World War One Centenary - Farnley Tyas

On Sunday, 3 August 2014, Farnley Tyas village commemorated the centenary of World War One. The Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Ken Smith, unveiled a war memorial in the Village Square, which is dedicated to the young men of Farnley Tyas who lost their lives in the Great War, namely:

  • Private W Johnsey, who died on 14 September 1916, aged 26 years.
  • Private W Lodge, who died on 3 May 1917, aged 20 years.
  • Gunner E Price, who died on 25 April 1917, aged 28 years.
  • Sub-Conductor AW Rothery, who died on 7 January 1916, aged 44 years.
  • Private GE Shaw, who died on 23 October 1918, aged 26 years.

 Find out more about the war memorial's construction.

Thank you

The World War One commemoration service in Farnley Tyas could not have taken place without a great deal of hard work and effort by so many people. We'd like to thank the following for all their help in making the event such a success:

  • Sam Travis, Farnley Estates
  • Jeanette Dyson, Farnley Estates
  • Paul Elgar, Farnley Estates
  • Paul Billingsley, Farnley Estates
  • Paul Sykes, Farnley Estates
  • Stuart Woodhead, Visual Harmony Ltd
  • Radcliffe Developments (Farnley) Ltd
  • The Mayor & Mayoress Of Kirklees, Cllr Ken Smith and Mrs Christine Smith
  • Neil Burnett
  • Clive Cranston
  • The Farnley Tyas Community Group
  • Richard Faulkner, for his suggestion to use the fountain as the memorial site.
  • Revd. Lesley Greenwood Haigh
  • Brian and Charlotte Mallinson
  • Trevor Smith
  • Stephen Graham, Graham’s Quarries
  • Rodney and Keawta Dyson
  • Phil Davies
  • Cllr Jim Dodds
  • Duncan Cleave
  • Ricardo Victor & Claire Oldfield, The Farnley Cock
  • Claire Minogue - Head Teacher, Michelle Osborne, other Members of Staff and all the Pupils of Farnley Tyas First School
  • Ian Fillan and all his colleagues from the Huddersfield Veterans’ Association
  • Sarah Goldthorpe, BBC Look North
  • Kirkburton Parish Council
  • Kirklees Council for their help in the planning process
  • Major John. W. Senior, TD  Heroes Welcome
  • West Yorkshire Police
  • Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass Band & John Lyons (Last Post & Reveille)
  • Lee Griffiths, The Royal British Legion, Poppy Factory
  • Peggy Dodson, Rheanna & Cameron Robinson ( for laying the wreaths )
  • The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
  • David Jackson, Kirklees Metropolitan Council (Flowers in the Square)
  • Joanne Catlow, Kirklees Metropolitan Council, Community Heritage and Education Manager
  • Frances Kaye, Farnley Tyas WI
  • The Carey Family, Hunters Nab
  • The Farnley Tyas villagers for supporting this historic event

And thanks to John Sykes for his determination in making sure that this important event took place.

We hope we've included everyone, but please let us know if we've missed anyone out.



Download the WWI centenary poster