Tuesday 25 January 2022

Penistone Railway Workers, Penistone Station

Memorial Tablet at Penistone Station (photo taken 24 September 2021)


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Photographed by Sally Jowitt and Carol Gude

Transcribed by BarnsleyHistorian

An article from the Barnsley Chronicle on 24 September 2021, p. 13.

A plaque commemorating railway workers who lost their lives during the First World War has been installed at Penistone Station.
The newly-refurbished transport hub was revealed by Network Rail, with the plaque being the brainchild of its workers and the local community.
Coun. Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesperson for communities, said: "It is great to see a new plaque recognising the sacrifices of the armed forces community in Penistone, creating a space for families to come together and reflect.
Thank you to National Rail and community partners for their work on this. The plaque is another great way to recognise the sacrifices they, and their families, have made."

Article on the Community Rail Network website

South Yorkshire’s Penistone Line Partnership has unveiled a commemorative plaque at Penistone Station. A heartfelt dedication was led by Fr. David Hopkin, St John the Baptist Church, Penistone at 11am Monday 15 November 2021.

Penistone Mayor, Cllr. Andrew Millner laid a wreath in memory of local railway workers from the Penistone area, who gave their lives in the first world war.

The event was attended by members of Penistone Line Partnership, Community Rail Network, deputy mayor Gill Millner, members of the British Legion and guests from the local community.

Penistone Line Partnership would like to thank everyone who attended, and give special thanks to Fred Evans, JF Evans Monumental Masons, for making and gifting the partnership with the memorial. A big thank you was also extended to Network Rail, incorporating the plaque into the newly re-built wall at Penistone Station, and to the staff at Penistone Paramount for hosting refreshments after the event.


1914 - 1918
In Memory Of The Following Railway
Workers From The Penistone Area Who
Gave Their Lives During The First World War

Where further information has been discovered for any of these men it will be linked (look for names underlined and in blue) to a page on this site or to an external site.  In this way we try to avoid duplication and encroaching on the research of other groups and individuals.

Joseph Bailey
George Henry Beever
Charles Richard Calcutt
Radford Hawes
     George Neaverson Hoyland
Horace Micklethwaite
George Alfred Mitchell
Walter Dickinson Nall
Fred Singleton
Charles Edward Swift
Albert Webster
Harry Wood

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Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
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Royal Engineers
Royal Horse Guards
Royal Field Artillery
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West Yorkshire Regiment
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Royal Navy


Wednesday 12 January 2022

Barnsley Cemetery Tom Lindsey


Tom Lindsey is remembered on his parents' gravestone
(photo taken 4 June 2018)


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Lives of the First World War

Photograph by Wayne Bywater

Grave Location and Inscription:

S 588

In Loving Memory of / Our Dear Father & Mother / George and Phyllis Lindsey / Died April 4th 1943, aged 70 years / And Jan 4th 1945, aged 71 years / Also Tom, son of the above / Killed in Action in France April 29th 1918 / Also Walter, son of the above / Who died in Infancy. / Also Muriel Cooper, granddaughter of the above / Died Dec 9th 1925, aged 1 year & 9 months.

He is not commemorated on any other war memorial in Barnsley that we are aware of.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial  and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

B&DWM #BAR07/115