St John Evangelist Church


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Reference WMO139037

Address:

Boothroyd Lane

Dewsbury

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Panelling
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: 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 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
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