30th September, 2002
Website last updated,
24th November, 2013,
thanks to your help.
Can you also help identify
Hoyland connections for
W. J. Watson's name added
to the WWII memorial.
H. Scanlon's WWI details
confirmed and Other WWI
and WWII names added.
For latest printed version of
this website, archived with
Barnsley and Hoyland
libraries, Click here.
For similar printed version
of Blacker Hill War
Memorial, Click here.
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 their
times and share memories, or for those looking for
ancestors, a place to start the search.
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.
If you have corrections, further information or
photographs to share, 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.