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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Barnsley
Town
Barnsley
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
JOHN TWEED, MR W T CURTIS FRIBA, MESSRS JOHN ROBINSON OF BELFAST, MESSRS GEORGE HAIGH AND SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th October 1925
    Attended by: Gen Sir Charles Harington GCB GBE DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th October 1925
    Attended by: DEAN OF YORK
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2026
Current location

IN FRONT OF TOWN HALL
BARNSLEY TOWN HALL
Church St
Barnsley
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S70 2AB
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 34415 06518
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square base surmounted by pedestal and serviceman. Inscription on the sides of the pedestal. Relief panel on 12 o'clock face of pedestal Serviceman wears an overcoat and steel helmet and holds his rifle with bayonet fixed and butt on the ground. Panel depicts winged victory in relief. Barnsley coat of arms on the 6 o'clock face
Inscription
(6 O'CLOCK FACE): IN/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN AND WOMEN/ OF/ BARNSLEY/ WHO/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945/ 1921-50TH ANNIVERSARY-1971/ THE ROYAL/ BRITISH LEGION/ BARNSLEY & DISTRICT GROUP (3 O'CLOCK FACE): AND WE IN FAITH/ KEEP THAT PEACE/ FOR WHICH THEY PAID (9 O'CLOCK FACE): THER NAME/ LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Barnsley War Memorial
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £5,500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public,other
Responsibility
BARNSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • BARNSLEY INDEPENDENT

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