Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Guisborough Cemetery includes the graves of 8 men of the Yorkshire Regiment who died at home, and one grave of a member of the Green Howards who died at home in World War 2. There is also a family headstone, on which two Smith brothers are commemorated both of whom were killed in the First World War. One of these brothers served in the Yorkshire Regiment.
Photos of the headstones are below. All photos by Edward Nicholl, except for that of the grave of George Hurn which was provided by Colin Appleby (<firstname.lastname@example.org>). To view a larger photo of each grave, click on the thumbnail image for a larger sized image which opens in a new window..
|Pte Ernest Balls. 11489.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 9 July 1915.
Born Guisborough (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Guisborough.
|Private George Flannary. 200382.
3rd / 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 18 February 1918.
Born Guisborough (Yorks), Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Guisborough.
|Private George W Hurn. 200040.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of L. A. Hurn, of 4, Bulmer's Buildings, Guisborough. Died 14 October 1919. Aged 40.
George Hurn's wife, Lucy, is buried beside him. Lucy died on 22 January 1974, aged 88. She will thus have been a widow for 54 years, having been widowed at the age of 34.
|Private Thomas Knaggs. 37513.
3rd Reserve Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 10 September 1918.
Born Guisborough (Yorks), Enlisted Richmond, Resided Guisborough.
(SDGW has as being in the 4th Battalion)
|Private Albert Leather. 4387217
2nd Battalion Green Howards, Son of Suzan Leather, of Guisborough. Died 20 June 1940. Aged 26.
|Private John William Muir. 37880.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 6 December 1918.
Shown on headstone as "W Muir".
From Census records,;-
Born 1900 in Stillington, Co Durham.
Father = Charles, an ironstone miner.
Mother = Jane Elizabeth.
Family lived at 15 Thomson Street, Guisborough.
|2nd Lieut Arthur John Buchannan Richardson.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Col. William Richardson, V.D., and Averil M. Richardson, of Daneholm, Sandsend, Whitby. Born at Guisborough. Died 14 January 1915. Aged 19.
Both parents are also in this grave, - William Richardson d. 1927 and Averil d. 1954.
Close to the Richardson Family grave is the headstone for Charlotte (d 16/7/1894) and Charles Richardson (d 26/1/1887) of Ings Farm, Redcar.
|Private John Henry Rispin. 243533.
3/5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Selina Tindle (formerly Rispin), of 69, New Cottages, Port Clarence, Middlesbrough. Died 31 October 1918. Aged 29.
Enlisted Skelton, Resided Lingdale.
|Private Richard Watson. 200933.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 29 November 1918.
(From the Register of Soldiers' Effects, his widow was Eliza Ann.
From the 1911 Census;-
Richard Watson was born in 1885.
Richard and Eliza Ann lived at 37 Church Street, Gusiborough, with daughter Nora (born 1907).
Richard was an Ironstone miner.)
The family headstone for George and Jane Smith in Guisborough Cemetery also commemorates their two sons, John and Thomas, who were killed in the First World War. Jane Smith died in the year following the death of her son, Thomas.
Private John Elliott Smith, 200318. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire
Regiment. Son of George and Jane Smith, of 78, Belmangate, Guisborough, Yorks.
Killed 23 April 1917. Aged 29.
Born Skipton-in-Cleveland, Enlisted Guisborough.
Buried FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS.
The Chapel of Rest (No Longer in Use) at Guisborough Cemetery
(CWGC headstones on the right are for the Second World War)
(photo : Edward Nicholl)
The Richardson Family Grave (foreground) in Guisborough Cemetery.
Behind this grave is a headstone for Charlotte (d 16/7/1894) and Charles Richardson (d 26/1/1887) of Ings Farm, Redcar
Photo : Edward Nicholl