Friday 30 August 2019

Barnsley WW1 Roll of Honour available online

Barnsley War Memorials Project is pleased to announce that the Barnsley WW1 Roll of Honour is now online.

The newspaper tab also gives an index of references to Barnsley soldiers in the Barnsley Chronicle during the years of the First World War. It includes references to serving men, those who survived, were wounded, missing, awarded medals, those who wrote detailing their experiences, as well as those who died.

Thanks to our volunteers and Barnsley Archives this is an invaluable help when researching WW1 soldiers. Full details of the articles can be obtained from Barnsley archives.

Wednesday 5 June 2019

Penistone, Bullhouse Chapel, Donald Coldwell RN

Small Table Font in memory of Donald Coldwell

War Memorials Register entry

Photographed by Nigel Croft on 2 June 2019



Donald Coldwell


Penistone, Bullhouse Chapel, Bullhouse Lane, WW1 Roll of Honour

The 1916-17 Roll of Honour for Bullhouse Chapel and Sunday School
Enlarged list of names (click to read)
The little chapel at Bullhouse was registered as place of worship for Dissenting Protestants in 1692 and has a history of independent worship to this day. (1) 

In 2019 it underwent some renovations and these photos were taken on Sunday 2 June 2019 by Nigel Croft and BarnsleyHistorian who were welcomed by the congregation after their service of celebration for the completion of the work. The chapel-goers had not been aware that the framed certificate hanging high up on their wall was a First World War Roll of Honour. 

The list of names is of men who enlisted from the chapel and is dated 1916-1917 suggesting that more than one of these framed certificates may once have existed. The order of the names probably indicates the order in which the men joined up. There are no markings to indicate whether a man was killed or came safely home, but where the man is listed as fallen on another war memorial it has been indicated below by a * in front of the man's name.

War Memorials Register entry

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.

Pte William O Goldthorpe    K O Y L I
* 2nd Lieut Harland Watts   S L        (remembered at Thurlstone and Penistone Grammar School)
Gunner Thomas Hill            R G A
Sapper John Proud             R E
Pte Benjamin Johnson         D of W
*Pte Ronald Penney            D of W  (remembered at Cleckheaton and Spenborough)
Pte Squire Beaumont          Y & L
Pte Walter Hill                      W Y
Pte Frank Beevor                E Y
Gunner Fred Jackson         R G A
Driver Harry Fielding           R E
Pte Ernest Howard              R F A
    Harry Redfearn
Pte Henry Haigh                 N F
Pte John A Crossley          D L I
Sapper George Proud       R E
Pte Ernest Liles                 D L I
Pte Joseph H Webster       F D
    Harold Thorpe               N Z
    Thomas Hy Ellison        B E F
Rifleman Willie Shaw         W Y
Pte Albert E Proud            T R
Gunner Sam C Proud       R F A
Pte William E Crossley      Y & L
Sergt Maj Milton Littlewood   A I

[single name in the second column not shown]

    Hubert  Mitchell             R Navy

(1) Historic England


Monday 25 March 2019

St John's Church Barnsley - Replica Memorial at St Peter's

New replica of St John's, Barebones War Memorial (photo by Sandra Birkinshaw)
Click the photo, then right click and 'View Image' to enlarge it and read the names

Replica memorial (lower) installed in St Peter's Church (photo by Nigel Croft)

Following the discovery that the original memorial from St John's church had been lost a replacement memorial was commissioned with financial assistance from  the Barnsley Central Ward Devolved Budget. It was agreed that the memorial should be installed in St Peter's Church on Doncaster Road, Barnsley and the lower of the two photos above shows both St Peter's and St John's memorial in place in the church.
Barnsley Chronicle 23 September 2016

The memorial was created by John Lawrence and Brian Totty.

The memorial was unveiled on 15th October 2016 by the Bishop of Wakefield, Rt Rev Tony Robinson, also in attendance were Rev Andrew Earl and Father Paul Cartwright.

War Memorials Register entry

The memorial contains the same list of names found in the newspaper cutting referred to on the web page for the original memorial.

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.

G T Alderson,
David Archer,
Tom Archer,
Jonas Atkinson,
Thomas Atkinson,
John Bruce Atha,
Frederick Barman,
Joseph Batty,
Cyril G Bayford,
Sam Beaumont,
John Beaumont,
Earnest Beecroft,
Albert Bennett,
G Bennett,
John Henry Bird,
James Barman,
Harry Brown,
John A Brindle,
James W Buckley,
Joseph Burley,
Thomas Burrows,
George Chadwick,
Thomas Clarke,
Ernest Clayton,
Joseph Clinton,
Thomas Cole,
Joseph Cotterill,
Albert Crossland,
J E Davies,
John Darbyshire,
Ernest Denton,
Andrew Dolan,
Frank Drury,
Thomas Dryden,
George Dunk,
John Ellis,
W Etherington,
Percy Fairham,
Duncan Fairley,
Harry Field,
Fred Firth,
Herbert Fishwick,
William Ford,
Tom Foster,
Charles H France,
Harry Gay,
Albert Gelder,
George Glassby,
T Gomersall,  (Thomas Gomersall)
Benjamin Green,
John R Griffiths,
John Guest,
Tom Guest, (Thomas Heald Guest)
Harry Haigh,
N Hanby,
Alfred Harper,
George Harrison,
F Haithwaite,
C Heppinstall,
George H Hewitt, (George Henry Hewitt)
Lazarus Hewitt,
Richard Hill,
W Hinchliffe,
Elijah Hobson,
T W Holdsworth,
Henry Hudson,
Hewitt Huggard,
Lewis D R Huggard,
Thomas Hyde,
George Jackson,
Walter Jackson,
Arthur Johnson,
Edward Jones,
Harry Jones,
Edward Jordan,  (Ephriam Jordan)
Joseph Kenny,
Charles H Kirby,
Frank Laister,
Walter Law,
W Leadbeater,  (Wilfred Leadbeater)
S Lee,
Wilfred Leng,
Matthew Lucas,
Richard Mason,
Herbert Miller,
S Mitchell,
Frank Moore,
Ernest Morgan,
James A Noble,
Walter Ogden,
James Parsons,
Jabez Patmore,
William Poskitt,
Edwin D Potter,
Francis J Potter,
Walter H Raley,
W Henry G Raley,
William Richardson,
Harry Riley,
Sidney Roberts,
J H Robinson,
Albert H Rose,  (Albert Harry Rose)
John Rose,
Arthur Royston,
George Ryan,
Enoch Sanderson,
Ronald J Saville,
D C Scarborough,
James Seddon,
John Shepherd,
George W Smeaton,
Charles Smith,
John R Smith,
William Smith,
William J Smith,
Stanley Spencer,
George Stathers,
Thomas J Stones,
Arthur Storrs,
Ernest Styran,
Benjamin Sumner,
Norman Theaker,
James W Thornley,
William P Tindall,
Harold Tingle,
Luke Townend,
Joseph H Turner,
Hubert Wade,
Ernest Wainwright,
James A Warden,
Walter Watkin,
Arthur White,
Louis Whitaker,
Charles Wood,
Clarence Wood,
John Wood,
William Wood,
Joseph Woodcock,
G Worstenholme,
Alec Wyke.



Saturday 2 March 2019

Oxspring, St Aidan's Church, WW1 Plaque

From the Barnsley Chronicle 17 November 2017

A Remembrance Service was held in November 2017 to dedicate the plaque situated on St Aidan's Church in Oxspring. Seen in the photograph above are Father Matthew Joy and Parish Council Chairman Ian Goldthorpe.  
The plaque was financed by the Penistone Ward Alliance.

Text on plaque - photo from Joe Pinguey

Metal plaque about 4' wide by 18" high, with a list of names of 10 soldiers and their dates of death.


In Memory of Oxspring War Dead
We Will Remember them
World War I
Private Joseph Bower
Died 6th November
Private Frederick Cox
Died 8th May
Lance Corporal George Arthur Johnson
Died 10th January
Private Harry Kershaw
Died 9th April
Lance Corporal George Audenby Lee
Died 26th March
Private Walter Obadiah Lee
Died 13th April
Private Walter Peaker
Died 25th July
Lance Corporal Albert Vaughton
Died 25th September
Private Ernest Clifford Vaughton
Died 24th January
Private Tom Wright
Died 1st August