Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Darfield Churchyard Ernest Needham

Ernest Needham is remembered on his family's gravestone in Darfield Churchyard

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Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Lives of the First World War

Grave Location and Inscription:

(This gravestone is near the bottom of the churchyard as you walk away from the front entrance of the church - letter K on the Friends of Darfield Churchyard's map which can be downloaded as a .pdf file here)

In loving memory of Joseph / the dearly loved husband of MARY ANN NEEDHAM / of Darfield / who died April 30th 1923 / aged 51 years / "GRANT HIM O LORD ETERNAL REST" / also PTE Ernest Needham / 13th Y.L. Regt / the beloved son of the above named / who was killed in action on the SOMME / July 2nd 1916 / aged 20 years / "MAY HIS REWARD BE AS GREAT AS HIS SACRIFICE" / also Mary Ann Needham / who died March 3rd 1951 aged 77 years / "RE-UNITED"

Ernest Needham is remembered on the Memorial Plaque in All Saints Church Darfield, he is also remembered on the Middlewood Shrine, Darfield and on the Darfield Cenotaph  Welfare Park Darfield

Ernest Needham is remembered on the Theipval Memorial in France and rememembered on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

BWMP # DRF14/08