Birstall War Memorial

Streetscene and Housing (carolyn.walker@kirklees.gov.uk)

Details

  • Situated in the Church yard opposite St. Peters Parish Church in Birstall.
  • The period commemorated is 1914 – 1919 and 1939 – 1945.

    Description – a three tiered octagonal base with a square tier on top leading to a tall column in the shape of a cross.

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Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial
Birstall War Memorial

Location by map

The marker Google marker represents the location of the war memorial in Birstall.

Inscriptions

The top square tier as the Inscription at the front which reads:

Sacred to the Honoured
memory of the Men of Birstall
who gave their lives for
King and Country in the
Great War - 1914 - 1918

Their names liveth for evermore

The names of the men who died for their country from Birdsedge and District are on a plaque in Birdsedge Village Hall

Names and plaques

1914 - 1918
Right hand side of square tier


  • Willie Akeroyd
  • Harry Alderson
  • William H. Allott
  • P. Banks
  • Harry Batley
  • Isaac E. Baxter
  • James H. Baxter
  • Walter Baxter
  • Arthur Barker
  • J. S. Bennett
  • Percy Beaumont
  • George Binks
  • P. Blaber
  • Harold Bromley
  • Clifford Bruce
  • Walter Burnley


1914-1918
Rear of square tier


  • Fred Berry
  • Robert Birbeck
  • Ernest L. Briggs
  • Thomas Byrne
  • Victor Church
  • Harry Clayton
  • Percy Clegg
  • Willie Clegg
  • Ben Clough
  • Reginald Craven
  • Arthur Craven
  • Charles Day
  • Herbert Darnsbrook
  • Martin Duffy
  • George W. Ellis
  • Thomas Fawcett


1914-1918
Left hand side of square tier


  • Herbert Firth
  • Arthur Firn
  • Willie Fisher
  • William Fisher
  • John Flanagan
  • Harold Freeman
  • John Frain
  • Frank Furniss
  • J. Garner
  • John Goodall
  • Harold Greenwood
  • Joseph Hare
  • Wilfred Haigh
  • Isaac Haley
  • William Haley
  • Dennis Hartley


1914-1918
Octagonal third tier anti – clockwise


  • T. W. Hepworth
  • Harry Hirst
  • Raymond Hirst
  • B. Hinchcliffe
  • W. P. Kitson
  • J. H. Kitson
  • T. Lambert
  • H. Lawrenson
  • Horace Naylor
  • A. E. Overend
  • John Overend
  • B. Parkinson
  • C. W. F. Sayers
  • R. W. Saville
  • Herbert Shires
  • Walter Shires
  • T. Housecroft
  • Fred Holmes
  • Nelson Holmes
  • Norman Holmes
  • John Lees
  • John F. Locke
  • E. B. Longbottom
  • Thomas Linch
  • P. Parkinson
  • A. P. Parkin
  • Willie Phelps
  • Tom Platts
  • Ernest Sill
  • Fred Smithson
  • Robert Smith
  • F. C. Smith
  • H. Hutchinson
  • C. Hutchinson
  • J. W. Inwood
  • Willie Jowett
  • Percy Kilburn
  • James D. Lyon
  • Arthur Mann
  • J. Marshall
  • Ernest Platts
  • E. Pollard
  • J. Randle
  • H. Radford
  • Thomas Smith
  • Clarence Smith
  • E. Stirzaker
  • D. Sheard
  • Charles Jubb
  • James Judge
  • Charles Kaye
  • John Kilkenny
  • P. A. Margetts
  • Watson Maude
  • Arthur Moore
  • Frank Melvin
  • Edward Rowan
  • R. Rodgers
  • J. Richardson
  • J. J. Sayers
  • Leonard Stone
  • H. Tomlinson
  • B. Thornton
  • Henry Ward


1914-1918
Octagonal second tier- rear


  • F. Wilson
  • C. Wilson
  • L. Wilson
  • George Wright
  • H. Radforth
  • A Weavill
  • Harry Yates
  • C. Dewhurst
  • James Lyons


1914-1918
Octagonal first tier – front


  • Clifford Crowther
  • John Mitchell
  • Jack Holmes


Additional section at the front of the Monument

To the Glorious
Memory of those who
died in the
1939 – 1945 War

1939-1945


  • Eric Lawrence. Brown
  • Kitty Blamires
  • Sarah Byrom
  • James Carr
  • Harry Crossley
  • Luke Farrar
  • James Henry Fenton
  • William Alexander Fiddes
  • Francis Frederick Fordham
  • Leonard Haywood
  • William Haywood
  • Douglas Holmes
  • Walter Holmes
  • Leslie Horton
  • Mary McLoughlin
  • John Maguire
  • Arthur Miller
  • Allan Muris
  • Arthur Parkinson
  • Robbie Ramsbottom
  • Norman Victor Riley
  • Clifford Senior
  • Geoffrey Smith
  • James Smith
  • Harry Wilkinson


1914-1918
Addenda


  • Albert Bloomfield
  • William H. Graham
  • A. B. Honeybone
  • Albert E. Illingworth
  • F. Jackson
  • George Lees
  • John Marchbanks
  • Richard H. Martin
  • T. Martin
  • John O’Brien
  • John H. W. Rhodes
  • A. Smith
  • Charlie Spink
  • William Stainthorpe
  • George S. Whitehead


1939-1945
Addenda


  • Walter Ackroyd
  • George E. Benson
  • Clarence F. Brown
  • John Carbutt
  • Stanley L. Foxton
  • Francis Gess
  • Clifford Lockwood
  • Eric Stansfield
  • George Staples