The War Memorials of Barwick in Elmet & Scholes
|Scholes War Memorial
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.
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
Lest we forget.