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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Barnsley
Town
Wombwell
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS TYAS AND GUEST
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28133
Current location

Back of Church
Park Street
Wombwell
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S73 0AB
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 40070 02924
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Wall with flanking plaques and a central upright square column. The central column is bearing a metal cross above a metal plaque, both with First World War dedications in white lettering. Below the central column is a stone tablet in the shape of an open book, upon which are the Second World War names in incised black lettering. On the walls either side of the column are two black marble tablets with First World War names in gold lettering, and below each of these are two metal plaques with dedications inscribed with white lettering.
Inscription
Cross: THE/ SUPREME/ SACRIFICE/ 1914 - 18 1939 - 45 Plaque, centre: LEST WE FORGET/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED IN/ PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THE PARISH OF/ WOMBWELL, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY/ TRUTH & JUSTICE IN THE/ GREAT WARS Tablet, centre: TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1939 - 1945/ (Names) Tablet, left: (Names) Plaque, left: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD,/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN,/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Tablet, right: (Names) Plaque, right: O VALIANT HEARTS, WHO TO YOUR GLORY CAME/ THROUGH DUST OF CONFLICT AND THROUGH BATTLE FLAME/ TRANQUIL YOU LIE, YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED/ YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED IN THE LAND YOU LOVED.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, F
Allen, H
Allen, W
Almond, A
Angel, E
Archer, S
Ashcroft, T
Ashton, F
Ashton, J
Askew, T
See details for all 403 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 323
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 323
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, Surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 80
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 80
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Initials
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 1700mm, width 1800mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass, Metal
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone, Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
History
The original First World War names were engraved into the stone wall either side of the central column. These became so badly erroded that they were covered by the plaques that bear the dedicated verse. These were later moved to either side of the base of the memorial and the two new marble tablets were mounted bearing the First World War names.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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