Clayton-le-Moors, Barnes Square

Barnes Square, Clayton-le-Moors, Roll of Honour. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 197)
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018

Barnes Square, Clayton-le-Moors is now closed, but before it did the roll of honour and memorial plaque in the porch were recorded, as can be seen here. Barnes Square memorials

Whilst this roll of honour matches the plaque, there are slight differences between the full roll of honour, which also records those who served, and the final tally of the dead. Many of the men seemed to have served together.

The seventeen men recorded here, and on a plaque in the church were:

Lieut.   Kingsley D. East                                18th Bn. [Lancashire] Fusiliers

Pte.      James Baxter                                     2/5th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers

Sgt.    Harry Worthington                            11th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Fitter   James Chippendale                         Royal Field Artillery

Pte.      Joseph Wolstencroft                      1st Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Cpl.      Jonathan Ashton                               1st Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Pte.      Richard Haworth                               20th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers

Pte.      John William Thomason                11th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Pte.      Walter Pull                                            11th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Pte.      Job Haworth                                        1st Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Pte.      Greenwood Holding                        11th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Pte.      Walter Grimshaw                              11th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Pte.      Edmund Marsland                            11th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Pte.      Richard Holden                                  11th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Pte.      Benjamin Martin                               South Wales Borderers

Pte.      Benjamin Heywood                         6th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt.

Pte.      Joseph Duckworth                           6th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Lieutenant Kingsley D. East was the son of the Rev. James T. East and Mary East, of Hollings House, Cherry Tree, Blackburn. Rev. East was the minister at Clayton-le-Moors during the war. Kingsley East is recorded by the Commonwealth Graves Commission as having been a Tutor at Cliff College, Sheffield (although not that he or his father were Wesleyans), and his obituary in the Minutes of the 1918 Wesleyan Methodist Conference reveals that he had entered Didsbury College as a candidate for the ministry before enlisting.

Walter Grimshaw died towards the end of the war. The Roll of Honour in the church does not mark him as dead.

These two men are recorded as having died on the Roll of Honour displayed in the church.

L/Cpl. Tom Clough                                        9th Bn. East Lancashire Regt

Frank Heywood

Tom Clough died in Greece towards the end of the war. The name of Frank Heywood was clearly added after the full roll of honour was printed. Unfortunately the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission do not allow any of a number of men of this name to be connected with Clayton-le-Moors.

Additional source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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