The POULTON Web: Memorials

 

Memorial Inscription - Stephen Hammerton

All Saints Church, Darfield

Here Lieth the body of Stephen Hammerton of Smethley who departed this life the 14th day of August 1798 aged 81 years.

 

Memorial Inscription - Joseph Silverwood and Family

All Hallows Church, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

In memory of Mary wife of Joseph Silverwood of Shelley who died March 26th 1811 aged 63 years.
Also of the above said Joseph Silverwood who died June 6th 1817 aged 79 years.
Also of William son of Matthew and Sarah Silverwood Grandson of the above who died September 24th 1824 in the 10th year of his age.
Also Joseph their son who died June 3rd 1823 aged 6 weeks.
Also Bethuel their son who died June 6th 1834 aged 7 years.
Also of Matilda their daughter who died April 22nd 1837 in the 19th year of her age.
Also Sam their son who died October 30th 1841 in the 31st year of his age.
Also Sarah wife of the aforesaid Matthew Silverwood who died June 12th 1845 in the 58th year of her age.
Also Ann their daughter who died August 27th 1846 in the 17 year of her age.
Also of the above Matthew Silverwood who died October 1st 1859 aged 75 years.
Also Hannah wife of Henry Silverwood of Elm House Shelley who died May 24th 1870 aged 46 years.
Also of the above named Henry Silverwood who died September 6th 1894 aged 69 years.
Also Grace Booth daughter of the above Matthew and Sarah Silverwood who died May 6th 1885 aged 63 years.
Also Henry Silverwood Waterworth Grandson of the above Henry and Hannah Silverwood who died October 12th 1905 aged 24 years.
Also Matthew Henry son of Henry and Hannah Silverwood who died at Honolulu June 8th 1891 aged 55 years.
Sacred to the memory of Joseph Silverwood son of the above Joseph & Mary Silverwood who departed this life February 25th 1855 aged 80 years.
Also Edith Annie Waterworth granddaughter of the above Henry & Hannah Silverwood who died January 30th 1882 aged 19 years.

 

Memorial Inscription - John Hammerton

St Mary Church, Worsbrough, Barnsley, Yorkshire

To the memory of John Hammerton, Blacksmith of Worsbrough Dale, who died December 15th 1859 aged 63 years, also son Arthur who died August 30th 1846 aged 2 years 9 months, also Hannah of Houghton Great, relict of John Hammerton who died October 14th 1877 in her 79th year.

 

Memorial Inscription - Joseph Hammerton

St Mary Church, Worsbrough, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Sacred to the memory of Joseph Hammerton, Wheelwright of Worsbrough Dale died July 3rd 1866 aged 76 years, also Jane wife of the above Joseph died July 21st 1843 aged 44 years, also Abigail wife of the above Joseph died 16th March 1866 aged 78 years. Also son Thomas who died February 16th 1893 aged 52 years.

Memorial Inscription - Jonas Hammerton

All Saints Church, Darfield, Barnsley, Yorkshire

In affectionate remembrance of Jonas Hammerton who died 8th March 1884 in the 75th year of his age. Also his beloved wife Ann who died 13th May 1891 in the 81st year of her age.

 

Memorial Inscription - John Harrison

Spital Cemetery, Chesterfield

In affectionate remembrance of John Harrison who died December 24th 1885 aged 41 years. Also Frances wife of the above who died February 18th 1909 aged 58 years. Interred at Heanor

 

Memorial Inscription - Daniel Rooke Hammerton

All Saints Church, Darfield, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Large columnar memorial:


1st Quarter - In affectionate remembrance of Ann the dearly beloved wife of Daniel Hammerton who departed this life in the 68th year of her age.


2nd Quarter - In affectionate remembrance of Ann Hammerton, daughter of Daniel and Ann Hammerton of Darfield who departed this life 18th August 1890 in the 20th year of her age.


3rd Quarter - Daniel R Hammerton husband of Ann who departed this life 12th May 1933 in the 95th year of his age.


4th Quarter - Lucy Hammerton youngest daughter of Daniel Rooke and Ann Hammerton who departed this life 13th December 1944 in the 58th year of her age.

 
Name:JESSOP, GEORGE HENRY
Initials:G H
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Private
Regiment/Service:King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Unit Text:2nd Bn.
Age: 
Date of Death:2nd January 1915
Service No:8700
Additional Information: 
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:Panel 47.
Memorial:YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

In memory of Private George Henry Jessop

8700 2nd Bn. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
who died on 2 January 1915.
Remembered with Honour
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

 
Name:HAMILTON, ERNEST
Initials:E
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Company Serjeant Major
Regiment/Service:Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text:8th Bn.
Age:37
Date of Death:27th September 1915
Service No:7113
Additional Information:Son of Frank and Katrina Hamilton, of 16, James St, Colchester; husband of Annie Gertrude Pike (formerly Hamilton), of 3, Camp Rd., South Farnborough, Hants. Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:Panel 78 to 83.
Memorial:LOOS MEMORIAL

In memory of Company Serjeant Major ERNEST HAMILTON

7113, 8th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
who died aged 37 on 27 September 1915.

Remembered with Honour
Loos Memorial

 
Name:PAISLEY, JOHN
Initials:J
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Private
Regiment/Service:York and Lancaster Regiment
Unit Text:13th Bn.
Age:20
Date of Death:1st July 1916
Service No:13/775
Additional Information:Son of Alice White (formerly Paisley), of 24, Summer Lane, Barnsley, and the late John Paisley.
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.
Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

In memory of Private JOHN PAISLEY
13/775, 13th Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment
who died age 20 on 01 July 1916
Son of Alice White (formerly Paisley), of 24, Summer Lane, Barnsley, and the late John Paisley
Remembered with Honour
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Historical Information:

On 1 July 1916, supported by a French attack to the south, thirteen divisions of Commonwealth forces launched an offensive on a line from north of Gommecourt to Maricourt. Despite a preliminary bombardment lasting seven days, the German defences were barely touched and the attack met unexpectedly fierce resistance. Losses were catastrophic and with only minimal advances on the southern flank, the initial attack was a failure. In the following weeks, huge resources of manpower and equipment were deployed in an attempt to exploit the modest successes of the first day. However, the German Army resisted tenaciously and repeated attacks and counter attacks meant a major battle for every village, copse and farmhouse gained. At the end of September, Thiepval was finally captured. The village had been an original objective of 1 July. Attacks north and east continued throughout October and into November in increasingly difficult weather conditions. The Battle of the Somme finally ended on 18 November with the onset of winter. In the spring of 1917, the German forces fell back to their newly prepared defences, the Hindenburg Line, and there were no further significant engagements in the Somme sector until the Germans mounted their major offensive in March 1918. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916. The memorial also serves as an Anglo-French Battle Memorial in recognition of the joint nature of the 1916 offensive and a small cemetery containing equal numbers of Commonwealth and French graves lies at the foot of the memorial. The memorial, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, was built between 1928 and 1932 and unveiled by the Prince of Wales, in the presence of the President of France, on 1 August 1932 (originally scheduled for 16 May but due to the death of French President Doumer the ceremony was postponed until August). The dead of other Commonwealth countries, who died on the Somme and have no known graves, are commemorated on national memorials elsewhere.

 
Name:THICKETT, AUSTIN
Initials:A
Nationality:Australian
Rank:Private
Regiment/Service:Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text:45th Bn.
Age: 
Date of Death:7th June 1917
Service No:2490
Additional Information: 
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.
Memorial:YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

In memory of Private Austin Thickett 2490
45th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
who died on 7 June 1917.
Remembered with Honour
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

 
Name:SILVERWOOD
Initials:H
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Corporal
Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text:"C" Coy. 119th Bde
Age: 
Date of Death:17/06/1917
Service No:45266
Additional Information: 
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:XXXIII. E. 6
Memorial:NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY

In Memory of Corporal H SILVERWOOD
45266, "C" Coy. 119th Bde., Royal Field Artillery
who died on 17 June 1917
Remembered with honour
NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY

 
Name:JAGGER, G
Initials:G
Rank:Private
Service Number:35448
Date of Death:16/08/1917
Regiment/Service:King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Unit Text:7th Bn
Additional Information:d 1917, Poelcapelle, Passendale, K.I.A. b. 1890 3Q Tadcaster 9c 762. Joined KOYLI no.35448, enlisted at Horbury, was k.i.a. 16/08/1917 near Passendale . Buried in Poelcapelle British cemetery, on the Ypres(Ieper) to Brugge road. Belgium. Grave E14 at top(Ypres) end - away from gate.
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:XIV.E.1.
Memorial:Poelcapelle British Cemetery
 

 
Name:ELLIS, LUTHER
Initials:J
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Private
Regiment/Service:Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit Text:1st 6th Bn
Age:19
Date of Death:14/06/1918
Service No:75356
Additional Information:Son of Luther and Martha Ellis, of 3, Spring St., Huddersfield
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:II. D. 8.
Memorial:Ziederzwehren Cemetery

In Memory of Private LUTHER ELLIS
75356, 1st/6th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers
who died age 19 on 14 June 1918
Son of Luther and Martha Ellis, of 3, Spring St., Huddersfield.
Remembered with honour
NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY

 
Name:SILVERWOOD, ROBERT
Initials:R
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Private
Regiment/Service:North Staffordshire Regiment
Unit Text:8th Bn.
Age:23
Date of Death:20/08/1918
Service No:235233
Additional Information:Son of Mary Ann and the late Ernest Silverwood, of Carlisle
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:IV. D. 4
Memorial:SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL

In Memory of
Private ROBERT SILVERWOOD
235233, 8th Bn., North Staffordshire Regiment
who died age 23
on 20 August 1918
Son of Mary Ann and the late Ernest Silverwood, of Carlisle.
Remembered with honour
SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL

Historical Information:

The cemetery was begun by XIII Corps at the outset of the German advance in April 1918, and continued to be used by them until September 1918. There are now 394 First World War burials in the cemetery. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

 
Name:GOLDTHORPE
Initials:F
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Private
Regiment/Service:York and Lancaster Regiment
Unit Text:2nd / 5th Bn.
Age: 
Date of Death:20th October 1918
Service No:45784
Additional Information: 
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:A. 24.
Memorial:QUIEVY Communal Cemetery Extension

In memory of Private F GOLDTHORPE
45784, 2nd/4th Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment
who died on 20 October 1918.
Remembered with Honour
QUIEVY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Historical Information:

Quievy Communal Cemetery Extension was made by German troops, and carried on by the 62nd (West Riding) Division after the capture of the village in October 1918. The extension contains 89 Commonwealth and 102 German burials of the First World War, 27 being unidentified.

 
Name:HADDOCK
Initials:W A
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Private
Regiment/Service:Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit Text:1st/8th Bn.
Age: 
Date of Death:4th November 1918
Service No:42709
Additional Information: 
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:A 22
Memorial:LANDRECIES BRITISH CEMETERY

In memory of Private W A Haddock

42709, 1st/8th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment
who died on 4 November 1918.
Remembered with Honour
Landrecies British Cemetery

Historical Information:

Landrecies was the scene of rear-guard fighting on 25 August 1914, after the Battle of Mons, and from that date it remained in German hands until it was captured by the 25th Division on 4 November 1918. Landrecies British Cemetery was made by the 25th Division in November 1918 and all burials date from the period October 1918 to January 1919.
Landrecies British Cemetery contains 165 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 14 of which are unidentified.

 
Name:SYMONS
Initials:E
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Private
Regiment/Service:King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Unit Text:1st Battalion
Age: 
Date of Death:27/12/1918
Service No:58985
Additional Information: 
Casualty Type: 
Grave/Memorial Reference:W. Addl. 101.
Memorial:HOYLAND NETHER (OR HOYLAND LAW) (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

In Memory of Private E SYMONS
58985, 1st Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who died on 27 December 1918
who died on 17 June 1917
Remembered with honour
HOYLAND NETHER (OR HOYLAND LAW) (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

 
Name:SILVERWOOD, HUGH
Initials:H
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Guardsman
Regiment/Service:Coldstream Guards
Unit Text: 
Age:33
Date of Death:06/06/1921
Service No:18668
Additional Information:Husband of Edith Silverwood, of Far Bank, Shelley.
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:). 641
Memorial:SHELLEY (EMMANUEL) CHURCHYARD

In memory of Guardsman Hugh Silverwood
M M
18668, Coldstream Guards who died aged 33 on 6th June 1921
Husband of Edith Silverwood of Far Bank Shelley
Remembered with Honour
SHELLEY (EMMANUEL) CHURCHYARD

 
Name:WOODS, ARTHUR
Initials:A
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Gunner
Regiment/Service:Royal Horse Artillery
Unit Text:1. Regt
Age:22
Date of Death:23/07/1942
Service No:909737
Additional Information:Son of Arthur Henry and Leah Woods, of Sheffield
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:XXV D 7
Memorial:El Alamein War Cemetery

 

Historical Information:

The campaign in the Western Desert was fought between the Commonwealth forces (with, later, the addition of two brigades of Free French and one each of Polish and Greek troops) all based in Egypt, and the Axis forces (German and Italian) based in Libya. The battlefield, across which the fighting surged back and forth between 1940 and 1942, was the 1,000 kilometres of desert between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Libya. It was a campaign of manoeuvre and movement, the objectives being the control of the Mediterranean, the link with the east through the Suez Canal, the Middle East oil supplies and the supply route to Russia through Persia.
EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that.
The cemetery now contains 7,240 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, of which 815 are unidentified. There are also 102 war graves of other nationalities.
The ALAMEIN CREMATION MEMORIAL, which stands in the south-eastern part of El Alamein War Cemetery, commemorates more than 600 men whose remains were cremated in Egypt and Libya during the war, in accordance with their faith.
The entrance to the cemetery is formed by the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. The Land Forces panels commemorate more than 8,500 soldiers of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt and Libya, and in the operations of the Eighth Army in Tunisia up to 19 February 1943, who have no known grave. It also commemorates those who served and died in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Persia.
The Air Forces panels commemorate more than 3,000 airmen of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece, Crete and the Aegean, Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Somalilands, the Sudan, East Africa, Aden and Madagascar, who have no known grave. Those who served with the Rhodesian and South African Air Training Scheme and have no known grave are also commemorated here.
The cemetery was designed by Sir J. Hubert Worthington.

 

Memorial Inscription - Reuben Allen

Marpool Cemetery, Heanor, Derbyshire

In loving memory of Reuben Allen who died June 29th 1927 aged 85 years. Also Mary his wife who died March 16th 1892 aged 50 years. And Frances his wife who died February 18th 1909 aged 58 years.

"Until the day break"

 
Name:BRAMWELL, WALTER
Initials:W
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Sergeant
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text:75 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Sqdn.
Age:22
Date of Death:30/05/1943
Service No:1051374
Additional Information:Son of Stanley Bramwell, and of Lucy Bramwell, of Hoyland Common, Yorkshire.
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:Panel 143.
Memorial:RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

In memory of Sergeant Walter Bramwell
1051374, 75 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Sqdn.,
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died aged 22 on 30 May 1943.
Remembered with Honour
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

 
Name:IRONSIDE, HERBERT CYRIL
Initials:H C
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Private
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Service Corps
Age:43
Date of Death:05/02/1944
Service No:S/10682788
Additional Information:Son of Herbert John and Amy Ironside; husband of Dorothy May Ironside, of Mapperley, Nottinghamshire
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:2. AA.2
Memorial:KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY

 

Historical Information:

Kirkee, also known as Khadki, is a Military Cantonment adjoining the large university town of Poona on the Plateau above Bombay. KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY was created to receive Second World War graves from the western and central parts of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured. The cemetery contains 1,668 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. The KIRKEE MEMORIAL stands within the cemetery and commemorates more than 1,800 servicemen who died in India during the First World War, who are buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries in India and Pakistan where their graves can no longer be properly maintained. This total includes the names of 629 servicemen whose remains were brought from Bombay (Sewri) Cemetery for re-interment here in 1960. On the same memorial are commemorated almost 200 East and West African servicemen who died in non-operational zones in India in the Second World War, and whose graves either cannot be located or are so situated that maintenance is not possible.

 
Name:WORTHINGTON, JAMES
Initials:J
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service:Suffolk Regiment
Unit Text:1st Bn.
Age:34
Date of Death:18/10/1944
Service No:4342586
Additional Information: 
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:II. E. 12.
Memorial:VENRAY WAR CEMETERY

In memory of Lance Corporal James Worthington
4342586, 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment
who died aged 34 on 18th October 1944
Remembered with Honour
VENRAY WAR CEMETERY

 
Name:CRUTCHLEY, ALFRED

 

Initials:A
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Bombardier
Regiment/Service:Royal Artillery
Unit Text:152 Bty., 51 Lt. A.A. Regt
Age:26
Date of Death:30/12/1945
Service No:1518632
Additional Information:Son of Harry and Edith Crutchley, of Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:IV. D. 15
Memorial:MILAN WAR CEMETERY

In memory of Bombardier Alfred Crutchley
1518632, 152 Bty., 51 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery
who died on 30 December 1945 Age 26
Son of Harry and Edith Crutchley, of Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire
Remembered with Honour
Milan War Cemetery

Historical Information:

On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. The Allied advance was stalled for two successive winters: in 1943 on the German defensive position known as the Gustav Line, stretching from the river Gargliano in the west to the Sangro in the east, and in 1944 on the Gothic Line in the northern Appenine mountains. At the beginning of April 1945, the Allies launched their final offensive against the German positions spread out in a line across Italy, south of Bologna. German resistance was by now beginning to disintegrate and the Allies were able to fan out rapidly across the Po valley. Milan, already freed by Italian Partisans, was entered by the US 4th Corps on 2 May 1945, the day of the German surrender in Italy. As Milan fell to the Allies largely without a fight, the Commonwealth forces suffered few casualties. Most of the graves in Milan War Cemetery were those of prisoners-of-war or airmen and were brought in from the surrounding towns and villages - places such as Bergamo, Boves, Carpi, Cicagna, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Turin and Val d'Isere - after the war. Milan War Cemetery contains 417 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 27 of them unidentified. There are also six war graves of other nationalities.

 

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Correct as at 22nd July 2017