Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Newsome (St. John) Churchyard
St. John's Church, Newsome, is situated on the corner of Jackroyd Lane and Newsome Road South, with the church's lych gate entrance on Jackroyd Lane. There are 3 First World War burials, and 4 from the Second World War.
One soldier who served with the Yorkshire Regiment is buried in this cemetery. We are extremely grateful to Gordon Hodgson of the Find A Grave website for photographing the headstone of this soldier.
| Private Harry Haigh, 25507.
2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Margaret Haigh, of Rawthorpe Lane, Dalton, Huddersfield, and the late Joe Haigh. Died at home 27 June 1919. Aged 26.
(Additional information : Service Record exists. Enlisted 14/11/1915 Discharged 20/2/1919 Tubercule of the lungs.)
"ALSO IN MEMORY OF
24887 PTE. HERBERT HAIGH
DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGT."
(killed 9 October 1917, aged 25. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL)