There are eight War Memorials and Rolls of Honour ( ROH ) commemorating the young men of the district , who fought in World War 1. Six of them list the names of those who gave their lives, and two include the names of those who fought and survived. Details are given below. ( For details of the individual soldiers, please see the appropriate chapters on World War 1 ).
- The Netherthong War Memorial, R.O.H. , which has the names of 41 heroes from Netherthong and Thongsbridge, is located in the centre of the village opposite the Parish Church.
2. Thirty names, including two not on the village ROH, are on Plaque 5 on the large Memorial in the grounds of Holmfirth Hospital.
3. Seventeen names were on a plaque in the Working Men’s clubhouse, which was located in St. Annes Square at the top of Outlane. Unfortunately the whereabouts of this plaque is currently unknown.( January 2019)
4. Six names appeared on the plaque in St.Andrew’s Church in Thongsbridge and, when the church was closed, the plaque was saved and found a new home in Holmfirth Parish Church.
5. Five names appear on a ROH on a metal plate on the wall of what was the premises of R.L.Brook in Thongsbridge.
6. Six names appear on the ROH in Huddersfield Drill Hall. They were soldiers who served in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.
7. There are 27 names on the United Methodist Church ROH, which has been located on the left hand wall in the Parish Church since the Chapel closed in 1984-85 and became a private residence. This ROH contains the names of seven soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice with the remainder being soldiers who fought and survived.
|Name||Village ROH||WMC||Plaque 5||Saint Andrews||Huddersfield Drill Hall||Methodist||Parish Church||Thongsbridge|
|George H. Booth||Yes|
|Cecil P. Floyd||Yes|
|Hubert ( Herbert ) Hobson||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|C.( Charlie ) Woodhead||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|J.( Joseph ) Worsley||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Thomas Roger Booth||Yes|
8. There are 114 names on a framed ROH in the Parish Church and it gives the rank, regiment and date joined for each of the soldiers. 23 of these names are on the main War Memorial, the remainder being soldiers who fought and survived. Unfortunately it was both difficult to photograph as well as being too large to get into one picture.