Thursday, 19 October 2017

Harry White 1895 - 1917

Corporal Harry White with thanks to Rob Price
Born:
4th February 1895

Military Service:
Enlisted: February 1914 aged 19
Regiment and Battalion:  1st/5th (Territorial) York and Lancaster Regiment

Service number and rank:  1884 Private
Later Service Number: 240250 Corporal
Entered Theatre of War: France 13 April 1915
Awards: 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death:  9 October 1917 aged 22
CWGC Remembered: Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel Reference: 125 to 128

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Son of George and Clara White, of 30, Meadow St.; husband of Clarice Mary White, of 15, Meadow St., Barnsley.
 
Remembered:
Barnsley, Redfearn Brothers Glassworks & Aldham Works

Barnsley, St Mary's Church Combined Memorial
Barnsley, Regent Street, Congregational Church Memorial

Links & Notes:


Fantastic full biographies with many photographs and family documents relating to Harry and his brothers can be found on Rob Price's website Metal Detector. Rob gave us permission to use the above photo.

Lives of the First World War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Barnsley Soldiers Remembered
See also the story for Harry's brother George which contains a long piece from Memories of Barnsley Issue 17 relating details of a letter from Harry about George's death on 10 September 1915

From the Barnsley Chronicle 20 April 1918 with thanks to Barnsley Archives

A Barnsley Family's Great Sacrifice
Three Sons Give Their Lives
Deep sympathy is felt with Mr. and Mrs. George White, of 30 Meadow Street, Barnsley, in the further bereavement they have just sustained by the death of their son, Pte. Arthur Percy White (25), from wounds received in action, this being the third member of the family who have made the supreme sacrifice. Sergt. George White was killed in September, 1915 and Corpl. Harry White has been missing since last October, grave fears being entertained as to his fate. Their father has been a respected employee at Messrs. Redfearns' Glassworks for the past 22 years, and the four soldier brothers all worked at the same place. Arthur's death is officially reported to have occurred on March 28th [1918]. He was one of the original Barnsley Territorials but had been drafted into another regiment at the time he received his mortal wounds. He was educated at the Eldon Street North School and last February he came home on leave to be married. A memorial service will be held on Sunday evening at the Congregational Church, Regent Street. Mr. White, senr., we may add, is a Reservist and an esteemed member of the Barnsley National Reserve Club.


 

George Herbert Bayley 1898 - 1917

Barnsley Chronicle  November 1917 with thanks to Barnsley Archives

Born:1898

Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion: The Lancashire Fusiliers
Service number and rank:Private 38658

Awards: The Victory Medal, The British War Medal

Death: 11 October 1917
Buried at: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Reference: IV.D.23. 

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
S
on of Mrs. A. Bayley who lived at 24 School Street, Barnsley


Remembered:

St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial
Barnsley, Main Post Office, Barnsley Postal Staff Plaque

Links & Notes:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission 
Lives of the First World War

Every One Remembered

From the Barnsley Chronicle 27 October 1917 with thanks to Barnsley Archives

FORMERLY ON BARNSLEY P.O.STAFF
FATE OF PRIVATE GEO. H. BAYLEY

Much regret has been occasioned at the news of the death from wounds received in action of Pte. George Herbert Bayley, Lancaster Fusiliers.  He was only 19 years of age, being the son of Mrs. Bayley, of 24 School Street, Barnsley, and at the time of his enlistment he was a respected member of the Barnsley Post Office staff.  He went to France in June, having joined the Army in November in 1916.  He has another brother serving with the colours.  Mrs. Bayley has received the following sympathetic letter from Mr. G.C. Wilkinson, secretary of the Barnsley Branch of the  Postmens' Federation.  "I am instructed by the members of my Branch to convey to your our deepest sympathy in the sad loss you have just sustained through the death of your son George, who was a valued and esteemed member of our Association.  We deplore his death and hope that God will give you courage to bear the burden".

Sunday, 27 August 2017

John William Dewsnap 1893 - 1917

John Dewsnap from the Barnsley Independent 8 September 1917
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born: 1893

Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion: Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Battalion attached 254th Company Royal Engineers
Service Number and Rank: 24590 Private

Awards: The Victory Medal, the British War Medal

Death: 12th August 1917 aged 24
Buried at: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium
Grave Reference: XVII. F. 8.

Additional Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Son of George Dewsnap who lived at 44 Henry Street Worsborough Bridge, Barnsley.

Remembered:
St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Links & Notes:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lives of the First World War
Everyone Remembered

John William Dewsnap died in 17 Casualty Clearing Station, nr Lijssenthoek, Belgium in 1917, and died of wounds.

Obituary and Death Notice from the Barnsley Chronicle 25 August 1917 with thanks to Barnsley Archives


A Barnsley Soldier's Fate
Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Dewsnap, of 14, Prospect Street, Barnsley, in the loss they have sustained by the death in action of their son, Private John W. Dewsnap. He was 23 (24) years of age and at the time of enlistment in the Yorkshire Regt. he worked at Victoria Colliery. He was a pony handler. His parents received a letter from him on August 10th stating that he would be home on leave at Barnsley Feast, but this communication was followed by a letter from the War Office on Saturday announcing that the man had been killed on August 12th.

DEWSNAP -  In ever loving memory of my beloved son, Private J. W.  died in action in France, August 12th, 1917 aged 24 years.
Far away from home and loved ones, laid to rest in a far-off land,
Some time our eyes will behold him, some day when we clasp hand to hand.
- From father, mother, sisters and brothers.




Note: Barnsley Feast "Week was always the last complete week in August, all the factories closed and the workers were given a well deserved holiday."  Those families who could afford it, usually spent this week in Blackpool, it was the favourite venue.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Robert Chapman 1883 - 1914


East Yorkshire Regiment Cap Badge


Born: 1883

Military Service:
Enlisted: 1914
Regiment and Battalion: East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Battalion
Service number and rank : 7876 Private
Entered Theatre of War: 8 September 1914
Awards: 1914 Star with clasp, The Victory Medal and the British War Medal

Death: Missing presumed dead 20 October 1914 aged 31
CWGC Remembered: Ploegsteert Memorial
Panel Reference: 4

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Husband of Florence Chapman who lived at 23 Summer Lane Barnsley

 
Remembered:
St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial
 

Links & Notes:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lives of the First World War
Everyone Remembered

From the Sheffield Evening Telegraph 5 May 1916 with thanks to Find My Past

BARNSLEY AND DISTRICT CASUALTIES.
Robert Chapman, of Summer Lane, Barnsley, who served with the East Yorks Regt., missing since October, 1914, is now reported by the War Office as believed to be dead.


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Albert Pickering 1890 - 1917

Albert Pickering Barnsley Chronicle 17 November 1917
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born: 
1890

Military Service:

Regiment and Battalion : York and Lancs 1st/4th Battalion
Service number and Rank:  22081 Private
Awards: The Victory Medal and the British War Medal

Death: 9th October 1917  aged 27

CWGC Remembered: Tyne Cot Memorial  
Panel Reference: 125 to 128 

Remembered:
St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Links & Notes:
Every One Remembered
Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission




Harry Raymond Allden 1898 - 1917

Harry Raymond Allden Barnsley Chronicle 20 October 1917
with thanks to Barnsley Archives 
Born: 1898  

Military Service:  
Regiment and Battalion: West Yorkshire Regiment ( Prince of Wales Own)  
Service number and Rank: 42747 Private  
Awards: The Victory Medal and the British War Medal 

Death: 20th September 1917 age 19
CWGC Remembered: Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel Reference: 42 to 47 and 162

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Harry Raymond Allden was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Allden

Remembered:
 
St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Notes and Links:
Every One Remembered website
St Edwards, Barnsley Remembers website
Lives of the First World War

Stanley Pleasant 1896 - 1917

Stanley Pleasant 27th October 1917 Barnsley Chronicle
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born:
1896

Military Service:

Enlisted: aged 19
Regiment and Battalion: East Yorkshire Regiment 8th Battalion 
Service number and Rank: 28890 Private
Awards: The Victory Medal and the British War Medal
 
Death: 26th September 1917 
CWGC Remembered: Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel Reference: Panel 47-48 and 163A

Remembered:
St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial 
Barnsley Radical and Liberal Club Memorial, (formerly) Market Street, Barnsley

Links & Notes:
Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission