2014 - 2018
Those who gave their lives from Yarm ______________________________________
BARNSLEY, Alan Arthur. Capt 4th Lancs Fus attd 1st N Fus.
The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website
Killed in action between 25 and 27 Oct 1914 aged 37. Born Sep 1877 the second son of the late Arthur Barnsley of Southward Rd, Liverpool.
His brother was the Rev George Barnsley MA, Rector of Yarm from 1919 to 1930 and his wife
Ethel Edna later remarried and became Mrs Summers of Mount Stuart, Boscombe, Hants. Barnsley
attended Uppingham School between May 1892 and the Summer of 1897 and then went to Oxford.
At both places he was in the Shooting Eights. He served in the Imperial Yeomanr y in South Africa
1900-1901 and was mentioned in despatches twice as well as receiving the Queens Medal and two
clasps. He was made an honorary Lieutenant in the Special Reserve in Dec 1902, at the same time
as he entered the Lancs Fus. He became proficient in many military subjects – he was qualified in
musketry, obtained a certificate in transport duties, was instructor in army signals and Regimental
instructor in musketry. He was made Capt in May 1906. At Christmas 1919 a Processional Cross
was presented to Yarm Church by Miss Florence Blythe in the memory of her nephew. It is clear
that Barnsley was not a Yarm man but was probably included out of deference to the new Rector’s
wishes. Because of his fathers death and the fact that his brother had moved to Yarm his name does
not appear to be recorded elsewhere and for this reason his name remains.
Yarm 1914 Research ________________
The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.