Friday, 29 August 2014

James Henry Garside 1889-1916

James Henry Garside
1889 Hunshelf

Son of:
James Garside b.1869 Delph d.1924 Silkstone
1901: 44 South Yorkshire Buildings, Silkstone Coal Miner
married 24th April 1889 St John, Penistone
Sarah Ann (nee Downing) b.1867 Sheffield d.1933 Silkstone

Position in family:
Eldest of 9 children 

1. James Henry b.1889
2. Polly b.1891
3. Emma b.1893
4. Harold Downing. b.1895 (see note)
5. Alfred Ernest b.1899
6. Victoria b.1900
7. Marian b.1903
8. Sarah Ann b.1906
9. Joseph b.1909.

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: Tin Mill, Hunshelf age 1
1901: 44 South Yorkshire Buildings, Silkstone Common age 12
1915:  8 South Yorkshire Buildings, Silkstone Common


Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion: 10th Hussars Household Cavalry
Service number and rank: 7959 Lance Corporal
Awards: Victory Medan, British War Medal and 1915 Star

3rd February 1916 aged 27
Buried at: Quarry Cemetery, France
Grave Reference:  D.2.

Silkstone War Memorial

A newspaper report of the time, says:

"He was exceedingly popular in the Regiment, being liked by officers and men, and a pathetic part of the tragedy is that he had arranged to get married when he had secured his furlough, his fiancĂ©e being Miss Lottie Morgan, with whom sympathy  has been expressed."

Lottie later married Joshua Robinson in 1918.

His brother Harold joined the 14th Btn. York and Lancaster Regiment on 12th January 1915 at Barnsley. He had previously worked for six years at Old Silkstone Colliery, Dodworth, and the family were now living at 8 South Yorkshire Buildings

Harold served at home from 12th January 1915 to 27th December 1915 then dispatched to the Mediterranean on 28th December 1915 until 10th March 1916, and then France between 11th March 1916 until 20th June 1916. He received gunshot wounds to his right wrist and foot and was discharged on 18th May 1917 having been promoted to Corporal during his service. He married Anna Macdonald on 9th June 1917 at Sunderland Registry Office and lived at 15 Providence Place, Gilesgate Moor, Durham.

There is an Interesting historical observation about South Yorkshire Buildings and nearby areas here:

With special thanks to late Rosemary Lee of the Roggins Local History Group, and Heritage Silkstone who hold Rosemary's archive of research into the men remembered on Silkstone War Memorial.
Additional research by Pete Schofield

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