Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Robert Clark The 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! home page lists them Please copy and reuse them - a link to LazylikeSunday will be much appreciated!

Saturday 12 November 2011

Greengates Cenotaph and Memorial garden

Greengates is a small suburban area to the North-East of Bradford. I passed here on the way back to Preston from Shipley. Took a detour to avoid heavy traffic. However small the town of Greengates, it has a beautifully maintained memorial and garden. There is more information here. At the bottom of this post is a list of the fallen. The unveiling was carried out by Lt Col Alderman Anthony Gadie on the 5th of November 1921.
I have to assume that the name plates on the memorial are replacements. These are just too clean to be original. Click on an image to enlarge it. Here are the photos that were taken:

It seems that Pte Rhodes name was omitted from the memorial originally.
After a campaign by the family his name is carved there (1999)

View from the Roebuck pub - they let me park - A good pie!
Below is the list of the fallen: there are more details on the Greengates website.

BARRACLOUGH Frank               
BAXTER Charles Alfred                                         
BAXTER William                                         
BLOMFIELD William   
BUCKLE Ernest                                         
CLAYTON Percy                                         
CLEAVER Joseph H                                         
COCKSHOTT Edmund                                         
COLLINS David                                       
CORDINGLEY Percy                                         
DOOLEY Ernest                                         
DOWNS Gilbert R                                         
EARNSHAW Albert   
EXLEY Albert Edward               
FAICHNEY Harry William*    
FARNISH John Darnley
FARNISH Leonard                                         
FAWCETT Edward B                                         
FLETCHER Horace                                         
GALLOWAY Richard                                         
GIBSON     Norman                                       
GOODAIRE Horace*                                         
GOODALL Fred                                       
GOODALL Percy                                         
HALL George T                                         
HARRISON Fred                                         
HARRISON Walter          
HARRISON William A                                         
HINDLE     Percival U                                         
HOLLAND Gordon                                         
INGLE Percy                       
JACQUES Harry                 
JOYCE John                                         
KIPLING Herbert                                         
KNOWLES Jonathan E                                         
LEACH David                                   
LEE Wilfred                                         
LINDLEY Harold                                         
LLOYD Cecil               
LODGE Hiram                                         
LONG Arthur H                                         
MANN John N                                         
MASTERS Arthur                                         
METCALFE Harry                                         
MILNER J Barker                                 
NELSON Edward                                         
NELSON     Herbert Harold                                         
PATRICK Horatio                                         
PEACOCK Walter E                                   
PRIESTLEY Laurence                                         
PROSSER J H                                         
RHODES Albert                                         
RHODES Charles                             
RHODES William A   
ROBINSON Ernest                                         
ROBINSON Walter                                         
ROO James Walter                                         
ROO Richard                                         
SEAGE William S                                         
SHACKLETON Arnold                                         
SKEVINGTON Arthur Victor                                         
SMITH Clifford                                        
SMITH Percy Valentine                                         
SPENCE Walter                                         
STANSFIELD Allan                                       
STEELE     Arthur                                         
STEVENS Albert                                         
STEVENS Harry                                         
SYKES Alfred                                         
SYKES Norman 
WALTON     Ward                                         
WARD Fred                                         
WATERWORTH George                                         
WATERWORTH Percy                           
WATERWORTH W Laycock                                         
WHITEHEAD Jasper M                                         
WHITEHEAD John Walton                                         
WILSON Herbert

BAXTER Ralph H                                         
CROWTHER Fred                                         
EVANS George                                         
FIRTH William                                         
GARNETT Geoffrey W           
GREENHOUGH Herbert                                         
HARKER Jack   
KEEN Adam                                         
KENNARD William D W *
LISTER William                                         
LUMBY Clifford C                                         
MOSLEY Harry S                                         
NORRIS Eric                                         
PERROW Cecil                                         
REYNOLDS Frank                                         
RHODES Harry*        
ROGERS Basil T                                         
SHUTT Dennis                                         
SMITH John R                                         
SPENCER Geoffrey G J                                         
SPENCER Ralph                     
STAPLES Harry                                         
STEVENSON George                                         
WATMOUGH William                                         
WILKINSON Robert                                         
WILSON Victor                                         
WOOD Jim                                         

Harry Rhodes name is carved at the bottom of the memorial not cast as the others are.
This information is derived from the Commonwealth War Graves Commision.
There is plenty of information. Many of the names above could be traced from here.

34004, 2nd Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment
who died age 25
on 01 December 1917
Son of Henry and Margaret Faichney, of "Linden Lea," 8, Linden Crescent, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Remembered with honour

21/2, 1st Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
who died
on 14 July 1918
Remembered with honour

42169, 39th T.M. Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery
who died age 23
on 15 August 1915
Son of Benjamin and Lucy Ann Shuttleworth, of 275, Davisville Avenue, Toronto, Canada.
Remembered with honour

T/75814, Royal Army Service Corps
who died age 20
on 17 December 1940
Son of Bernard George Kennard, and of Dorothy Kennard, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Remembered with honour


  1. The name panels on the Greengates war memorial are plastic replacements. The bronze originals were stolen several years ago. Sadly, the Roebuck pub is no more. The site is now an access/carpark for frozen food shop, making the adjoining crossroads more hazardous than it previously was.

  2. My Grandfather was born in the Roebuck, and his father was the landlord for over 30 years. he was succeeded by his son in law. I have researched all the men listed as Great war casualties on the memorial and am always happy to share information.