Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Redmire (St. Mary's) Churchyard
The churchyard for Redmire (St. Mary's) contains one grave of a soldier
who served with the Yorkshire Regiment.
This soldier enlisted into the 4th Battalion in September 1914, was severely wounded in September 1916 and discharged from the Army as a consequence of his wounds in April 1917. He died in February 1919, but his name does not appear in the Commonwealth War Graves database.
All photos are by Edward Nicholl.
||Private John Henry Ruecroft, 2845
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 26 February 1919. Aged 27.
Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Redmire.
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"IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 13TH 1916
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO OF ISABELLA, HIS WIFE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 23RD 1895
AGED 41 YEARS
JOHN HENRY RUECROFT THEIR SON
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 26TH 1919
AGED 27 YEARS
In the churchyard, there is another headstone on which two brothers - who
died in the First World War, are commemorated.
Curiously, however, their names do not appear on the memorial inside the church.
A photo of this headstone is shown below.
The two brothers were;-
Lance Corporal Thomas Russell, P/2584. Military Police Corps. Died 23 January 1918. Aged 30.
Lance Corporal William Russell, 183931. Canadian Infantry. Died 2 September 1918. Aged 32.
John Ruecroft's Grave in Redmire (St. Mary's) Churchyard
St. Mary's Church, Redmire - the entrance
St. Mary's Church, Redmire - the bell tower
The Russell Family Headstone in Redmire (St. Mary's) Churchyard, on which Thomas and William are Commemorated.