Welcome to this website commemorating the men from
the villages of Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, near Leeds, who served and died in the two major wars of the 20th Century, the
Great War 1914 - 1918 and the World War 1939 - 1945.
The main aim of the site is a simple one, and that is remembrance.
By building this website I hope to perpetuate the memory of the men of the two villages who lost their lives in the service
of their country. Although many of the men comemorated here gave their lives almost a century ago, there is no reason
why we cannot embrace modern methods in our commemoration of them. By doing so more people will have the opportunity to learn
about those men and the villages they left behind. The original idea behind the website was a simple one, and that was to
positively identify, by name and regiment or unit, each of the men listed on the two main war memorials in the villages. I
believed that until this work was completed, 'my men' could not be truly remembered by those who now live in the villages
they left behind.
Barwick in Elmet War Memorial
As is the case with many memorials the length and breadth of the country,
some men who died were not included and research is ongoing to try to identify who these men were. There are many reasons
why the names of some people were not included on a memorial and often it was at the request of the family that their loved
one was not listed among those of their comrades. I will, however list the names of any men or women from the parish that I
find who have either died in service, or as a result of it, and those who served and returned. This is the story of the
men of Barwick and Scholes who left all that was dear to them many of whom did not return from their war.
Lest we forget.
Latest Updates to the Site
The grave of Pte George Dobson Acomb at Etaples Military Cemetery in France.
Work has begun on compiling a nominal roll of those men
from Barwick in Elmet who served and and survived the Great War.
Can you help to identify any of the men named on the Manor House Roll of Service who are still to be traced? Please
take a look and contact me if you have any further information.
If you have found this site to be useful or interesting please consider making a donation. I will use any donations received
to help with the running costs of the site or to help pay for further research into the men this site commemorates.
My thanks in anticipation,
I welcome your comments and support. Further information is always sought and is gratefully received. If
you have documents or photographs which would be of use to this site please get in touch via the email link.