Yorkshire REgiment War Graves
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Eston Cemetery
Yorkshire REgiment War Graves

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Eston Cemetery includes the graves of 16 men of the Yorkshire Regiment who died at home, and 2 graves of members of the Green Howards who died at home in World War 2 or later.

Eston Cemetery contains the Memorial obelisk to William Short VC, photographs of which have been provided by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>) and can be seen at the bottom of the page. There is a Cross of Sacrifice denoting that this is a Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.

The graves are as below. To view a larger photo of each grave, click on the thumbnail image.

The family names on the Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstones are;-

 

There are also several monumental inscriptions, for soldiers remembered on the memorials or headstones of their families. Select the link below to see these memorials or headstones.

The family names on the memorials / headstones where soldiers are also commemorated are;-


Private Charles C Bell. 13737.
Private Charles C Bell. 13737.
Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Ada Bell, of 1 10, Holden St., Grangetown, Yorks.
Died 31 March 1919. Aged 37.

"PEACE PERFECT PEACE"



Photo by Edward Nicholl

Corporal F Benton. 11930.
Corporal Fred Benton. 11930.
Yorkshire Regiment (Depot). Husband of Emily Benton, of 26, Low Milbank St., South Bank, Yorks.
Died 27 July 1918. Aged 30.

"UPRIGHT AND JUST / IN ALL HIS WAYS / FAITHFUL AND TRUE / TO THE END OF HIS DAYS"



Photo by Edward Nicholl

Private William Edward Charlton. 19906. Private William Edward Charlton. 19906.
12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of William Edward and Polly Charlton, of 83, Station Road, South Bank. Died 6 April 1915. Aged 23.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted MIddlesbrough, Resided South Bank (Yorks).

"AS A MAN HE LIVED, AS A SOLDIER HE DIED.
ONE OF THE BEST."

Photo by Edward Nicholl

The headstone has been displaced from the base. To view a photo of the complete grave, see below.

Private Matthew Curtis. 14420.
Private Matthew Curtis. 14420.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Patrick and Margaret Curtis, of 16, Branch End, South Bank; husband of Jeanetta Rose (formerly Curtis), of 18, Temple St., South Shields. Died 1 December 1915. Aged 28.
Born South Bank (Yorks), Enlisted Redcar, Resided South Bank.

"STILL TO MEMORY DEAR"

Photo by Edward Nicholl


Private Curtis is also commemorated on a family memorial, - see below.

Private Herbert James Duckworth. 24997.
Private Herbert James Duckworth. 24997.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. J. W. Duckworth, of 87, Laing St., Grangetown, Yorks. Died 9 November 1917. Aged 24.
Born Eston (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided South Bank.

"REST IN PEACE"

Photo by Edward Nicholl

Private G Foster. 22591.
Private George Foster. 22591.
12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Ann Foster, of Old Hall, Normanby; husband of Elizabeth Ann Young (formerly Foster), of 20, Haddon St., Middlesbrough. Died 2 March 1917. Aged 45.

George Foster's Pension Record exists. FRom this it can be seen that he was a miner (ironstone), and was discharged from active service in May 1915 due to heart problems resulting from rheumatic fever suffered earlier).

Photo by Edward Nicholl

Private Garbutt Hugill. 20810.
Private Garbutt Hugill. 20810.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Transferred to Labour Corps (regimental Number 284732). Husband of Sarah Ann Hugill, of 42, Codd St., South Bank, Yorks. Died 13 April 1918. Aged 51.
Born Bilsdale (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided South Bank (Yorks).


"CHERISHED MEMORIES / OF ONE SO DEAR / ARE OFT RECALLED / BY A SILENT TEAR"

Photo by Edward Nicholl

Private Walter Knights. 20932.
Private Walter Knights. 20932.
12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Nancy Knights, of 85, Queen St., South Bank, Middlesbrough, Yorks. Died 23 April 1918. Aged 32.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided South Bank



Photo by Edward Nicholl

Private William Lawrence. 11017.
Private William Lawrence. 11017.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Transferred to Labour Corps (Regimental Number 617721). Son of William and Lydia Lawrence, of South Bank; husband of Sarah Jane Foster (formerly Lawrence), of 36, Cleveland St., South Bank, Yorks. Died 9 October 1919. Aged 32.



Photo by Edward Nicholl

Private George Moore. 10664.
Private George Moore. 10664.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Edmund and Ellen Moore.
Died 1 May 1919. Aged 24.
Born Eston, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Eston.

George Moore's Service Record exists.
Born Eston, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Eston.
Enlisted August 1914 aged 19 years.
Discharged November 1917 due to GSW in right leg, - compound fracture.
First served with the 6th Battalion at Gallipoli.

Photo by Edward Nicholl

Private Moore is buried beside Private Foster of the Yorkshire Regiment. For a photo of the two graves, see below.

Private Thomas Ruddy. 3/8564.
Private Thomas Ruddy. 3/8564.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Thomas and Eliza Ruddy. Died 6 October 1914. Aged 35.
Born Stockton-on-Tees, Enlisted Middlesbrough.



Photo by Edward Nicholl

Private Charles Smart. 25342.
Private Charles Smart. 25342.
14th Battalion (CWGC) / 4th Battalion (SDGW) Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Elizabeth Burke (formerly Smart), of 1, Bessemer St., Grangetown, Yorks. Died 21 June 1916.
Born Flaxton (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Grangetown.



Photo by Edward Nicholl

Private Henry Smith. 25168.
Private Henry Smith. 25168.
14th Battalion (CWGC) / 4th Battalion (SDGW) Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mary Jane Bowes (formerly Smith), of 5, Laing St., Grangetown, Yorks. Died 12 April 1916. Aged 28.
Born Grangetown (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Grangetown.


Photo by Edward Nicholl

Private John Smith. 39159.
Private John Smith. 39159.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Annie Smith, of South Bank; husband of Dora Smith. Died 7 July 1918. Aged 38.



Photo by Edward Nicholl

Lance Serjeant Ernest Stott. 10776.
Lance Serjeant Ernest Stott. 10776.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of David and Eliza Jane Stott, of 9, Upper Napier St., South Bank, Yorks. Died 14 October 1916. Aged 21.
Born South Bank, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided South Bank.

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN / THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE / FOR HIS FRIEND"

Photo by Edward Nicholl

Serjeant P W Wanless. 24042. Serjeant Percy W Wanless. 24042.
Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Ann Wanless, of Wentworth House, Middlesbrough Rd., South Bank. Died 4 June 1920. Aged 23.

Service Record exists. Difficult to read, but shows that he was wounded in 1916.

"BELOVED SON / OF CHARLES AND ANN WANLESS / THY WILL BE DONE"

Photo by Edward Nicholl

Serjeant G H King. 4398290
Serjeant G H King. 4398290.
8th Battalion Green Howards. Son of William and Jane King. Died 6 April 1941. Aged 50.


Photo by
Colin Appleby (<colinapp@hotmail.com>, website www.colinappleby.com)

Private Peter J Sharp
Private Peter J Sharp. Killed 1 October 1971. (Northern Ireland)

Photo by Edward Nicholl

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The Memorial Obelisk to William Short, VC

The Memorial Obelisk to William Short, VC
The Memorial Obelisk to William Short, VC
The Memorial Obelisk to William Short, VC, erected by fellow soldiers of his regiment in Eston Cemetery.
Photos by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)

William Short VC
William Short VC.

A biography of William Short, and an account of the action in which he won the VC, can be read on this website.

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The Cross of Sacrifice

The Cross of Sacrifice
The Cross of Sacrifice, Eston Cemetery
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)

The Wording on the Eston Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice
The Wording on the Eston Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)

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The Curtis Family Memorial

Private Matthew Curtis. 14420.
Photo by Edward Nicholl
To view a larger photo of this grave, click on the thumbnail image.

Private Matthew Curtis. 14420. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Patrick and Margaret Curtis, of 16, Branch End, South Bank; husband of Jeanetta Rose (formerly Curtis), of 18, Temple St., South Shields. Died 1 December 1915. Aged 28.
Born South Bank (Yorks), Enlisted Redcar, Resided South Bank.

The inscription on the headstone reads
R.I.P.
OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF
MATTHEW, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF JEANETTA CURTIS,
WHO DIED DEC. 1ST 1915 AT BIRMINGHAM MILITARY HOSPITAL.
AGED 28 YEARS.
"HE ANSWERED HIS COUNTRY'S CALL"
ALSO MARGARET JEANETTA, BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 20TH 1915 AGED 8 MONTHS.


The Morgan Family Headstone

The Morgan Family Headstone
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
To view a larger photo of this grave, click on the thumbnail image.

Private James Vincent Morgan. 11230. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 1 July 1916.
Born Rotherham, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided South Bank (Yorks).
Buried FRICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR MOTHER
ELIZA MORGAN, WHO DIED JUNE 21ST 1901 AGED 42 YEARS.
ALSO
PTE J V MORGAN, SON OF THE ABOVE,
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE JULY 8TH 1916 AGED 25 YEARS.
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"

(Note : incorrect date of death for Pte Morgan on the family headstone)


The Radge Family Headstone

The Radge Family Headstone
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
To view a larger photo of this grave, click on the thumbnail image.

Private G Milburn Radge, 3694. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George M. and I. H. Radge, of Normanby, Eston, Yorks. Killed 26 November 1918. Aged 26.
Buried BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JANE HANNAH, WIFE OF GEORGE MILBURN RADGE
BORN JAN 4TH 1859 DIED NOV 2ND 1898
ALSO OF WILLIE SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN INFANCY DEC 3RD 1886
ALSO OF JANE THEIR DAUGHTER BORN SEPT 22ND 1884 DIED JAN 21ST 1907
ALSO
PTE G MILBURN, 5TH YORKS, SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV 26TH 1918 AGED 26 YEARS
BURIED AT BUSIGNEY LE CATEAU, FRANCE
ALSO ETHEL CATHERINE RADGE BORN SEPT 10TH 1876 DIED FEB 11TH 1944

View of Eston Cemetery, looking towards the WW2 plot. View of Eston Cemetery, looking towards the WW2 plot.
Photo by Edward Nicholl

View of Eston Cemetery, Western End. View of Eston Cemetery, Western End.
Photo by Edward Nicholl

William Edward Charlton's grave in Eston Cemetery William Edward Charlton's grave in Eston Cemetery
Photo by Edward Nicholl

The graves of Privates Moore (left) and Foster (centre) in Eston Cemetery The graves of Privates Moore (left) and Foster (centre) in Eston Cemetery
Photo by Edward Nicholl

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