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Northallerton Cemetery Entrance
Northallerton Cemetery Entrance
Photo : Norman Cummings (<norman_cummings@hotmail.co.uk>)


Northallerton Cemetery includes 30 graves relatingto both the First and Second World War, including Foreign and Non-World War graves in the CWGC's care. Included amongst the 30 graves are 6 for men of the Yorkshire Regiment who died at home. There are also 6 family graves which commemorate Yorkshire Regiment soldiers who lost their lives while serving the regiment.

We are extremely grateful to Norman Cummings (<norman_cummings@hotmail.co.uk>) for photographing the cemetery and the headstones of the Yorkshire Regiment soldiers who died at home. Select a thumbnail image of a headstone for a larger sized image to open in a new window.

The following family headstones on which Yorkshire Regiment soldiers are commemorated were photographed by Paul Clarke and are shown on the Imperial War Museum's War Memorial Register for Northallerton;-
Lance Corporal James Edward Barker / Lance Corporal Frank Cowling / Lance Corporal Benjamin Langton
Corporal Robert Herdman Robson / Private James Sunley / Private Joseph Wells.


Private C Boyes. 200867.
Private C Boyes. 200867.
4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert Boyes, of 2, Malpas Place, Northallerton. Died at home 14 April 1921. Aged 23.
(Not listed in SDGW)


"AT REST"

Lance Corporal Walter Fowler Boyes. 265523.

Lance Corporal Walter Fowler Boyes. 265523.
24th Provisional Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, transferredto Labour Corps (314307). Son of Robert Boyes, of 2, Malpas Place, Northallerton. Died at home 4 May 1920. Aged 46.
(Not listed in SDGW)


Captain (Quartermaster) F Smailes.
Captain (Quartermaster) F Smailes.
The Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 21 November 1919.
(Not shown in SDGW)


Quartermaster Serjeant William Sturgiss. 265151.
Quartermaster Serjeant William Sturgiss. 265151.
Quartermaster Serjeant William Sturgiss. 265151.
18th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 19 May 1919. Aged 57.
(Not shown in SDGW)


2nd Lieutenant Thomas Swain.
2nd Lieutenant Thomas Swain.
8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 27 May 1916.

"In loving memory of
2nd Lt William SWAIN - In France, 1894 - 1916.
2nd Lt Thomas SWAIN 1895 - 1916.
Thomas SWAIN 1859 - 1935. Emily SWAIN 1870 - 1944."

Both Swain brothers served in the Yorkshire Regiment, and both are commemorated on the Northallerton War Memorial.
The names of two Swain brothers are inscribed on the kerb opposite their parents, William's names is faded.

Photo : Dimitrios Corcodilos of the Find a Grave website

Private T Thompson. 7646.
Private T Thompson. 7646.
2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Jane Elizabeth Thompson, of New Row, Northallerton. Died at home 1 August 1921. Aged 38.
(Not shown in SDGW)


"PEACE PERFECT PEACE"



Lance Corporal James Edward Barker. 36050.
Lance Corporal James Edward Barker. 36050.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Albert and Barbara Barker, of Northallerton, Yorks. Killed 28 March 1918. Aged 21. (*)
Born Northallerton, Enlisted Northallerton.
Buried ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY.

"In Everlasting Remembrance of
ALBERT BARKER / DIED JAN 16TH 1903 AGED 47
ALSO / BARBARA / DEAR WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JAN 24TH 1920 AGED 62.
ALSO CORPORAL J E (TED) BARKER
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED OF WOUNDS AT ST. QUENTIN
MARCH 28TH 1918 AGED 18. (*)"

(*) James Edward Barker's birth was registered at Northallerton in Q2 1896. His age at the time of death would therefore have been 21 (almost 22).

Lance Corporal Frank Cowling, 201714.
Lance Corporal Frank Cowling, 201714.
Lance Corporal Frank Cowling, 201714.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of James and Frances Cowling, of South Parade, Northallerton, Yorks. Killed 21 June 1917. Aged 20.
Enlisted Northallerton.
Buried ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

"IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES COWLING /
DIED 22ND NOV 1941 / AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES HIS WIFE
DIED 14TH APRIL 1941 / AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO
L/C FRANK COWLING 5TH YORKS
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
21 JUNE 1917 AGED 20 YEARS.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM COWLING / 1899 - 1970
AND HIS DEAR WIFE
MABEL / 1898 (?) - 1976"

Lance Corporal Benjamin Langton. 8173.
Lance Corporal Benjamin Langton. 8173.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Fred and Christina Langton, of Northallerton, Yorks.; husband of Hannah Langton, of Fir Vale House, Fir Vale, Sheffield. Killed 10 December 1915. Aged 29.
Born KIngston-on-Thames, Enlisted Richmond (Yorks), Resided Fir Vale (Sheffield).
Buried ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS.

"In Loving memory of
CHRISTIANA ELIZABETH / BELOVED WIFE OF / FRED LANGTON
WHO DIED / NOV 10TH 1910 / AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO
LANCE CORPORAL / BENJAMIN LANGTON
OMLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN FANCE
DEC. 10TH 1915 AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE / FRED
WHO DIED OCT 15TH 1942 / AGED 83 YEARS"

Corporal Robert Herdman Robson. 46129.

Corporal Robert Herdman Robson. 46129.
Corporal Robert Herdman Robson. 46129.
12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 143324 Royal Engineers. Son of Thomas Chapman Robson and Jane his wife, of Northallerton; husband of Fanny Maud Robson, of South Parade, Northallerton. Killed 11 April 1918. Aged 33.
Born Northallerton, Enlisted Northallerton.
Buried CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK.

Commemorations for Robson family members are on 4 of the steps of this cross. Unfortunately, the top three steps are badly faded and only the fourth step can be read with any clarity.

"IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF MY DEAR HUSBAND,
46129 CPL. R H ROBSON, ROYAL ENGINEERS
KILLED IN FRANCE APRIL 9TH 1918 AGED 33 YEARS.
" HE ANSWERED THE CALL""


Private James Sunley. 79987.
4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, formerly 19785 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 25 September 1918.
Born Lintz Green (Durham), Enlisted Sunderland, Resided Durham.
Buried RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY.

"In Loving Memory of
ALFRED SUNLEY / WHO DIED 4TH DEC. 1938 / AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO CATHERINE / BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 6TH JULY 1946 / AGED 74 YEARS.
ALSO
THOMAS WILLIAM
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS 14TH SEPT 1918 (sic)
AGED 19 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR SON / HARRISON ALMOND / WHO DIED 3RD AUGUST 1975 / AGED 73 YEARS. "

Private Joseph Wells. 34805. 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 3977 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Alice Wells, of Romanby, Northallerton, Yorks. Killed 25 September 1916. Agged 22.
Private Joseph Wells. 34805.
10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 3977 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Alice Wells, of Romanby, Northallerton, Yorks. Killed 25 September 1916. Agged 22.
Enlisted Northallerton.
Commemorated Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.

"IN LOVING MEMORY / OF
ALICE WELLS / WHO DIED SEPT. 13TH 1913 / AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO JOSEPH
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN FRANCE
SEPT. 25TH 1916 / AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO JOSEPH / HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 30TH 1925 / AGED 78 YEARS
THY WILL BE DONE"

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