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Thornaby Cemetery
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Thornaby Cemetery with Private Illing's Headstone in the Centre ForegroundThornaby Cemetery with Private Illing's Headstone in the Centre Foreground
Photo : Iain MacFarlane

Thornaby Cemetery contains War Graves of both World Wars, with the First World War burials being scattered throughout the cemetery. There are 152 Commonwealth War Graves in the Cemetery, together with 30 graves of German War Dead.

10 men of the Yorkshire Regiment are buried in Thornaby Cemetery. Of interest is that one of the First World War graves is of an under-age soldier, - Private James William Pennock.
There is also one grave of a Green Howard who died in the Second World War, and another grave (a private one, as opposed to a Commonwealth War Grave) is that of a Green Howard who was killed in Northern Ireland in 1973.

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Private J W Dalrymple. 23964.

 
Private J W Dalrymple. 23964.
12th Battalion. Born at Warrington. Son of James Cowen Dalrymple and Margaret Dalrymple, of 14, Wilson St., Thornaby-on-Tees. Died 9 May 1920. Aged 25.


"PEACEFULLY SLEEPING"

Photo : Dimitrios Corcodilos


Private Sydney Alfred Duckett. 3331.

 
Private Sydney Alfred Duckett. 3331.
4th Battalion. Husband of Eva Duckett, of 24, Henrietta St., Thornaby-on-Tees. Died 7 August 1916. Aged 49.


"A PLACE IS VACANT
AT OUR HEARTH
WHICH WE CAN NEVER FILL"


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Buried in an unmarked grave

 
Private James Martin Hampton, 9018.
3rd (Reserve) Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

Information provided by Neil Hampton, <neil.hampton@ntlworld.com>, grandson;-
Private Hampton died at home on 7 October 1914 aged 29. He is buried in Thornaby on Tees Cemetery in an unmarked grave, Section F No E12.

Information provided by Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>);-
He was born on 28 March 1885 the son of John and Mary Perks Hampton. He married Hannah Louisa Lavery in January 1907 and worked as a foundry labourer.
His Pension Records Card mentions that his disease (from which presumably he died) was not contracted on active service.


Private Alfred Illing. 32921.

 
Private Alfred Illing. 32921.
7th Battalion. Son of Thomas Illing and Minnie Illing (nee Park), of 12, Prospect Place, Thornaby-on-Tees. Died 8 December 1918. Aged 21.


"HE SLEEPS IN JESUS"


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Private J Jennings. 25125.

 
Private J Jennings. 25125.
Yorkshire Regiment, Labour Corps. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Jennings, of Thornaby-on-Tees. Died 25 March 1919. Aged 43.



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Serjeant Samuel Musgrove. 21463.

 
Serjeant Samuel Musgrove. 21463.
12th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Sarah Edith Musgrove, of 1 I, Teesdale St., Thornaby-on-Tees. Died 5 February 1919. Aged 37


"HE DID HIS DUTY"


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Private T E Norman. 38227.

 
Private T E Norman. 38227.
6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Annie Norman, of 10, Frederick St., Thornaby-on-Tees. Died 16 January 1921. Aged 26.


"R.I.P."


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Private James William Pennock. 3234.

 
Private James William Pennock. 3234.
2nd/5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. H. S. Pennock, of 6, Edward St., Stockton-on-Tees. Died 11 December 1916. Aged 18.
Enlisted Darlington, Resided Helmsley.



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Private Arthur A Thompson. 5367.

 
Private Arthur A Thompson. 5367.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to Labour Corps. Died at home 7 March 1918. Aged 31.
Born St. John's (Stockton - Durham), Enlsited Strensall (York), Resided Thornaby-on-Tees (Durham).



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Private John Robert Johnson. D/19936.

 
Private John Robert Johnson. D/19936.
8th Battalion Green Howards. Died 13 September 1940.

 


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Private Raymond Hall. 24163656.

Ella and Raymond Hall (parents) are also interred and commemorated in this plot

 
Private Raymond Hall. 24163656.
1st Battalion Green Howards. Died 3 March 1973. Aged 21.

Photo : Dimitrios Corcodilos

The following information is provided on the Find a Grave website;-
"Thornaby soldier Raymond Hall was killed by an IRA sniper in 1973 while serving in the Army with the 1st Battalion The Green Howards in Northern Ireland.
Raymond, 21, also known as Tapper, was serving as a driver while his unit was on a four-month tour and was shot in the back when an unknown gunman opened fire in East Belfast on February 7, 1973.
He died a few weeks later, on March 3, from his serious internal injuries.

In 2010 his siblings, Gillian, Peter and Mike, were presented with the Elizabeth Cross by Raymond’s former platoon commander, General Sir Richard Dannatt, who had recently retired as Chief of the General Staff, the most senior officer in the Army.
The siblings’ parents, Ella and Raymond, had since passed away.
General Dannatt said: “It has been a very important day for me because Tapper was a soldier in my platoon. I was probably the last person to talk to him.
“I feel very privileged to be able to present this to Raymond’s family. This Elizabeth Cross is so important because I think anyone who makes this sacrifice on behalf of our nation deserves the right to be recognised for their bravery.”


Thornaby Cemetery with Serjeant Musgrove's Headstone in the Centre Right, Second RowThornaby Cemetery with Serjeant Musgrove's Headstone in the Centre Right, Second Row
Photo : Iain MacFarlane

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