St. John’s Church Dewsbury War Memorial

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Details

  • St. John’s the Evangelist Church, Dewsbury is situated on Boothroyd Lane in close proximity to the
    top entrance to Crow Nest Park where the Town’s main War Memorial is situated. It is approximately
    ½ a mile from Dewsbury Town Centre.
  • Description - a large wooden memorial plaque with five individual panels either side of the centre panel with an inscription detailing the men of St. John’s Church who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War 1

    A second smaller plaque is adjacent to the other detailing those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War 11

    Location – these memorials are at the entrance to the Chapel alter

    The period commemorated is 1914 – 1918 and 1939 – 1945

Photos

Location by map

The marker Google marker represents the location of the war memorial in St. John’s Church Dewsbury.

Inscriptions

The Inscription reads:- :

To
the Glory of God and in Memory
the Men whose names are recorded
on this screen. This Chapel is
dedicated

1914 - 1918

Names and plaques

1914 - 1918


G. Ainsworth
A.H. Armitage
Eli T. Archer
Fred Auty
Cecil Blake
Arthur Benson
Jack Bell
John W. Barstow
J.N. Barraclough
Walter Brearey
Alfred Berry
George Johnson
Wilfred Kilburn
Charlie Lee
David Lawson
Arnold Lumb
Tom Lund
George Lee
Arnold Lee
James May
John W. Marsden
Ernest Berry
W. Collinson
Fred Crabtree
Rupert Clegg
Arnold Clegg
George A. Cross
John W. Child
Victor Dawson
James Denton
John R. Fligg
F. W. Mackay
Percy Minnett
Ernest Newsome
Frank Naylor
George Osborne
Harry Oddy
Allen B. Oldroyd
Harry Oldroyd
Fred E. Oldroyd
Stanley Pollitt
T. Goldthorpe
Tom Gough
Harry Gaunt
Percy Gibson
George Glew
Arthur Green
Albert Gaunt
Albert Gibbs
W. H. Heeley
Jesse Howgate
Jesse Price
John W. Robinson
John Riley
C. G. Ransford
H. Ripley
H. Rushforth
H. Richardson
W. Richardson
Joe Reynolds
J. W. Ruddlesden
George Hirst
Harold Hirst
S. Haythorne
C. Humphreys
A. H. Hemenway
Harney Hey
F. Hinchcliffe
Joseph Hirst
George Ireland
James E. Johnson
G. L. Speight
Fred Secker
Harry Simpson
Alwyn T. Smith
H. Stradling
S. Summerscales
James Sykes
Ernest Stables
J. W. Stradling
Ernest Smith


1914 - 1918


George Johnson
Wilfred Kilburn
Charlie Lee
David Lawson
Arnold Lumb
Tom Lund
George Lee
Arnold Lee
James May
John W. Marsden
F. W. Mackay
Percy Minnett
Ernest Newsome
Frank Naylor
George Osborne
Harry Oddy
Allen B. Oldroyd
Harry Oldroyd
Fred E. Oldroyd
Stanley Pollitt
Jesse Price
John W. Robinson
John Riley
C. G. Ransford
H. Ripley
H. Rushforth
H. Richardson
W. Richardson
Joe Reynolds
J. W. Ruddlesden
G. L. Speight
Fred Secker
Harry Simpson
Alwyn T. Smith
H. Stradling
S. Summerscales
James Sykes
Ernest Stables
J. W. Stradling
Ernest Smith


1914 - 1918


Harry Smith
Harry Shepley
Charlie Smith
George Spedding
F. Smithson
T. G. L. Speight
Harry Tyas
E. W. Triffitt
William Thomas
N. Tattersfield
Lewis Tinker
James W. Taylor
D. W. S. Watts
Eddie Whitworth
W. Whitehead
Ernest Walker
Arnold Wilson
Herbert Wilson
Bernard Wilson
Albert Walker
James Ward


1939 – 1945
Left hand side of chapel alter

This Chapel
was refurbished in memory
of the Men from this Parish
who gave their lives in the
Second World War
1939 – 1945


Jack Allatt
Harry Allsopp
Tom Asquith
Eric Auty
Kenneth Auty
Kenneth Crossland
Fred Crawshaw
Joseph Garfield
Norman Haigh
Stanley Harrison
R. F. W. Hirst
David R. Kay
Harry Lockwood
Eric Hemingway


1939 – 1945
Right hand side of chapel alter


Reginald Palframan
Stanley Pickles
Ralph Preston
Joseph Quinn
Grange Scott
Vivian F. B. Redlich
Eric Senior
Robert Simpson
Eric Stansfield
Laurie Tattersfield
James J. Turner
George W. Wainwright
Eric Senior
Robert Simpson
Kenneth Walshaw
Geoffrey Ward
Harold Watkins
Cyril Watson
Harry T. Williams
Harry Winder



This children’s area is in memory of
Rev. Vivian Redlich
Curate of St John’s Dewsbury Moor 1932 - 1935

Vivian became a Bush Ranger in Australia and then a mission
Priest in Papua New Guinea. He was beheaded by the invading
Imperial Japanese Army, along with six other Christians on the
Beach at Buna, 6th August 1942

He had a tremendous love of children, a devotion to the people
within his care, and a constant vision of the resurrected Lord
Jesus.

A 20th Century Martyr