Cawthorne War Memorial

To the 
Glory of God
and in Honour

Pte W Sykes Walter was the son of Thomas and Sarah of Darton Road, Cawthorne. In the 1911 census Thomas and Sarah told they had been married 28 years. Sarah had given birth to 9 children and had 8 surviving. By this time there were four boys living at hom aged 15 to 25, and all working at the local colliery. Walter enlisted in nearby Barnsley and served as Pte 15874 in the 2nd Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment and was KIA on 5 May 1915 aged 23. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing. Walter's next of kin would have been sent the 1915 Star and the British and Victory Medals
  J W Woodward John Wadkin Woodward was the son of John Wadkin Woodward and his wife Mary Jane. At the turn of the new century, 1901, the family were living in Norcroft and Mary was mother to 10 children, the youngest aged 1. By 1911 the family were living at Norcroft, Cawthorne, where all John's children were born - John W snr being born in Lincolnshire and his wife from Shropshire. Mary in her 30 year marriage had given birth to 13 children and 11 surviving to 1911. The census told how all the men of the family working at the colliery, while the 2 youngest children aged 11 & 12 were still at school. John jnr's elder brother George W W, aged 23 gave his marital status as widower and therefore must have moved back in with his parents. John Wadkin Woodward enlisted in Barnsley, joining the 10th Btn. York & Lanashire Regiment as Pte 3/3114. He died of wounds on 1 March 1916 aged 21 and rests in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres along with over 2600 other casualties.
  J N Moxon Possibly, Joseph Moxon who served in thE KOYLI as Pte 4131 and rests in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery.
  A Clarke

Possibly, Alex R Clarke the son of James and Emma Clarke who in 1901 lived in Barugh, Barnsley.

  R Hawkshaw Robert Hawkshaw was the son of Robert and Eliza Hawkshaw of Cawthorne. He served as Pte 4132 in the1/5th Btn. KOYLI and Died of Wounds on 3 July 1916 aged 23.
Maj L Walsh Lionel Percy Walsh served as a Major in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He died on 4 July 1916 aged 41 and rests in Beauval Communal Cemetery. He was stated as being the brother of Mrs Beatrice Sott-Smith of Banks Hall, Barnsley.
Pte J W Heaton John Walter Heaton was born in 1895. By the census of 1911 John and 3 other grandchildren of Mary Fish who were living in Cawthorne. John served as Corporal 15546 in the KOYLI and was KIA on 16 September 1916 aged 22 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. His next of kin was given as Mr H Heaton of Clough Green, Barnsley (possibly Harold).
  J A Shaw  
  W J Spencer William John Spencer was the son of George Robert and Elizabeth Spencer of Pimlico, London. In the summer of 1903 William married Esther Fish - see connection to Fish family in J W Heaton section and the couple lived on Darton Road, Cawthorne. .
  F Teal Possibly, Frank Teal born in Shifton (Shafton) and living in Barnsley. He enlisted in Leeds joining the Scots Guards and becoming Guardsman 13603. He was KIA on 13 September 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing along with over 72000 other casualties whose final resting place is not known.
  B H R Laycock

Benjamin Holroyd Rymer Laycock was the son of Mrs Annie E Laycock, nee Holroyd. He was born in 1891 in Woolley. In the 1901 he was living with in his grandparents house with his mother and siblings. By the census of 1911 he was with his mother and brother in his grandmother, Sarah's house, Twydale, a 6 roomed property in Cawthorne and working as an uncertificated School Teacher for the West Riding County Council. Benjamin lived in Barnsley but enlisted in Chesterfield, joining the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) as Pte 20083. He was KIA on 2 November 1916 aged 25 and rests in Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, along with over 590 other identified casualties

  E Machin Ernest Machin was born in Cawthorne and enlisted in nearby Barnsley. He joined the York and Lancaster Regiment as Pte 14/1606. Ernest was KIA on 27 June 1917 and was awarded the Victory and British medals. At this moment a burial/memorial for Ernest is not known
Cpl E H Chappell Elijah Herbert Chappell was the son of Albert Henry and Mary Elizabeth Chappell of Flash House, Cawthorne. Elijah was born in 1896 and in the 1911 census he was working on his fathers farm along with his younger brother Edward Percival, his two sisters being at school and at home. The family of 6 lived in an 8 roomed house. Elijah enlisted in Huddersfield, joining the Scots Guards and becoming L/ Cpl 8961. He was KIA on 10 October 1917 aged just 21. He is remembered along with many others on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.
Pte M Simpson Possibly, M Simpson a Rifleman in the West Yorkshire Regiment and served as 270117. He was the husband of M A Simpson of Ball Row, Kexbrough, Darton and rests in Darton Churchyard
Sec Lt D S Laycock Donald Stanley Laycock was the second child of Annie Laycock to die as a result of war - see B H R Laycock above. He was born in Woolley in 1898 and served as a 2nd Lieut in the RFA. He died of wounds on 24 March 1918 and rests in Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy.
Pte H Morley Horace Morley was born in Cawthorne in 1893, the son of Mohn and Emma Morley. In the census of 1911 he is living with his mother Emma Illingworth and her husband of 1 year, Joseph Illingworth. Horace in the census was a coal miner. Horace enlisted in Barnsley, joining the KOYLI as Pte 15530. He was KIA on 5 June 1918 aged 25. He rests in Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy along with over 500 other identified casualties.
Sgt C E Neumann Carl Ernst Neumann was born in Batley Carr in 1894. He was the son of Ernest G Newmann (as the family are on the 1911 census) of Saxony and in 1911 was the Inn Keeper of the Spencers Arms, Cawthorne. His wife Elizabeth born in Rugeley helped with the running of the Inn. The family consisted of 7 children - the youngest Neumann child is not named on the census and is listed on the 1911 census index as being a Harper. When looking at the original document you can see that the youngest unnamed child is a Neumann (Newmann). Carl enlisted in Barnsley and became a Sergeant in the KOYLI serving as 13827. He was KIA on 15 August 1918 aged 24. He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial along with over 9850 other casualties whose final resting place is known only unto their God.
Pte J G Fallas John Geoffrey Fallas was born in 1900 in Cawthornethe son of Elizabeth Ann. In the 1911 census John is living in the house of his aunt, Mary Harrison, a 70 year old widow in a 4 roomed house. The census is signed by a Joseph Harrison. John enlisted in Barnsley, joining the DLI as Pte 81923. He died of wounds on 19 September 1918 aged 19 and rests in Sucrerie Cemetey, Ablain-St. Nazaire. His mother, Elizabeth, at this time was living at 24 Windermere Road, Barnsley.
  W V Broadhead Walter Victor Broadhead was born in Barnby Green, Barnsley in 1900, the son of Joseph and Eliza Ann. Walter enlisted in Barnsley, joining the West Yorkshire Regiment as 55831. Later transferring to the DLI as Pte 99031. Walter was KIA on 8 October 1918 and rests in Bois-des-Angles British Cemetery, Crebeceour-Sur-L'Escaut with over 160 other identified casualties.
  S Cruickshank  
Sec Lt T R Allot Thomas Richard Allott was born in Kexbrough in 1888, the son of Frederick and Annie, who in the 1911 census lived at School Street, Darton. Thomas served in the KOYLI as a 2nd/Lieut and died of wounds on 4 November 1918. He rests in Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension.
Gnr A C Cole  
Who Fell in The
Great War
1914 - 1919
in Memory 
Dvr E Bagshaw  
Pte I Broadhead  
Gdsm S Crossland  
F/Sgt J C Dundas     D.F.C.

John Charles Dundas, DFC and Bar, was the son of Frederick James Dundas and Silvia Mary Dundas, nee March Phillips of Blair Drummond. He attained a 1st Class Hons. Degree in Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford, followed by the Sorbonne and Heidelbert universities. During WW2 he served as a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF (Aux. Air Force) and was KIA on 28 November 1940 by being shot down over the Isle of White by the German Ace Helmut Wick, who was subsequently shot down by John Charle's wing men. John is remembered along with many from the Air services whose final resting place is known only unto their God.
John's brother F/O Hugh Spencer Lisle 'Cocky' Dundas, born in Yorkshire in 1920 also served in the RAF and flew with 616 Spitfire Sqdn.

NOTE :- Frederick James Dundas was the son of the Hon. John Charles Dundas who married the Hon. Alice Louisa Wood, the daughter of Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax of Monk Bretton and Lady Mary Grey. Charles Wood also succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Wood of Barnsley

F/Sgt C W Morgan Charles William Morgan was the son of Charles Burnett Morgan and his wife Mary Louisa of King's Somborne. Charles served in the RAFVR as Aircraftman 2nd Class, 1600053 and died 'at home' on 27 August 1942 aged 19 and rests in King's Somborne New Cemetery along with 3 other casualties of war who now rest in Englands Green and Pleasant Lands
Pte D Sales Donald was the son of John and Sarah Sales. He served as 4861771 in the South Staffordshire Regiment. He rests in cambes-en-Plaine War Cemetery nr Caen with over 220 other identified casualties
Sigmn W R Spencer William Reginald Spencer was the son of William JOhn and Esther Spencer and husband of Eileen of Darton. He served as Signalman 2345493 in the Royal Corps of Signals. He died on 24 September 1943 aged 28 and is remembered in Salerno War Cemetery along with over 1740 other casualties who lost their live while on the Italian mainland.
Who Fell in the
World War
1939 - 1945


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