Other Research

Sometimes we find a list of men's names that does not constitute a War Memorial by the definition of the UK War Memorials website.

We consider a war memorial to be any tangible object which has been erected or dedicated to commemorate those killed as a result of war, conflict or peacekeeping; who served in war or conflict; or who died whilst engaged in military service.

This can be a list of names in a book or in a newspaper article that doesn't refer to a memorial, even a lost one.  Those we have given their own entries on the Barnsley & District War MemorialsIndex page - in the hope that one day they might be found.

List of names taken from the History of All Saints Church, Darton
Darton war memorial has no names inscribed on it - so the church warden collected as many names as he could from other sources to include in his history of the church.

The Roll of Honour in Darfield Village Club contains 38 individual photos of men who served in WW1 and we have created two photo galleries in the hopes that someone will find their great-grandfather or other relative.

  • Part A-M  20 individual photos of WW1 soldiers
  • Part P-W another 18 photos of Darfield men who served in WW1
Sources for Farrar Street Congregational Church
  • List of "Old Scholars Killed on Active Service" from the 1919 'Coming of Age' Souvenir booklet for the Church.  Names of 6 men killed.
  • 1915 Church Christmas Card listing 34 names on a Roll of Honour
  • Entry in the Church Minutes for 10 August 1920 giving the names of 9 men who were to be listed on their war memorial.  Later it was decided to list no names.


 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)

Other Websites:

Barnsley Royal Marines
Barnsley Pals

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 contact barnsleyhistorian@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 UK War Memorials hub.

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