Saturday 21 August 2021

Not Forgotten - F, G, H



William Fagan

Ernest Fairbank

Frank Farrell

George Fearn 16244 West Yorkshire Regiment
Died of Wounds 26 November 1917
Lived Oxford Square, New Street, Barnsley

Wilmot Irving Fearn

Percy Featherstone  3003 1st/5th York & Lancaster Regiment Missing Presumed Dead 13 August 1916 Lived 119 St George's Road, Barnsley. Follow the link on his name for a discussion about his inclusion on a now lost Roll of Honour at the Zion Baptist Church.

William Fielding

Arthur Firth

Horace Firth

John Firth 21794 Manchester Regiment
Missing in Action 22 July 1916
Born Barnsley, lived Manchester

William Firth

James Herbert Flatters KW/466 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Killed in Action 4 December 1915
Lived in  Worsborough Dale, nr Barnsley

Bernard Fred Foster

Henry Foster Private 202129 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Killed in Action 8 July 1916
From Union Street, Barnsley

William Henry Foster

Thomas Fox Private 8258 Machine Gun Corps Missing Killed in Action 3 September 1916 Born in 1894 in Worsborough Bridge, Barnsley.  He worked at the Hoyland Silkstone Colliery before his enlistment.  His mother had died in 1897, and his father had remarried in 1900. His father Charles Fox, who lived at 32 Jarrott's Buildings in Worsborough Dale, and had been widowed a second time, claimed a pension for Thomas, but Charles himself died in October 1921, which was before the Worsborough Dale war memorial was erected.

Clifford Bernard France (aka Wade)

William Henry France Private 5813 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards Killed in Action 29 October 1914 in the First Battle of Ypres. Remembered by the CWGC on the Menin Gate in Ypres. Born in Stainborough on 11 March 1882 to Thomas France, a miner, and Elizabeth (nee Benson), one of three children. His father died on 2 May 1885, and his mother remarried on 3 August 1885 to Robert Warren, a widower, to whom she had four more children. William Henry France enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in 1904 and presumably served his term before discharge to the Reserve, because in December 1911 he married Clarice Dronfield at Penistone Church. He stated that his occupation was miner. They had two children, Lucy in May 1912 and Jack in October 1913. The couple lived at Clarice and Florence Buildings, Deepcar, Sheffield.  William must have been recalled from the Reserve very quickly because he arrived in a Theatre of War on 13 August 1914. The 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards nearly 'ceased to exist' in October 1914. William was initially reported Missing Presumed Dead, then his death was confirmed in February 1915. Clarice received a pension for herself and her children initially, but on her remarriage on 26 May 1917 to Osbert William Herbert she took the gratuity offered of £36 17s in lieu of her own pension. Clarice had two more children with Osbert. William Henry France is remembered on the Stocksbridge Clock Tower memorial,  the Bolsterstone memorial and the Roll of Honour in St John's church in Deepcar.  Clarice Herbert died in 1964 aged 70. 

Herbert Freeman Private 14/38 York and Lancaster
Killed in Action 7 November 1916
From Wesley Street, Barnsley

Arthur Froggatt Sapper 1496 Royal Engineers
Killed in Action 7 July 1916, 'whilst spontaneously acting as a stretcher bearer', aged 27. (from the Barnsley Chronicle 29 July 1917, p.3). From Froggatt's Row, Higham, Barnsley.
Born at Cawthorne Lane  in 1889, his father Joseph died in 1908. His mother Margaret was in Netherton, Huddersfield by 1916, but Joseph had been living in Sheffield when he enlisted in November 1914. He had a brother, Isaac and six married sisters all alive in 1919. One sister lived in Birdwell and two in Higham, but everyone else had moved away.
Arthur Froggatt is remembered on two memorials in Huddersfield, one at Netherton and another in the church at South Crosland.

Edwin Frost

Fred Frost

George Fulford

Thomas Furlong


George Galloway 14/149 York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 4 June 1916
Lived Racecommon Road, Barnsley

Thomas Galloway

John Thomas Garner

Tom Gascoigne 266335 Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
Killed in Action 30 July 1916
Born Kexborough, lived Windermere Road, Barnsley (remembered on Bradford's Roll of Honour)

George Gawthorpe

George Arthur Geldart 241013 York and Lancaster Regiment
Died of Wounds 14 May 1918
Lived Waltham Street, Barnsley

Fred Gibbons

William Gilbert horse

Herbert Gittus

Henry Arthur Glasby Private 7078 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Killed in Action 27 October 1914.  Henry was born in Barnsley in 1884 to Charles Glasby from Lound, near Retford, Notts and his wife Betsy Ann (nee Fenton). In 1911 Henry Glasby was a boarder with the Wrigglesworth family in Mansfield Woodhouse. He married Ann Wrigglesworth in the Mansfield area in 1913, Ann had been born in Great Houghton, near Barnsley. They had a son, George Arthur, born before their marriage and a daughter, Betsey Ann born in February 1914. They lived in Mansfield Woodhouse after the war, and an H Glasby is Remembered on the memorial there. 
Henry must have been a regular soldier as he was in a regular army battalion (2nd KOYLI) and landed in  France on 11 September 1914. He was killed six weeks later alongside at least 16 other men in the same Battalion and Regiment, probably in the Battle of Messines. All are remembered on Le Touret Memorial.  
His widow Ann remarried in 1925 and had two more children. She died in 1981 aged 86.

Wilfred Glassby  Private 31171 8th York and Lancs Regt
Killed in Action 9 April 1917
From  Castle Street, Barnsley

 Albert Glossop

Oswald Glover

 Sam Gooder

Thomas Gothard 38922 York and Lancaster Regiment
Missing in Action 13 April 1918
Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, lived John Edward Street, Barnsley

Henry Graham

Thomas Graham

Leonard Greathead

James Greaves Private 10926 York and Lancaster Regiment  Died of Wounds 26 October 1916. James served in the Gallipolli campaign where he was wounded in the thigh in August 1915, and he also served  in France where he received his fatal wounds to chest and arm on 29 September 1916.  James was born in Wombwell in 1888. His parents were Henry Greaves and Hannah (nee Skorrow) who had married in Tankersley in 1886. However by 1891 Hannah was living with Walter Turton to whom she had a daughter Alice, born in 1890. Later this caused some confusion. James was remembered on the war memorial in Wath upon Dearne where his mother and step-father lived from about 1896. The book on the memorial suggests he is remembered there as both Greaves and Turton.  

Walter Greaves

John Green

John William Green

James William Greenway

Joe Herbert Greenwood

John Thomas Greenwood 14/150 York and Lancaster Regiment
Missing in Action 21 March 1918 
Lived Gold Street, Barnsley 

James Griffin

Arthur Guest

Arthur Guest

George Guest Lance Corporal 3/1192 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Killed in Action 16 August 1917
Lived Stairfoot, Barnsley

George William Guest

Victor Gummerson Private 4132 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Killed in Action 11 October 1915 Born Dodworth, Barnsley in 1896. Family had moved to Ossett by 1911. Remembered in Ossett. Named on the South Ossett Parish War Memorial.  


Walter Hague

Joseph Reginald Hague

Walter Bertram Hague

William Haigh

Thomas Hall Private 3/4765 York and Lancaster Regiment 
Died of Wounds 25 October 1915 in 26 Casualty Clearing Station.
He is Remembered by the CWGC on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, which suggests that his grave was lost during subsequent fighting. Gallipoli was evacuated in December 1915/January 1916. 
Thomas was born in Dodworth in 1890. His father, who was from Lancashire, had married a Rotherham born girl in Silkstone in 1879, but the family had moved back to Lancashire by 1896. Thomas joined the Territorial Force in 1908 while living in Mossley, Lancashire.  He was still in the TF in 1913.
He married in 1914 in the Gainsborough district to Mabel Wilson from Doncaster. Her family lived at Prospect Place, near Hyde Park Cemetery,  but she had gone into service as a general domestic servant by then and had been living away from home.  Thomas entered a Theatre of War in September 1915 and was killed five weeks later.
Mabel returned home to her family in Doncaster, she had no children and was granted a pension of 10/- a week. This would have stopped when she married childless widower Walter Langton in 1925. He was 20 years older than Mabel. Mabel died in 1956 in Doncaster, four years after her elderly second husband.
Thomas is not named on a memorial in Barnsley, but he is remembered in All Saints Church in Mossley.

Henry Hallsworth

William John Hannah

Leonard Hardcastle

Ernest Edward Harrington

Thomas Harrison Private 24393 Durham Light Infantry
Killed in Action 13 December 1915
Born Hoyle Mill, Barnsley, lived Coxhoe, Durham

Joseph William Hart Private 13/1190 York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 18 July 1916
Born Southwell, Notts, enlists Barnsley (working as a miner) 

Francis Henry Hartles 6132 Border Regiment
Killed in Action 31 July 1916
Born Selly Oak, Birmingham, lived Stairfoot, Barnsley   

Horace Hattersley

Roger Havenhan

John Henry Hawcroft

James Haywood

James Haywood

Joseph Henry Haywood

Arthur Heath

John William Heaton

Alfred or Albert Heckler Private 242378 1st/5th Btn KOYLI
Killed in Action 19 July 1917
From Manor Castle Yard, Pontefract Road, Barnsley

Gerald Montague Hedley

Benjamin Hellewell Sergeant Yorkshire Regiment
Killed in Action 17 December 1916
Born Ardsley, Lived Pogmoor Road, Barnsley 

George Webster Hemingway

Colin Spencer Heppenstall

George Heppenstall Corporal 240470 York and Lancaster Regiment  Killed in Action 15 April 1918 Born at Broomhill, Wombwell, lived at West Melton.  Remembered at Wath upon Dearne and Brampton Bierlow.  

Edward Hesford

Herbert Hesketh ? George

Charles Edward Higgins

Albert Higgs 12009 York and Lancaster Regt
Killed in Action 6 April 1918
From Union Street, Barnsley

Thomas Hill

William Hilton 15840 West Riding Regiment
Killed in Action 22 July 1916
Born Wigan, lived in Barnsley

Frank Hinchcliffe PO/738 Royal Marine Light Infantry
Killed in Action 3 May 1915
Born in Barnsley

John Richard Hinchliffe Private 5/5105 York and Lancaster Regiment
Died of Wounds 11 August 1916
Born in Mirfield, lived and worked in Grimethorpe at enlistment - remembered at Ravensthorpe Parish Church and Dewsbury (Crow Nest Park) Memorial.

Kenneth Hinchliffe

Benjamin Hirst Private 240734 West Yorkshire Regiment
Killed in Action 11 April 1917
Lived George Street, Barnsley

George Edward Hirst

Harry Hirst

Harry Hirst

Joseph Hirst

Thomas Hirst

Thomas Hirst

William Hobson

Cecil Hodgson

Edward Hofton Sergeant York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 1 September 1916
From Stairfoot, Barnsley 

John Arthur Holland

Herbert Bartlett Hollingworth Private 235270 Middlesex Regiment
Born in Barnsley 1884. Married 1907. Five children, one died young. Lived in Harvey Street, off Racecommon Road in 1911. Killed in Action 22 September 1918. Both parents predeceased him.
His widow lived at 20 Queen's Avenue, Barnsley but remarried in 1922 and moved to Silkstone Common, and later to Huddersfield.  

Tom Holmes

James Patrick Hopkins Private 14/1293 York and Lancaster Regiment (2nd Barnsley Pals) Died of Wounds 21 October 1916 (Wounds received on 1 July 1916 and septicaemia) aged 40 years, in 1st London General Hospital, R.A.M.C.(T.) Born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1877. Lived at 30 Tune Street, Barnsley at enlistment in June 1915. Coal Miner. Unmarried. His family (two brothers) were in Leigh, Lancashire.  Buried in CWGC recognised grave in Leigh Cemetery . Probably the J T Hopkins remembered on Leigh war memorial.  

Wilfred Howard

William Howard

Joe Hoyland

Thomas Hudson Private 22180 Border Regiment 
Killed in Action 15 April 1918
From Stairfoot, Barnsley  

John Hughes

Arthur Hunt 240405 York and Lancaster Regt
Missing, then Killed in Action 20 July 1918
From Caxton Street, Barnsley 

Arthur Hunter Private 13/1474 York and Lancs Regt  
Died of Wounds 8 September 1916 
Born in Silkstone, lived 26 May Terrace, Dodworth Road, Barnsley.
Parents both predeceased him.
Wife lived at 26 Victoria Street, Manningham, Bradford after the war.

James Robert Hurp

Arnold Hyde

William Hyde

Fred Hydes 21165 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Missing in Action 27 November 1917
Born Conisborough, lived Heelis Street, Barnsley 

George Hydes

Henry Hydes

James Hydes


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