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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Barnsley
Town
Darfield
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 01 January 1920
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6
Current location

Between the junctions of the B6096 and Cover Drive
Doncaster Road (A635)
Darfield
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S73 9HD
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 41696 04786
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Wooden shaft surmounted by canopied cross. Stone tablet with incised inscription is attached to the front of the shaft.
Inscription
EUROPEAN WAR/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ (Names)/ GRANT THEM LORD ETERNAL REST AND LET/ LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashim, C
Ashurst, L
Ashwood, J
Atterbury, W H
Beardsley, J
Beevers, I
Bly, P
Bolton, F
Boothman, W
Bowen, W R
See details for all 90 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 90
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 90
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, rank.
    Order of information: Rank.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 50mm, height 1400mm, width 750mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
In 1989 the cross was reset into a concrete base, the undergrowth was cleared and canopy repaired. The lettering on the tablet was also re-cut.
Costs

Comments: Memorial given by G Howard Taylor of Middlewood Hall, Darfield.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • NS/NB/41

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