War Memorials and Memorials are a rich source of information for the family historian. They are also a focal point for a community and now almost 100 years and possibly 60 years later they are still revered by families and relatives.
Although this blog is meant to be primarily a source of information, let us not forget those brave people who put their lives on the line and stood and were counted - if only by chance at times.We salute you!
Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore! Robert ClarkThe Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan Affetside Census A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too. Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.
Many photographs have been added!LazylikeSunday.net home page lists themPlease copy and reuse them -a link to LazylikeSunday will be much appreciated!
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Henry Clark's wife, Mary Blackwall was born in Derbyshire. Kirk Ireton was a one of the centres of the Blackwall family. It was inevitable that I would be drawn to Kirk Ireton and there are a few ancesters and descendents of Mary Blackwall in the churchyard. The photographs of the family and the churchyard are in the datastore which can be accessed here.The War Memorial has the following information: The surnames are first.
Kirk Ireton Memorial
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF KIRK IRETON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
ABELL HENRY R.C.A
ALLSOP JOHN WILLIAM 6TH SHERWOOD F.
BATES JOHN R.A.S.C.
FORD LEONARD 6TH SHERWOOD F.
DYER WILLIAM GEORGE 2ND K.O.Y.L.D.
CAULDWELL ROBERT 1ST WEST YORKS.
HODGKINSON ARTHUR 4TH SOUTH STAFFS
DRANFIELD FRANCIS R.A.S.C.
WARD HARRY 6TH SHERWOOD F.
GREATOREX WILLIAM 6TH SHERWOOD F.
HITCHCOCK WILFRED RFA
The entrance to the church yard
is close to the flag.
The Memorial is there too.