Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Torquay Cemetery and Extension
Torquay Cemetery and Extension contains 136 burials of the First World War, 32 of them forming a small plot in the south-west corner of the old part, near a small group of New Zealand graves (a small New Zealand Discharge Depot was formed at St. Mary's Church at the end of 1916). Of the 97 Second World War graves, 50 are in a war graves plot in the eastern part of the extension, the rest scattered.
One soldier who served with the Yorkshire Regiment is buried in this cemetery.
We are very grateful to Linda Lear (<email@example.com>)for providing a photograph of this soldier's headstone
|Private James Gallaker. 30273. York and Lancaster
Regiment transf. to (18061) London District Labour Centre Labour Corps,
formerly 29226 the Yorkshire Regiment.
Died at home 10 April 1918.
Born Bradford (Yorks), Enlisted Bradford (Yorks).
See note on surname, below.
* Richard Roberts (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) has researched the family
history of the above soldier, in particular his surname of "Gallaker".
Richard makes the following comments;-
"There is no record of a man named James Gallaker born In Bradford or anywhere for that matter. However, there are a number of men named James Gallagher born in Bradford but neither the CWGC nor the SDGW list a James Gallagher born in Bradford as a casualty. Also the 1911 Census doesn’t show any reference to a James Gallaker.
The UK, World War 1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923 for James Gallaker lists a Mrs Ann Boyle as his mother. I have looked at the 1911 Census and found a Mrs Ann Boyle listed in Bradford along with her son, James Gallagher. She states that she has completed 20 years in her present marriage burt her son James is aged 33 so clearly she was previously married to a Mr Gallagher. Looking at FreeBMD an Ann Gallagher married a Thomas Boyle in the Sept Qtr 1891 in the Bradford RD. And checking the 1891 Census she was married to a Bernard Gallagher with a son named James.
There is a Gallagher Jas commemorated on the war memorial in St. Patrick's RC Church and there is no doubt in my mind that this is in fact the James Gallaker who formerly served with the Yorkshire Regt."