Act of Remembrance

(from Barrow Hill Community Trust) As trustees, we are honoured to be the custodians of Barrow Hill Memorial Hall, the legacy to the communities of Barrow Hill and Hollingwood in memory of those who lived, fought and died in the Great War.

Please join us at the war memorial for a simple Act of Remembrance led by Sergeant Taylor, Coldstream Guards, followed by the laying of wreaths by local community representatives and tokens of respect from other members of the public.

If your group or organisation would like to lay a wreath, or if anyone is willing to help as a steward for the road closure, tidy the memorial garden or make refreshments on the day, please contact us.

An exhibition about local casualties will include displays and artefacts and will be open after the Act of Remembrance and remain open until 3pm.

Remembering ….

Remembering two local lads who both died on 14th October 1918.

Private John Reynolds, 49080, 1st Bn., Leicestershire Regiment . John lived at Railway Cottages, Staveley, and was an apprentice fitter at Bryan Donkins before the war.



Private Wilfred Longmate ,37368, 1st Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Wilfred lived at Laburnum Cottage on Hollingwood Common.

Read his story here

Remembering ….


As the allies pushed forward in the last 100 days of the war, casualties were heavy. On the centenary of their deaths, Staveley remembers……



Private William H Thompson, 55068, 15th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers who died on 2nd October 1918. A miner at Oxcroft Colliery, his widow lived at Church Street, Staveley

Private Sydney Spencer  203672, 2nd Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 3rd October 1918. Read his story here

Private Fred Lambert, 13032, 1/8th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)  who died between 3-8 October 1918.Fred worked as a fireman on the Great Central Railway at Staveley.

Sergeant James Bradley, 241080, 1/6th  Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys Regiment) who died on 04 October 1918, aged 22. He formerly lived at Hartington Cottages.

Lance Corporal Arthur Ratcliffe 48619, 52nd Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
died on 8th October 1918. Born at Barrow Hill, Staveley Works moulder Arthur later lived on Pipe Lane. Read his story here.

Private Robert Watson  49804, 7th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment who died on 8th October 1918. Miner Robert lived on Hollingwood Common. Read his story here

Private William Lack, 49668, 7th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment who died on 8th October 1918.

Remembering Charles Wagstaff and William Mullins

Remembering Private Charles Henry Wagstaff 28162, 2nd Bn., King’s Own Scottish Borderers who died on 3rd September 1918, aged 25. He was the husband of C. E. M. Wagstaff, of 59, East View, Duke St., Staveley. His name is not on the Staveley Memorial.


and remembering Gunner William Mullins 185162, 190th Bde. H.Q, Royal Field Artillery who also died on 3rd September 1918 and who is buried at the Reninghelst New Military Cemetery

Lest we forget.