Site Launched, 30th September 2002.
Site updated, 27th October 2016,
WWI casualty Thomas Henry Benson
Hoyland family connection confirmed.
Printed versions of this website are
available at the Barnsley and Hoyland
Libraries, along with,
Hoyland War Memorial, dedicated to "Our Glorious
Dead" of World War I and World War II. Standing at
the intersect of West Street, Kirk Balk and Longfields
Crescent, it is a glimpse of history for a passing public
and the annual gathering place for remembrance.
Through the transcription of the names of those who
died, and by recording their local origins, regimental
details and the dates they died, the following pages hope
to provide its visitors a place to further remember them.
Thanks go to family, staff at the Barnsley Chronicle,
Hoyland Town Hall, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough
Council and Barnsley Library, who have helped with the
transcription of names, shared their records and
continue the maintenance of the memorial.
Acknowledgments for their kind permission to reproduce
records and information within this web site go to, The
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who care for
the graves of those who died in cemeteries throughout
the World. Jon Cooksey - Pen & Sword Books who's
"Barnsley Pals" book with its fascinating first hand
encounters of those who served, and all the other web
sites and people named throughout this website who
have contributed information.
For further information please e-mail Peter Marsden at,
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained
in this website is correct and hereby disclaim any liability to any party
for loss, disruption caused by errors or omissions , whether such
errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause.
All efforts have also been made to acknowledge any copyright
holders of content and photographic images contained and shared in
this website, the website would be pleased to hear from any copyright
holder not mentioned in this acknowledgement.