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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Barnsley
Town
Barnsley
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72583
Current location

Plot Q
Number 1018
Barnsley Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Barnsley
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S70 1XH
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 35335 05666
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall gothic arch shaped gravestone. Grey stone but streaked with black, possibly partially cleaned. Text inscribed. Commemorates one WW1 soldier, his parents, siblings and his own young son.
Inscription
In Loving / Memory of / ELIZA ANN / THE BELOVED WIFE OF / FRED GOMERSALL / WHO DIED JUNE 11TH 1897 / AGED 29 YEARS / ALSO ARTHUR, SON OF THE ABOVE / WHO DIED APRIL 18TH 1889, / AGED 1 YEAR & 8 MONTHS / ALSO GEORGE / ARTHUR / SON OF THE ABOVE / WHO DIED JULY 24TH 1892, / AGED 15 MONTHS. / DEAR IS THE SPOT WHERE LOVED ONES SLEEP, / AND SWEET THE STRAIN WHICH ANGELS POUR. / O WHY SHOULD WE IN ANGUISH WEEP, / THEY ARE NOT LOST, BUT GONE BEFORE. / IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF / TOM, SON OF THE ABOVE, / WHO FELL IN ACTION AT GALLIPOLLI PENINSULA, / ON NOVR 18TH 1915, IN HIS 27TH YEAR. / "A NOBLE SACRIFICE." / ALSO RONALD, SON OF THE ABOVE, / TOM AND LILY GOMERSALL, / WHO DIED APRIL 11TH 1918, AGED 4 YEARS & 5 MONTHS. / SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS.//
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gomersall, Tom
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, Surname, age, date of death, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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