With thanks to Barnsley Council's Interactive Maps which can be found here.
|The area included in the Barnsley War Memorials Project |
lies within the black border (Click on the image to see it enlarged)
Barnsley has changed shape and size over the years, many areas lay in the Hemsworth Rural District Council from 1894 to 1974. Cudworth and Royston were independent Councils up to 1974 and so on.
Even now for the purposes of historical research there are overlaps with Wakefield, Hemsworth, Rotherham, Sheffield, Pontefract and Doncaster. The Family and Local History Societies covering the area around Barnsley sometimes follow the old boundaries leading to complications finding the right Society to approach for more information and even the right Archives to visit to find Parish Records.
Other War Memorial blogs & websites covering the Barnsley area:
Barnsley Soldiers Remembered - many biographies sent in by relatives
St Edward's Barnsley Remembers - WW1 and WW2 biographies and photos
St George's Barnsley Remembers
St Mary's Barnsley Remembers WW1
Silkstone Remembers - in association with Heritage Silkstone
Wombwell Soldiers Remembered
Barnsley's Second World War Memorials
If you have or would like to start a website or blog about your local village or parish in WW1 please get in touch, we'd be happy to supply you with any information we have and we'd love to link to it on our site.
Many local societies will have information on memorials and churches in their area, some may have already researched the names on their memorials.
Local Facebook History Groups:
Barnsley's History - The Great War (Facebook page)
Hemsworth Area First World War Remembered (Facebook page)
Local Stuff for Local People (Felkirk Parish Facebook page)
Houghton Magna History Society (Great Houghton Facebook page)
Old Pictures of Barnsley (Facebook page)
Darton Local History Group (Facebook page)
Barnsley Royal Marines
Barnsley Family History Society
Doncaster Family History Society
Huddersfield Family History Society
Morley and District Family History Group
Pontefract Family History Society
Rotherham Family History Society
Sheffield Family History Society
Wakefield Family History Society
Mexborough and District Heritage Society
Cudworth Local History and Heritage Group
Roggins Local History Group (Silkstone)
Thurgoland History Group
Totley History Group (who have a book for sale about the men on their memorial)
Kirklees Council - War Memorials
Yorkshire Indexers - WW1 War Memorials
Wakefield Family History Sharing - Local War Memorials
I am sure there are a lot more local history groups in the Barnsley and South Yorkshire area who have studied their own servicemen and memorials, if anyone would like a link here please get in touch with us BWMP2015@gmail.com
A marvellous website in neighbouring Sheffield shows just what can be done if we set our minds to it!
Sheffield Soldiers of the Great War
And here's another from further afield that is the sort of thing we could produce:
Salford War Memorials
For more recent losses take a look at the National Memorial Arboretum website, they have a link to the Roll of Honour on the Veterans UK website.
The government's new UK War Memorials hub.