Wednesday, 10 February 2021

War Memorial Gravestones in Felkirk St Peter's Churchyard

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 are by definition War Memorials.  The wording is a "clear statement" that the purpose of recording that person's name on the gravestone is as a memorial.

A definition of a war memorial is reproduced on the 'About' page of this site.

 Many families added the name of their lost son(s) or daughter(s) to their family gravestones in their local churchyard or cemetery. Over 500 of these inscriptions have been found and recorded in Barnsley. Remember, these are commemorations, the person named is NOT buried at this site.

Graves which are situated on the site of the burial of a casualty which are recorded by the  Commonwealth War Graves Commision, are not War Memorials.

There is a searchable online Roll of Honour here for members of the Armed Forces who died in military service on or after 1 January 1948 (and Palestine 1945-1947).

Felkirk Churchyard contains three War Memorial Gravestones.

There are four Commonwealth War Graves Commission burials.

Note: If the photos below are overlapping the table and covering text try turning your phone or tablet landscape.

 Gravestone Location
Section Row No.
Soldier's Name & Regiment
Date of Death
Gravestone Photograph
Benjamin Govier

York & Lancaster Regt

2 July 1917
Willoughby Rymer Hayton

Royal Engineers

1 April 1918
Frederick Pickets

Cameron Highlanders

23-28 April 1917


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