moody 
King's Own Yorkshire LI
4 November 1918
*
*
*
*

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