Thornhill Parish Church


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Reference WMO139038

Address:

Church Lane

Thornhill

Dewsbury

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Unknown cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Thornhill Parish Church is situated in Church Lane, Thornhill near Dewsbury, approximately 1 ½ miles from Dewsbury Town Centre.The period commemorated is 1914 – 1918 and 1939 – 1945 Description – a stone cross situated in the lawned area to the right of the main entrance to the Church Inscriptions To the Glory of God And in Memory of the Men of Thornhill who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1918 also 1939 – 1945 Names and plaques 1914 - 1919 For King and Coutry To the Glory of God and in affectionate Remembrance of the Men of Thornhill who gave their lives in the Great European War 1914 - 1918 Make them to be numbered with they Saints in Glory Everlasting Cpl. Gordon Brown L/Cpl. Alexander Bruce Pte. Willie Chambers Pte. Norman Cleveland Pte. Willie Croft Pte. Harry Denton L/Cpl. Alfred H. Dixon Sapr. Benjamin Gaines L/Cpl. Arthur Garfitt Pte. Harold Grace Pte. Leonard Halstead Pte. Herbert Heaton 2nd Lt. Frank B. Hinchliffe Pte. Percy Holmes Pte. Eric Johnson Pte. Samuel H. Jubb Pte. Willie Jubb Cpt. Edward Kaye Pte. James Ed. Kaye L/Cpl. Norman Kitson Cpt. Christopher Laycock Pte. John E. Lee Pte. Gilber Lewis Bmdr Ernest Asquith M.M. Pte. Arthur Mallinson Pte. Wilson Marshall Pte. Clement Micklethwaite Pte. Thomas Newton Pte. Wright Ouldridge L/Cpl. Hubert Peace Pte. Wm. Henry Peace Pte. Wm. George Russell Pte. James Scargill Pte. Leonard Shackleton L/Cpl. Ernest Sheard Pte. John Simmons Pte. Harold Smith Pte. Herbert Summerscales Major Frank Taylor Bmdr. Thomas Thornton L/Cpl. Frank Tomlinson Pte. Norman Tomlinson Pte. Fred Vickers Bmdr. Jack Weate L/Cpl. Sam Wilson Pte. Edgar Winterflood Pte. George A. Lightowler 1939 - 1945 Also in Gratitude to the Men of Thornhill who gave their lives in the World War 1939 – 1945 Ernest Atkinson Richard Ayrton George Baxter Harold Beaumont Herbert Bedford Reuben Blakeley Walter Boot Jack Booth Arnold Brook Ronald Brook Richard Brown Joseph Clarkson John Collomosse Joseph Douglas Raymond Dyson Donald Fitton Christopher Hayman Norman Hemingway George Hodgson Raymond Jefferson Arthur Lilburn Gibson Peace James Pickering Jean Scargill Rufus Senior Horace Sheard Raymond Shires Leonard Smith Chas. Summerscales Nelson Sykes Arnold Whitworth Rayner Winterburn Their are seven (7) War Graves in several sections of the Burial Grounds of Thornhill Parish Church 10539073 Craftsman R. E. Blakeley R E M E Died 7th November 1945 Aged 39 Blakeley R.E. Blakeley 4540630 Private J. Clarkson The West Yorkshire Regt. 6th May 1944 Age 44 To Faithful Warriors Cometh Rest Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest Clarkson J. Clarkson Hartley Hayman And in proud memory of their Grandson Christopher Hartley Hayman St John’s College Cambridge Captain 9th Queens Royal Lancers killed gallantly leading his troop into action in North Africa on Easter Monday 1943 Aged 25 years Hartley Hayman Captain Christopher Hartley Hayman 37840 Private P. R. Littlewood Leicestershire Regiment 13th December 1918 He did is duty nobly and died that we may live also in Memory of George and Ernest Littlewood Littlewood Private P.R. Littlewood In Loving Memory of Emil William Pickering D.S. O - T. D - D. L - JP. Colonel R.A. of Netherton Hall near Wakefield 1882 – 1942 also his younger son James Kenneth Alexander Pickering Flying Officer R. A. F. who gave his life in the service of his Country December 31st 1942 Aged 20 Pickering Colonel R.A. Emil William Pickering D.S. O - T. D - D. L - JP Flying Officer James Kenneth Alexander Pickering Flight Lieutenant C. Summerscales D.F.C. Wireless Op/Air Gunner Royal Air Force 22nd December 1944 Age 28 Worthy of Remembrance Summerscales Flight Lieutena C. Summerscales D.F.C. 31046 Private J. A. Windle King’s Own Yorkshire L. I. 24th September 1917 Age 20 Windle J.A. Windle
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