Saturday 21 August 2021

Not Forgotten - M, N, O, P



Frank Ernest Machen

James William Mallinder

James William Margeson

Austin Markey

Fred Markey

George Henry Marling

Henry Marsden 

John Willie Marsden 

Able Marsh

Charles Marshall

Cyril Marshall

George Marshall

Joseph Thomas Marshall

John Martin

John Arthur Martin

Harold Masters Private 28134 7th Btn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in Action 2 April 1918
From Fitzwilliam Street, Barnsley (possibly on the Pitt Street Wesleyan Roll of Honour)

Frank Matthews Private 18267 West Yorkshire Regiment
Missing, presumed Dead 27 September 1915
From Summer Lane, Barnsley 

Harold Maw

James McDonald

William Henry McHugh Sergeant 235195 (formerly 2369) 1st/5th York and Lancaster.  Killed in Action  5 May 1917 in France.
Born in Barnsley in Q1 1884. His parents were William Henry McHugh and Mary Connor, whose first child was born in the Tynemouth Registration District in 1883, despite them both being Yorkshire born themselves.  His mother died in 1898, and his father in 1901. Both are buried in Barnsley Cemetery.  William lived with his aunt Jane Daykin (his mother's sister) for a while. 
William, who was a bricklayer, married Annie Whitehead in Q2 1905 in Barnsley. They had at least four children, including Dorothy, born in Spennymoor, Durham, in 1907. 
William enlisted in September 1914 and went to France in 1915. He was wounded in July 1915 and was in hospital in Cambridge for a time. His home address was Blucher Street, Barnsley.  He was 33 years old when he was killed. His gravestone in Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery has a family inscription, but he is not remembered on any memorial in Barnsley that we know of.
Annie McHugh remarried in 1919, in the North Bierley Registration District (near Bradford) to Frank Brannan. They had six children, including two sets of twins. The family were living in Shipley when William's CWGC stone was erected, and were still there in 1939.
There is a W H McHugh commemorated on a large community memorial in Nab Road Crematorium, Bingley Road, Shipley, which may be our man. 

Chester McKay

Percy Meadwell

Francis Middleton Private 18859 York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 22 April 1918
Born Stairfoot, Barnsley

Edwin Midgley

Albert Henry Miles

Horace Milner

Harry Milnes

David Mitchell

Thomas Mohan

Thomas Molloy

Walter John Monks Able Seamsn KP/87 Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve  Killed in Action 21 August 1918  Born in Bolton-on-Dearne, lived in Wath upon Dearne.  Remembered at Wath upon Dearne.  

William Montgomery 

Thomas Arthur Moody 15417 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Killed in Action 5 July 1916
Born Outwood, lived Burleigh Street, Barnsley

Aubrey Vere Moore

John Moore

Samuel Moore Private 47735 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Killed in Action 14 April 1918
Lived at Stairfoot

John William Moorhouse

William Edgar Morgan

Frederick Moxon Private 18/44030 Manchester Regiment
Missing Presumed Dead 12 October 1916
Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Born in 1889, Cawthorne, Barnsley.
Mother died 1893. Family moved to Manchester 1893 and 1896.
Iron Moulder. Employed by Messrs. Hampson, Bradford, Manchester.
Married in Manchester Q1 1914. Enlisted Manchester Oct 1914 (est.)
Daughter Jane b. 25 March 1915
Widow's address after the war 30 Nellie Street, Ardwick, Manchester.
She remarried in Q1 1918.
Father died 1933 in Ardwick, Manchester.

Frank Myers 21275 Royal Flying Corps
Died of sickness 12 March 1916
Lived Racecommon Road, Barnsley


Benjamin Naylor

Joseph Naylor Sapper 82765 Royal Engineers
Accidentally Killed 11 September 1915 in Leicester Square Tube Station, London
Born in Barnsley, lived 14 Gough Street, York Road, Leeds
CWGC burial in Harehills Cemetery,  Leeds

John James Nelson

David Edward Newton 11784 York and Lancaster
Killed in Action 10 July 1916
Born Barnsley, lived Wakefield

Walter Newton 3/3372 York and Lancaster Regiment
Missing in Action 21 August 1918
Born in Barnsley

Wilfred Henry Nicholson

George Nickerson

Henry Edward Nixon Private 3/3403 King's Own Yorkshire LI
Killed in Action 4 September 1916
Born in Barnsley in 1875. Served in the Boer War.
Married, no surviving children.
Lived at 2 Clegg's Buildings, Old Town, Barnsley and Albion Terrace, Barnsley.
His widow remarried.

Humphrey Nixon

Charles Raymond Norris Private 10849 York and Lancaster Regiment 
Killed in Action 21 August 1915 (previously recorded as 1916)
This man's CWGC memorial was recently changed from the Arras Memorial in France to the Helles Memorial in Gallipolli.
Born in Wombwell, lived in Wath upon Dearne. 
Remembered at Wath upon Dearne.  

George Herbert Nuttall


George  Arthur Oakes

William Thomas Oakes

Thomas Ogley

Alfred Edward Oldfield Private M2/078203 605th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps
Missing at Sea 8 January 1916, Italian Ship 'Citta di Palermo' which struck a mine and sank.
He is remembered by the CWGC on the Hollybrook memorial in Southhampton.
Alfred was born in Barnsley in Q3 1893, probably in Farrar Street, but his parents Herbert Oldfield and Annie (nee Chappell) were from Huddersfield.
When he was a small child his father was accidentally killed and his mother moved back to Huddersfield. Annie Oldfield remarried in 1910 to John Ellam.
The family were living at 53 Manchester Road, Huddersfield in 1911.
Remembered on the Roll of Honour at St Thomas's Church, Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield.

John O'Rourke

Albert Edward Oughton

Thomas Overend

Frank Owen Private 50772 Lancashire Fusiliers
Died of Illness 6 November 1918 whilst a prisoner of war in Germany. 
Frank was born in Barnsley in mid 1887, probably at 14 Locke Street, Kingstone. His father was William Owen, a widower from Iron Bridge in Shropshire, his mother was Ann Dellow his father's housekeeper. William and Ann were shown in the census together in Barnsley in 1881 and 1891 so this was a long term arrangement, they had at least three children who were baptised at St George's in Barnsley.  William and Ann were married in Q2 1894 in Barnsley.  Ann died in 1899 and was buried as Ann Owen.
William Owen had moved in with his married daughter Jane Green at 11 Locke Street by 1911, and this is the address given in some newspaper reports about Frank being a prisoner of war in the Barnsley Chronicle in 1918. As William Owen had died in December 1914 joining Ann and their daughter Sarah, who had died aged 17 in 1907, in Barnsley  Cemetery, it must have been Frank's sister who informed the newspaper. 

Frank Owen had still been in Barnsley in 1911, living as a boarder with another family, working as a coal miner, but he must have moved away because when he enlisted in May 1917 (calculated from the war gratuity paid) he was living in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He married Hetty Hulme in Wolstanton District, in Staffordshire at the end of 1917, but they had no children.
Frank appears to be remembered on the war memorial in Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme where Hetty was living when she claimed her Widow's pension.  She remarried in 1920 having taken the grant offered by the government in place of the pension. 

George Harvey Oxspring

James Henry Oxspring


Henry Padgett 7087 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died at Clipstone Camp 17 November 1916
Lived Park Terrace, Barnsley

Frank Padley (served as Smith) 14/1233 York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 24 July 1916
Born Rotherham, lived in Goldthorpe (remembered on Rotherham's War Memorial in Clifton Park as F Padley) 

Albert Edgar Palmer Second Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), previously Warrant Officer First  Class, 13605 West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellington's). Enlisted September 1914. Commissioned 30 April 1918. Killed in Action 27 September 1918 CWGC buried Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery, in France. Born in Belper, Derbyshire in 1892. Lived in Sheffield, 70 Norfolk Road in 1911. His mother died in 1917. His father, John Edgar Palmer, lived at 46 Wath Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield after the war. Alfred married Clara Monkman in Grimethorpe, Barnsley in 1918. She lived at the Post Office there. Albert worked on the clerical staff of the Midland Railway at Heeley, Sheffield before the war. Arthur is not remembered on a war memorial in either Sheffield or Barnsley, however he was remembered on the Midland Railway Memorial (War Memorials Register) in Derby. His widow remarried in 1923 in Mexborough.  

George Frederick Pankhurst 4250 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
aka George Frederick Brown

Died of Wounds 20 July 1916 Buried Barnsley Cemetery
From Firths Terrace, Wood Street, Barnsley 

George Wyril Park

George Hewlitt Park

George Herbert Parker

Herbert Parkes

Alfred Parkin

Colin Parkin  14/1198 York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 19 July 1916
Born Thorpe Hesley, lived Cudworth

William Parkin Private 26432 York & Lancaster Regt. Killed in Action 12 October 1916 aged 21. He was born in Wombwell in early 1895, his father Alfred was a miner from Doncaster who had married Annie Inman in Wombwell in 1891. In 1901 the family lived at 16 Gower Street in Wombwell. William had three sisters Edith, Hilda and Florence. By 1911 the family had moved to Laughton en le Morthen near Dinnington.  William, 16 years old, was working in the Brickyard at a Colliery.  He attested under the Derby Scheme in December 1915, and was posted in May 1916. He was reported Missing on 12 October 1916 and his body was found, in what had been No Man's Land, the following year. He is remembered on the war memorial at All Saints, Laughton.  

Charles Edward Parratt 

Fred Peace 35375 Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment Killed in Action 25 Oct 1918 in France. He was born in Wombwell in 1894, parents Jarvis Peace and Florence Annie (nee Hadfield), who had married in Wombwell in May 1893. Fred was the oldest of their seven children. Florence died in 1909, probably in Thurnscoe, which is where most of the family were recorded on the census in 1911. Older sister Ada was living with her grandmother Mary Ward in Broomhill, Wombwell. 

Jarvis Peace enlisted in October 1914 giving his age as 47 years. He only served overseas for 49 days in 1917 in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He gave his next of kin as his son Fred Peace living in Billingley.  He was invalided home with Trench Foot and later transferred to the Northern Cyclist Corps.  He was discharged in March 1919 and received a small pension. 

Fred's younger brother Harry was Killed in Action on 7 July 1916 and is remembered on three war memorials in Wombwell.  

Fred attested in February 1916, but was not mobilised until April 1918 and went to France in August after a bout of flu in June/July. He was killed in October. He had given his next of kin as his sister Ada at an address in Castleford. Ada was married in Castleford in June 1916, but had reverted to her maiden name and was living in Thurcroft, Rotherham, by the time she completed Fred's next of kin form in October 1919. On that form she declares that Jarvis Peace is dead 'to my knowledge' and does not know the whereabouts of her brothers Horace and Arthur. Her younger sister Florence was living with her. When Fred's back pay and war gratuity were released in May 1919 they went to his grandmother and sole legatee Mary Ward.

Jarvis Peace was not dead. He attempted unsuccessfully to claim pensions for both Harry and Fred. In 1939 he was living in Grimethorpe with his son Arthur. He died in 1949 aged 78. 

Joseph Peace

John William Pearce 69013 Northumberland Fusiliers
Missing in Action 7 June 1918 
Born Holbeck, lived Sheffield Road, Barnsley

Elijah Thomas Pearson

Harold Peart  Corporal 203419 York and Lancaster Regiment Killed in Action 13 October 1918 Born in Thorpe Hesley in 1895, lived in Barnsley at 3 Newton Street when he enlisted. His family had moved to Barnsley between 1907 and 1909. They retained strong links to Thorpe Hesley, his mother, was buried there in 1913. Harold is Remembered Thorpe Hesley on the war memorial and the Roll of Honour

Charles James Pennington

William Perkin

William PhiIlips

William Henry Phillimore

Benjamin Pickering

George Arthur Pickering

Joseph Pickering

John Pickles

Frank Pilley

George Wallace Platts

John Pope

George Popplewell

John William Tasker Porter

Joseph Pover

Ernest Powell

Andrew Poxon

Albert Priestley

Walter Clarke Priestley  14/429 14th York and Lancs Regt
Killed in Action 15 April 1918
From Duke Street, Barnsley

John Prince 14/1112 York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 30 May 1916
Lived on Shaw Lane, Barnsley

Herbert Coward Proud



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