Wrenthorpe Colliery War Memorial unveiled

Sheffield Daily Telegraph
Monday 4 April 1921


A memorial to men of the Wrenthorpe Colliery who fell in the Great War, erected in St John’s Churchyard, Wakefield, was unveiled on Saturday by Lieutenant-Colonel H S Kaye, Officer Commanding the 4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. There was a large gathering of workers from the colliery, and relatives.

Previous to the unveiling ceremony a service was held in the church, and the Bishop of Wakefield (Dr G R Eden) delivered an address. The memorial, which has been erected by the owners and workpeople of the colliery, is in the form of an octagon pillar in granite, surmounted by a Geneva cross. It bears the names of nearly 100 men from the Wrenthorpe Colliery who fell.