Saturday 21 August 2021

Not Forgotten Q, R, S



Henry Christopher Quick Lance Corporal Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in Action 28 August 1917
Born Stairfoot, Barnsley


Alfred Ramsden

Thomas (Tom) Ramsden

John Wilfred Ramsey Private 59913 Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regt Died of Wounds 21 September 1918 in France aged 20. Born in Darfield Q1 1898, he had worked at Darfield Main Colliery. Lived at 10 Pitt Street, Low Valley, Wombwell in 1911. His mother and two sisters predeceased him but his father, a sister and two brothers remained in the area for many years. His name was read out in Wombwell St Mary's church on the occasion, in 1920, of the dedication of a stained glass window to the men from Mitchell Main and Darfield Main who had lost their lives in the war. His nephew, born 1936, was named after him. 

William Ramsey

Edgar Ramskill 49718 Lincolnshire Regiment
Missing in Action 22 August 1918
Lived Waltham Street, Barnsley

Frank Randle

Joshua Ray

William Reader Private 3599 Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Killed in Action 13 November 1916 in France. A calculation from his war gratuity suggests he enlisted in June 1915, so he was a volunteer. He was buried in Hunter's Cemetery at Beaumont Hamel along with a number of other Highland Division soldiers, who had been killed on the same day during the taking of the village. The Cemetery had been
 a giant shell hole, and was used for burials after the battle.  William Reader does not appear to be remembered on any war memorial in Barnsley.  

William was born in Hillsborough Barracks on 1 September 1883 and baptised there on 19 September. His father George, who was originally from Wales or Kent, was a Driver serving in the Royal Artillery. His mother Mary Ann (nee Ledger) was Sheffield born. They had married in Sheffield in 1877. In 1891 they are living at South Street Battery in Scarborough.  William had an older sister, Clara, born in Sheffield in 1878, who died in India in 1879. William's older brother, Nathaniel, had been born in India in 1880/1. He died in Scarborough aged 11 in 1892. George left the army between 1891 and 1901 and the family is in Barnsley, at 9 Sherwood Street, in April 1901. William and his father were both working in a glass bottle factory.  George Reader died in 1905, Mary Ann Reader in 1913, both are buried in Barnsley Cemetery.  

William married Elizabeth Ann Barrett in 1904, at St John's Church, Barebones, Barnsley.  They had at least four children, Nathaniel b. 1905, George b. 1907 d. 1908, Mary Ellen b. 1911 and John b. 1914. Both William and his parents are proving difficult to find in the 1911 census. Elizabeth Ann Reader married George Copley in 1924, they had two children together, Olive and Ivy.  In 1939 they lived at 19 Lewis Road, Lundwood. 

Mary Ellen Reader, William's daughter, had married Harry Mellor in 1930, and in 1939 they were living in 1 Saville Street, Cudworth.  Harry joined the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the Second World War, was transferred to the South Staffordshire Regiment and was killed in France on 16 July 1944. They had at least four children, the last born after Harry's death. He is remembered on the Cudworth war memorial.  Mary Ellen Mellor (nee Reader) married John H Williams in 1948 and had two more children. 

Charles William Reeder

Francis Edward Rees 2nd Lieutenant RAF
Killed in Action 23 August 1918
Born Halifax, lived on Park Grove, Barnsley (remembered on the memorial at Nottingham Boys' High School)

Horace Rhodes

John Hollinsworth Richardson

Andrew Pickering Riddiough 205446 Private 2nd/5th Btn West Yorkshire Regt 
Died of Wounds 12 June 1918
From Barnsley

George Norman Riley

John Arthur Ripley

Henry Scott Robb

Frank Roberts

Henry Thompson Roberts

John Roberts

Hugh De Renzy Robinson

Henry Roderick

John Lakin Rodger

Larrett Roebuck

William Rogers

Herbert Rollin

John Rose

James Rudd

Charles Rushforth

Jonas Rushforth

George Ruston


Thomas Samson

Arthur Saunders Lance Corporal 2425 Royal Munster Fusiliers 
Killed in Action 18 October 1918 
Born in Jump, near Wombwell, lived in West Melton.
Remembered in Wath upon Dearne and Brampton Bierlow.   

William Scales (aka Hall)

Charles Schofield

James Schofield

Alfred William Scorsby Private 29904 East Yorkshire Regiment
Missing Presumed Dead 28 May 1918
Born in Barnsley in Q3 1898, parents were Alfred Scorsby and Minnie (nee Tugwell).
Although the family were living at 4 Union Street in Barnsley in 1911 by the time Alfred enlisted in 1916 they had moved to 11 Broad Lane, South Kirkby.
Alfred is remembered on the South Elmsall war memorial.

Charles Seargent

Reuben Seddons

John Sedgwick Private 241053 1st/5th Btn York and Lancs Regt
Died from Gas Poisoning 31 July 1917
From Wood Street, Barnsley

John Henry Sedgwick

Harry Sefton  Private 19245 10th Btn York & Lancs Regt
Killed in Action 18 May 1916
From Gawber (possibly Roman Catholic)

John William Senior Private 43660 York and Lancaster Regiment
Missing in Action 27 November 1917
Lived Stocks Lane, Barnsley   

John Sharman

Frank Sharp

Albert Shaw Private 9871 Army Cyclist Corps, 31st Division Cyclist Company
Died of Wounds, Splenic Leucoythaemia following gas poisoning, on 15 May 1916 at Southport aged 23.
He is buried in Darton Churchyard and has a CWGC headstone.
The war memorial at Darton has no names upon it and Albert is not remembered on any other memorial in Barnsley that we are aware of.
Albert's parents were Francis Edward Shaw, born in Hepworth or Holmfirth and Ellen Ann (nee Smith) born in Thurlstone. They are also both buried at Darton.  As they had at least ten children I imagine there are many descendants living in the area.
In 1911 the family lived on Huddersfield Road at Darton, and later they moved to Nicholson Avenue.

James William Shaw

Charles Edwin Shears

Samuel Shephard

John Shepherd

Joseph Shepherd

Herbert Siddons

Samuel Siddons 3/3365 York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 20 May 1915 
Born in Worsborough Dale, nr Barnsley

Charles Albert Simons

John Sims

Gerald Sinclair

Albert Sisman Private 17193 Royal Scots Fusiliers Missing Presumed Dead  13 November 1916 Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.  Born in 1896 in Sheffield. Lived in Higham, Barnsley by 1911.  His brother Frederick Charles Sisman was killed in Gallipoli in August 1915. Neither man is remembered on a memorial in either Sheffield or Barnsley.  

Frederick Charles Sisman 14796 York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 12 August 1915 in Gallipoli.  
Born Pitsmoor, Sheffield, lived in Higham nr Barnsley by 1911. His brother Albert Sisman was killed in France in November 1916. Neither man is remembered on a memorial in either Sheffield or Barnsley.  

Thomas Sixsmith

Harold Skelley

Edward Sykes Slater

Albert Smalley

John Smalley

Arthur James Smith 30902 Royal Field Artillery
Killed in Action 26 June 1918
From Granville Street, Barnsley (born in Suffolk)

Colin Smith

George Smith

George Thomas Smith

Herbert Smith Sergeant 86643 Royal Engineers 173rd Tunnelling Company  Killed in Action 17 November 1917 in Belgium aged 21. 

Herbert was born in late 1895 in Barugh, near Barnsley. His parents were George and Sarah.

Before the war he worked at the Stanhope Colliery. 

John Smith

Joseph Smith

Joseph Alfred Smith

Wilfred Bernard Smith Private 72529 West Yorkshire Regiment  Reported missing in May 1918. Died on 14 October 1918 aged 19, whilst a Prisoner of War. Born in Barnsley in 1899, lived at 43 Hopwood Street with his parents Henry and Annie Elizabeth.  His mother died in early 1919, before his death as a POW was confirmed. His father died in 1926. His brother George Arthur Smith served in the war and came home. Wilfred is buried at Glageon, a French village that was occupied by the Germans for most of the war. 

Wilfred John Smith

William Charles Snedker

Wilfred Sowerby

Frederick Speed 41604 York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 15 August 1918
Born Lincolnshire, lived Richmond Street, Barnsley

Clifford Spencer Private 44002 York and Lancaster Regiment  Killed in Action 27 April 1918 Born in Wombwell,  lived at West Melton. His mother remarried and  lived at Wath after the war. Remembered at Wath upon Dearne.  

James William Stacey

Harry Stafford

Cecil Francis Stainton

James Henry Stanley

William Starkey

George William Statham

James Stather

Harry Stead

William Henry Taylor Steel

John Stewart Sergeant 14216 Lincolnshire Regiment
Killed in Action 4 January 1918
Born Barnsley, lived Grimsby

Walter Stone

Leonard Stoner Private 7476 Northumberland Fusiliers
Killed in Action 28 October 1918
Born Stairfoot, Barnsley

Edmund Strawbridge

Joseph Strickland 12/1480 York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 16 May 1916
Born Lancaster, lived Old Windmill Hotel, Shambles Street, Barnsley    

Hedley Frank Strutt

Harry Stubbs

George Summerscales

George Frederick Sunderland

William Sunman

Edgar Sutcliffe

Aldred Swaine

George Swift 44111 York and Lancaster Regt
Died of Pneumonia 29 November 1918

From Marquis of Granby, Thomas Street, Barnsley

George Sykes

George Arthur Sykes

Herbert Sykes


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