Yorkshire Regiment War Graves
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Etaples Military Cemetery
(Pas de Calais, France)
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Etaples Cemetery (1) Etaples Cemetery (1)
Photo : Christopher Weekes (<weebex12@hotmail.com>)

The following information is taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Etaples Military Cemetery contains 10,773 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, the earliest dating from May 1915. 35 of these burials are unidentified. During the First World War, the area around Etaples contained 100,000 troops who were camped among the sand dunes. The hospitals included eleven general, one stationary, four Red Cross hospitals and a convalescent depot that between them could deal with 22,000 wounded or sick.

103 of the First World War burials are of men who served with the Yorkshire Regiment.

One of the burials is that of the oldest known British serving soldier to have died in the First World War, - Lieutenant Colonel Jasper Myers Richardson, aged 68.

We are extremely grateful to Christopher Weekes (<weebex12@hotmail.com>) who has kindly provided most of the photographs of Etaples Military Cemetery found on this page.
Other photos have been provided by;-
Liz Dodds
from Paisley who is the great niece of Richard Allen and who has provided a photo of Richard Allen's grave.
David Pullan (<davidtpullan542@btinternet.com>) who has provided a photo of L/Cpl Herron's Grave.
and
Chris Cosgrove (<trainscpc@aol.com>) who has provided photos of the headstones of soldiers who had previously served in the Yorkshire Regiment, as well as of the cemetery itself.


Select one of the letters below to be taken to the relevant surname.
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Corporal Richard Allen
  Corporal Richard Allen, 917.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22 July 1915.
Enlisted Guisborough.
Private Thomas Nichols Archer
  Private Thomas Nichols Archer. 13421.
12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John Jones Archer and Harriet Ann Archer, of 10, Young St., Haverton Hill, Durham. Native of Middlesbro', Yorks. Died 17 June 1918. Aged 38.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

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Lance Serjeant Richard Bartley
  Lance Serjeant Richard Bartley, 7495.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 April 1917.
Born Bradford, Enlisted Bradford.
Private Charles Beavis
  Private Charles Beavis, 235037.
12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Sarah Beavis, of 9, Victoria Avenue, New Barnet, Herts. Died of wounds 27 March 1918. Aged 25.
Born New Barnet, Enlisted New Barnet.
Corporal Charles Bedford
  Corporal Charles Bedford, 27858.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Joe and Sarah M. Bedford, of Days Croft, Monk Bretton, Yorks. Died of wounds 26 May 1917.
Enlisted Barnsley (Yorks).
Private William Bird
  Private William Bird, 21084.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Jane Flynn, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Died of wounds 24 August 1915. Aged 21.
Born Newcastle, Enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Lance Serjeant William Kenyon Birtles
  Lance Serjeant William Kenyon Birtles, 15874.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Annie Birtles, of Sheffield. Died of wounds 10 January 1917. Aged 27.
Born Blackburn (Lancs), Enlisted Sheffield.
Private John Blackett
  Private John Blackett, 15185.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Annie Blackett; husband of Mary Ann Blackett, of 11, Clyde St., Central Estate, East Hartlepool. Died of wounds 6 August 1917. Aged 35.
Born Stranton, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided Hartlepool
Lance Serjeant Gorge Robert Bolton
  Lance Serjeant Gorge Robert Bolton, 9098.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22 August 1915. Aged 37.
Born Hull, Enlisted Richmond (Yorks), Resided Scarborough.
(Shown in SDGW as "L/Sjt George Robert BOTTON, 3/9098")
Private Isaac Brannon
  Private Isaac Brannon, 13484.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of James and Jane Brannon. Died of wounds 1 October 1915. Aged 23.
Born Ryhope, Enlisted Boldon Colliery, Resided Ryhope
Private William Henry Broadbent
  Private William Henry Broadbent, 33278.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 3499 Yorkshire Hussars. Died of wounds 27 August 1917.
Enlisted Halifax, Resided Bark Island (Near Halifax)
Sapper Martin Brophy. 273892.
  Sapper Martin Brophy. 273892.
25th Coy. Light Railway Works (Royal Engineers), formerly 10909 Yorkshire Regiment. Died 4 November 1918.
Born Leeds (Yorks), Enlisted Richmond (Yorks).
Private James Brown
  Private James Brown, 26694.
8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Jane Brown. Native of Staffs. Died of wounds 27 July 1916. Aged 36.
Born Stockton-on-Tees, Enlisted Middlesbrough
Private John Valentine de Lacy Brown
  Private John Valentine de Lacy Brown, 12577.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Isabella Brown, of Durham. Died of wounds 13 February 1917. Aged 20.
Born Crossgate (Durham), Enlisted Durham, Resided Crossgate
Private Albert Burdon

  Private Albert Burdon, 27890.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Foster son of Alice Welford, of Newby, Nunthorpe, Yorks. Died of Wounds 24 October 1918. Aged 30.
Born Newby (Yorks), Enlisted Stokesley, Resided Nunthorpe
Private James Burke
  Private James Burke, 3/9478.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Wounds 15 July 1916.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Leeds
Private William Quelch Butler
  Private William Quelch Butler, 42260.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Eli Butler, of Head's Hill, Crookham Common, Berks; husband of W. Butler, of Sacville St., Winterbourne, Kingston, Dorset. Died of Wounds 23 August 1917. Aged 35.
Born Thatcham (Berks), Enlisted Romsey (Hants)

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Private James Edward Cannell
  Private James Edward Cannell. 13235.
8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Agnes McNally Cannell and the late Joseph Cannell, of South Bank, Yorks; husband of Maud Cannell, of 119, Stapylton St., Grangetown, Yorks. Died of Wounds 22 January 1916. Aged 26.
Born Tipton (Staffs), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Grangetown.
Private Albert Chapman
  Private Albert Chapman, 3/9099.
9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Emma Chapman, of Old Malton, Yorks. Died of Wounds 25 September 1916.
Born Old Malton (Yorks), Enlisted Malton, Resided Old Malton
Private William Henry Chester
  Private William Henry Chester, 36276.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 22514 East Yorkshire Regt. Died of Wounds 3 April 1917.
Born Hull, Enlisted Hull
Private Walter Henry Clappison
  Private Walter Henry Clappison, 23399.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Emily Ada and the late James Andrew Clappison; husband of Ethel May Clappison, of 3, Henry's Terrace, West Parade, Hull. Native of Hull. Died of Wounds 7 March 1917. Aged 32.
Born Hull, Enlisted Hull
Gunner Alfred Reginald Collinson.
  Gunner Alfred Reginald Collinson.
305106. 2nd Battalion Tank Corps, formerly 48087 Yorkshire Regiment. Died 14 August 1918.
Born Scarborough (Yorks), Enlisted Scarborough.

Photo : Chris Cosgrove (<trainscpc@aol.com>)

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Private George William Drake
  Private George William Drake, 41227.
8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, Labour Corps - transferred to (374060) 144th Prisoner of War Coy. Son of George and Emily Drake. Native of Cley Tey, North Ockendon, Essex. Died 23 October 1918. Aged 21.
Not shown in SDGW.
Private Edward Arthur Dungay
  Private Edward Arthur Dungay. 2774.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of L. C. Dungay, of Tilney St. Lawrence, Norfolk. Died 18 October 1916. Aged 28.
Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Private John Tom Dunning
  Private John Tom Dunning, 20713.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Tom and Alice Dunning, of Topcliffe, Thirsk, Yorks. Died of Wounds 25 March 1916. Aged 18.
Enlisted Thirsk (Yorks), Resided Topcliffe

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Corporal Alfred Ferner, DCM
  Corporal Alfred Ferner, DCM. 10278.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Hyman and Esther Ferner, of London. Died of Wounds 21 August 1917. Aged 21.
Born Stepney (London), Enlisted Stratford, Resided Bermondsey.

This is an example of a Jewish CWGC headstone.
The family inscription is very moving, reading as follows;-
"WHOSE DEATH WAS FOLLOWED BY HIS BROKEN HEARTED MOTHER'S FIVE WEEKS LATER"
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander John Fife.
  Lieutenant Colonel Alexander John Fife.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, attached to Machine Gun Corps. Son of the late Major W. H. Fife-Cookson and Mrs. Fife-Cookson, of Langton Hall, Northallerton; husband of Mary Aileen Fife, of Langton Hall, Northallerton, Yorks. Died 7 February 1917. Aged 36.

Private William Fishburn

  Private William Fishburn, 3013.
5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George William and Sarah Ann Fishburn, of Great Langton-on-Swale, Northallerton, Yorks. Died of Wounds 12 March 1916. Aged 20.
Enlisted Darlington, Resided Scorton.

Private James Foster. 24742.

  Private James Foster. 24742.
2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), formerly 24521 the the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 13 November 1918.
Enlisted Barnard Castle (Yorks), Resided Middleton-in-Teesdale.

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Lance Corporal Andrew Gardiner
  Lance Corporal Andrew Gardiner, 14764.
10th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, of Sunderland; husband of M. A. Gardiner, of 4, Nelson Square, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. Died of Wounds 8 October 1917. Aged 23.
Born Sunderland, Enlisted Sunderland.
Private George Geeves. 47992.
  Private George Geeves. 47992.
18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), formerly 28960 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Lois Geeves, of Langford, Beds. Killed 13 May 1917. Aged 26.
Born Bradford, Enlisted Bradford (Yorks).
Private Benjamin James Goldie
  Private Benjamin James Goldie, 260065.
5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Wounds 11 May 1917.
Born Eaglescliffe (Durham), Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Resided Yarm.
Private Cecil Dennis Gray
  Private Cecil Dennis Gray, 42337.
2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Bessie Mabel Gray, of Mount Pleasant, The Lynch, Mere, Wilts. Died of Wounds 9 April 1917. Aged 26.
Born Mere (Wilts), Enlisted Warminster, Resided Mere (Wilts).
Private William Henry Gray
  Private William Henry Gray, 240165.
5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Lucy and the late David Gray, of Bridlington, Yorks. Died of Wounds 11 March 1917. Aged 21.
Born Bridlington, Enlisted Bridlington.

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Private John Haddon
  Private John Haddon, 18717.
8th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of C. Haddon, of 35, Robert St., Crofton, Blyth, Northumberland.
Died of Wounds 30 September 1916. Aged 34.
Born West Pelton (Durham), Enlisted Houghton-le-Spring.
Private William Hancock
  Private William Hancock, 29642.
13th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 30769 Notts & Derby Regt. Son of Wilson and Emma Hancock, of Hanley, Staffs. Died of Wounds 29 March 1918. Aged 25.
Born Hanley (Staffs), Enlisted Stoke-on-Trent, Resided Hanley (Staffs).
Lance Corporal Ernest Hardcastle. 36660.
  Lance Corporal Ernest Hardcastle. 36660.
19th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 22515 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William P. Hardcastle, of Middlesbrough. Killed 25 November 1917. Aged 21.
Born Middlesbrough (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough.

"NONE KNEW HIM / BUT TO LOVE HIM / NONE SPOKE OF HIS NAME / BUT IN PRAISE"

Photo : Chris Cosgrove (<trainscpc@aol.com>)
Private Andrew Bertie Harland
  Private Andrew Bertie Harland. 11580.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of J. and M. E. Harland, of Middlesbrough, Yorks. Died of Wounds 20 April 1917. Aged 30.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Lance Corporal Arthur Hawxwell
  Lance Corporal Arthur Hawxwell, 12704.
8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Katherine Hawxwell, of Whitby, Yorks. Died of Wounds 26 March 1916. Aged 28.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
(Listed as "Arthur Hawxwell" in SDGW, in the Green Howards database, and on the Whitby Church Memorial, - but shown as "Ralph Newbegin Hawxwell" by the CWGC!!)
Lance Corporal Alfred Hayton
  Lance Corporal Alfred Hayton. 30370.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Wounds 20 November 1917.
Born South Cave (Yorks), Enlisted Coxwold, Resided Wass (Ampleforth)
Private Thomas William Heffernan
  Private Thomas William Heffernan. 6299.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Catherine Heffernan, of Marylebone; husband of Mary Catherine Heffernan, of 28, Great Barlow St., High St., Marylebone, London. Served in the South African war. Died of Wounds 9 December 1915.
Born Shoreditch (London), Enlisted London, Resided Marylebone
Lance Corporal Fredrick Herron, MM
  Lance Corporal Fredrick Herron, MM. 200184.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Brother of Herbert Herron, of Cliffe Bank, Piercebridge, Darlington. Died 29 October 1918. Aged 23.
Born Kirby Whiske (Thirsk), Enlisted Helperby, Resided Brafferton.

Lance Corporal's Herron's headstone has been changed from the original one which included the regimental badge within a cross, to the one shown here which includes the Star of David.
However, this now appears to be an erroneous change, and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are to replace the "Star of David" headstone with one that has the broad cross containing the regimental badge.
(Ref : David Pullan <davidtpullan542@btinternet.com>)
Private Joseph Edward Husband
  Private Joseph Edward Husband. 25008.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Edward and Mary A. D. Husband, of 14, Wilton St., Redcar. Died of wounds 16 April 1918. Aged 21.
Born Redcar (Yorks), Enlisted Redcar

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Private Frederick Ireland. 34921.
  Private Frederick Ireland. 34921.
9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 2361 the Yorkshire Regiment. Grandson of Annie Ireland, of II, Elder St., Scarborough, Yorks. Killed 19 October 1916. Aged 20.
Enlisted Scarborough.

"THOSE WE LOVE NEVER DIE"

Photo : Chris Cosgrove (<trainscpc@aol.com>)

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Private Rudolph Arnold Jackson
  Private Rudolph Arnold Jackson. 14328.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Ralph and Priscilla Jackson, of Allen Croft, Birkenshaw, Yorks. Died of wounds 26 October 1915. Aged 28.
Born Allen Croft (Bradford), Enlisted Bradford, Resided Birkenshaw (Bradford)
Private William Jefferson
  Private William Jefferson. - see Private Leonard Russell Waters (below)
Corporal Harry Johnson
  Corporal Harry Johnson. 2473.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Annie Johnson, of 166, Borough Rd., Middlesbrough, Yorks, late of Stokesley, Yorks. Died of wounds 21 September 1916. Aged 27.
Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Levenside (Stokesley)

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Private Ernest Kemp
  Private Ernest Kemp. 33166.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 12740 Royal West Kent Regt. Son of George and Sarah Kemp, of Wouldham, Kent. Died of wounds 20 October 1917. Aged 35.
Born Wouldham (Kent), Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Wouldham (Kent)
Lance Corporal Andrew Kerwin
  Lance Corporal Andrew Kerwin. 14439.
9th Battalion Yorkshire Regimen. Son of Jeremiah James and Annie Kerwin; husband of Esther Kerwin, of 33, Lumsden's Yard, Crossgate, Durham. Native of Durham. Died of wounds 7 October 1916. Aged 35.
Born Lanchester, Enlisted Durham, Resided Crossgate
(SDGW gives date of death as 17 October 1916)
Private Patrick Kinsella.
  Private Patrick Kinsella. 16241.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 February 1917.
Born Dublin, Enlisted Sunderland, Resided Dublin

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Private Herbert Laycock
  Private Herbert Laycock. 22893.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Rose Minnie Laycock, of 23, Wainfleet Avenue, Cottingham, Yorks. Native of Castleford, Yorks. Died of wounds 23 April 1917. Aged 25.
Born Castleford, Enlisted Castleford, Resided Glass Houghton (Castleford)
Private John Robert Leeks
  Private John Robert Leeks. 2682.
4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Margaret Leeks, of 1, Dixon St., Brotton, Yorks. Died of wounds 20 September 1915. Aged 29.
Enlisted Skelton (Yorks), Resided Brotton.
Private Robert Longstaff. 36681.
  Private Robert Longstaff. 36681.
19th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 25241 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 22 October 1916.
Born Stockton (Co Durham), Enlisted Middlesbrough (Yorks).

Photo : Chris Cosgrove (<trainscpc@aol.com>)
Private Henry Lord
  Private Henry Lord. 38851.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lord, of Burnley; husband of Margaret A. Lord, of Lancashire Ghyll, Foulridge, Lancs. Died of wounds 22 April 1917. Aged 32.
Born Burnley, Enlisted Nelson
Private David Lunam
  Private David Lunam. 33855.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 02891 RASC. Died of wounds 27 March 1918.
Born Kelso (Roxborough), Enlisted Galashiels, Resided Earlston (Berwickshire)

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2nd Lieutenant James Margerrison
  2nd Lieutenant James Margerrison.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Attached 150 T M B). Son of James and Elizabeth Margerrison, of Matlock, Derbyshire. Died of wounds 14 April 1918. Aged 28.
Private Frederick George Marshall
  Private Frederick George Marshall. 33946.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 2412 Army Veterinary Corps. Husband of Priscilla Marshall, of 11, Belch's Cottages, Bath Rd., Harlington, Middx. Died of wounds 26 March 1918.
Born Harmonsworth (Hounslow), Enlisted Hounslow, Resided Harlington (Mddx)
Private Arthur Lancelot Mason
  Private Arthur Lancelot Mason. 201358.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Jane Mason, of 16, Parliament St., Stockton-on-Tees. Died of wounds 15 April 1918. Aged 20.
Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Stockton.
Private John Matthews
  Private John Matthews. 8637.
8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Harriett Matthews, of Oxford St., South Bank, Yorks; husband of M. A. Matthews, of 18, Lowe St., Middlesbrough, Yorks. Died of wounds 15 June 1915. Aged 35.
Born South Bank (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Private William Mathers
  Private William Mathers. 25657.
2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Ellen Mathers, of 18, Isle Lane, Holbeck, Leeds. Died of wounds 14 February 1917. Aged 27.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Leeds.
Major Tom Illingworth Mitchell
  Major Tom Illingworth Mitchell.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Tom Mitchell and Marion Illingworth Illingworth (sic), his wife, of The Park, Eccleshill, Yorks. Enlisted in (Public Schools) 24th Bn. Middlesex Regt. in 1914. Died of wounds 12 April 1918. Aged 33.
Corporal Albert Murkin
  Corporal Albert Murkin. 23589.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Brother of Charles Murkin, of 75, Thornton St., North Ormesby, Yorks. Died of wounds 25 November 1917.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.

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Private Henry Newby
  Private Henry Newby. 2133.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Sarah Jane Newby, of Scarborough, Yorks. Died of wounds 21 September 1916. Aged 23.
Born Bridlington, Enlisted Bridlington.
Private George Herbert Noble
  Private George Herbert Noble. 235066.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William Michael and Sarah Noble; husband of Annie Noble, of 3, Lyndhurst Rd., Luton, Beds. Native of Wellingborough, Northants. Died of wounds 29 April 1917. Aged 40.
Born Wellingborough, Enlisted Luton.

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Private George Parker
  Private George Parker. 20733.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Emily Parker, of 31, Raincliffe Grove, York Rd., Leeds. Died of wounds 28 October 1916. Aged 20.
Born Leeds Enlisted Leeds.
Bandsman Alan Parkinson
  Bandsman Alan Parkinson. 68.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of E. M. Parkinson, of 32, St. Mary's Walk, Scarborough. Died of wounds 28 April 1916. Aged 37.
Born Scarborough, Enlisted Scarborough.
Private Robert Parsons
  Private Robert Parsons. 3/7308.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Elizabeth Parsons, of Middlesbrough. Died of wounds 20 May 1918. Aged 26.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Private Artis Robert Pearson
  Private Artis Robert Pearson. 23354.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Daniel William and Emma Artis Pearson, of Oulton Rd., Lowestoft, Suffolk. Died of wounds 14 October 1916. Aged 21.
Born Blunderston (Suffolk), Enlisted Thirsk, Resided Lowestoft.
Private Oliver Perkins
  Private Oliver Perkins. 41783.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 184992 RFA. Son of Mrs. F. Perkins, of Stone Row, Greenhill, Sheffield. Died of wounds 15 April 1918. Aged 21.
Born Norton (Derby), Enlisted Sheffield.
Private George Pittock
  Private George Pittock. 42437.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 163856 RFA. Husband of B. Stanley, of 21, Gardner St., Southern Cross, Sussex. Died of wounds 16 April 1917. Aged 34.
Born Brighton, Enlisted Hove, Resided Portslade (Sussex).
Private Arthur Postgate
  Private Arthur Postgate. 27952.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mary and the late Matthew Postgate, of Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorks. Died of wounds 17 November 1916. Aged 32.
Born Thornaby-on-Tees, Enlisted Stockton.
Private Thomas Powers
  Private Thomas Powers. 46413.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 January 1918.
Born Sunderland, Enlisted Sunderland.
Private Frederick Pywell
  Private Frederick Pywell. 33352.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 4216 Suffolk Regt. Son of John and Martha Pywell, of Buckden, Huntingdon; husband of Florence E. Pywell, of Norton, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Died of wounds 10 May 1918. Aged 36.
Born Buckton (Hunts), Enlisted Ipswich, Resided Birstall.
(SDGW gives Regimental No as 33552).

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Lance Corporal Thomas George Raper
  Lance Corporal Thomas George Raper.
27878. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Jane A. and the late Thomas Raper, of Northallerton, Yorks. Died of wounds 27 April 1917. Aged 19.
Born Leeming Bar (Yorks), Enlisted Northallerton, Resided East Harlsey.
Private Maurice Riley. 28303.
  Private Maurice Riley. 28303.
7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 23736 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 5 June 1917.
Born Stanningley (Yorks), Enlisted Leeds.
Private John Henry Robson, MM. 76008.
  Private John Henry Robson, MM. 76008.
Tank Corps, formerly 8055 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Joseph and Mary Jane Robson, of Middlesbrough, Yorks. Died 26 June 1916. Aged 26.
Born Middlesbrough (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Lance Corporal Edward Rooney
  Private Edwin Rooney. 13382.
9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Mary Rooney, of 21, Cross St., Middlesbrough, Yorks. Died of wounds 31 October 1917.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
(Shown in SDGW as "Lance Corporal, but "Private" in CWGC register and GH Gazette database)
Corporal William Knox Roper.
  Corporal William Knox Roper. 14001.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Frederick Arthur Knox Roper and Maggie Knox Roper; husband of C. K. Roper, of 24, Pump Row, Waterloo, Usworth Colliery, Co. Durham. Died of wounds 5 July 1916. Aged 23.
Born Sedgfield (Durham), Enlisted Washington, Resided Usworth (Durham).

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Private F William Scarlett
  Private F William Scarlett. 33326.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 3804 Suffolk Regt. Died of wounds 2 November 1916.
Enlisted Ipswich.
Private Thomas Scott
  Private Thomas Scott. 28582.
12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of James Scott, of 177, Kirk St., Newcastle-on-Tyne. Died of wounds 21 April 1918.
Born Bishop Auckland, Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Resided Byker (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
Private John Thomas Selby
  Private John Thomas Selby. 29177.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 April 1918.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Leeds, Resided Hunslet
Private Edmund Henry Skipp.
  Private Edmund Henry Skipp. 26683.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Emma Skipp, of 60, Hume St., Stockton-on-Tees. Died of wounds 3 March 1917. Aged 28.
Born Stockton, Enlisted Stockton, Resided Stockton-on-Tees.
Private John Fred Smith
  Private John Fred Smith. 39198.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Jonah and Margaret Smith, of South Shields; husband of A. R. Smith, of 39, Erskine Rd., South Shields. Died of wounds 3 June 1917. Aged 36.
Born South Shields, Enlisted South Shields.
Lance Corporal Paul Smith
  Lance Corporal Paul Smith. 20627.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, of 54, Monkland St., Middlesbrough, Yorks. Native of Sunderland. Died of wounds 14 February 1916. Aged 19.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Private Thomas Smith
  Private Thomas Smith. 8675.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed between 19 and 20 May 1918.
Born Blackhill (Consett, Durham), Enlisted Middlesbrough.
(SDGW Gives Regimental No as 3/8075)
Private James Frederick Steer
  Private James Frederick Steer. 9932.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Steer, of 215, Long Lane, Bermondsey, London. Born at Lambeth, London. Died of wounds 10 July 1915. Aged 20.
Born Holborn (London), Enlisted London, Resided Bermondsey.
Private David Stephenson
  Private David Stephenson. 1485.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Annie Elizabeth Stephenson, of Old Malton, Malton, Yorks. Died of wounds 20 October 1916. Aged 21.
Born Old Malton (Yorks), Enlisted Malton, Resided Norton (Malton).
Private Walter Percy Stokes
  Private Walter Percy Stokes. 242988.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to Labour Corps (Reg. No 382862). Son of Walter Ernest and Jane Elizabeth Stokes, of 107, Russell St., Moss Side, Manchester. Died 20 November 1917. Aged 31.
Born Manchester, Enlisted Manchester, Resided Moss Side (Manchester).
Private Thomas Stone
  Private Thomas Stone. 47875.
12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 163705 RFA. Son of Joseph Stone, of Exeter; husband of Norah Stone (now Allnutt), of 28, Marmion Rd., Clapham, London. Died of wounds 15 December 1917. Aged 31.
Born Exeter, Enlisted Barnstaple.
Private Harry Suffell.
  Private Harry Suffell. 24421.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Harry Suffell, of 14, Duke of York St., Middlesbrough, Yorks. Born at Mount St., Middlesbrough. Died of wounds 14 October 1915. Aged 22.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Private George Edric Swaine. 49869.
  Private George Edric Swaine. 49869.
7th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment), formerly 29128 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George Henry and Sarah Ann Swaine. Native of Bradford, Yorks. Killed 14 April 1918. Aged 34.
Born Bradford (Yorks), Enlisted Bradford, Resided Bradford.

(Name incorrectly spelled as "Swain" on the headstone).

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2nd Lieutenant William Bruce Taylor
  2nd Lieutenant William Bruce Taylor.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Dr. and Mrs. D. M. Taylor, of Green Lane Hall, Shelf, Yorks. Died of wounds 17 April 1917. Aged 20.
Private William Turner. 250689.
  Private William Turner. 250689.
6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, formerly 28618 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of James and Betsy Turner, of Linton-on-Ouse; husband of E. Turner, of Linton-on-Ouse, nr. York. Killed 29 April 1917. Aged 42.
Born Linton-on-Ouse (Yorks), Enlisted Tollerton (Yorks), Resided Linton-on-Ouse.

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Private John Vance
  Private John Vance. 19725.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Vance, of 5, Moor Row, Kelloe, Co. Durham. Died 24 September 1917. Aged 21.
Born Kelloe, Enlisted Ferryhill, Resided Kelloe.

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Private Leonard Russell Waters
  Private Leonard Russell Waters, 3/9035.
9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Annie Wilson, of 2, Derby St., Stockton-on-Tees. Born WILLIAM JEFFERSON. Husband of A. Waters, of 27, Milbank St., Middlesbrough, Yorks. Of Whitby, Yorks. Served in the South African War. Died of wounds on 30 October 1916. Aged 43.
Born Whitby (Yorks), Enlisted Stockton, Resided Middlesbrough.

Real name, Private William Jefferson, 3/9035. 9th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Details as above.
Private George Westerdale
  Private George Westerdale. 36247.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 9/22094 Est Yorkshire Regt. Son of Thomas Graves Westerdale and Sarah Ellen Westerdale, of Stoneferry, Hull; husband of Eliza Westerdale (now Parkinson), of Thorne Cottage, Hull Rd., Hessle, Yorks. Died 6 December 1916. Aged 23.
Born Hull, Enlisted Hull.
Private Walter Frederick Mildmay Wheeler
  Private Walter Frederick Mildmay Wheeler. 33359.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 4404 Suffolk Regt. Died 18 January 1917.
Born Mildmay Park (London), Enlisted Ipswich.
Private Edmund Revell White
  Private Edmund Revell White. 243475.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Sarah White, of Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire; husband of C. White, of Delph Cottage, Repton, Derby. Served in the South African campaign. Died 7 January 1918. Aged 41.
Born Ashover (Derby), Enlisted Ashover.
Corporal Watson Emerson Whitfield
  Corporal Watson Emerson Whitfield. 12512.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. (served as EMERSON). Son of Isabella Whitfield, of Reservoir House, Sacriston, Co. Durham, and the late Thomas Emerson. Died of wounds 10 October 1916. Aged 21.
Born Consett (Durham), Enlisted Durham, Resided Sacriston.
(SDGW gives Regimental No as 12572)
Private Thomas Williams
  Private Thomas Williams. 41708.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 160571 RFA. Son of Edward and Jane Williams, of Glanrhyd, Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire; husband of Elizabeth Jones (formerly Williams), of Hendy, Dolanog, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire. Died 24 January 1917. Aged 32.
Born Llanbrynmair, Enlisted Llanfyllin.
Private Ernest Harker Wilson. 35671.
  Private Ernest Harker Wilson. 35671.
10th Battalion King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), formerly 30496 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Frances Wilson, of Ravensworth, Richmond, Yorks. Native of Ravensworth. Killed 9 November 1917. Aged 20.
Born Whaston (Yorks), Enlisted Richmond.

"LOVINGLY REMEMBERED BY
FATHER, MOTHER
BROTHER AND SISTER
TILL WE MEET AGAIN"

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Private Albert Wooton
  Private Albert Wooton. 235266.
12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 27 March 1918.
Born Tempsford (Beds), Enlisted Biggleswade, Resided Tempsford.
Private Benjamin Alfred Wyer
  Private Benjamin Alfred Wyer. 241865.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Lucy Wyer, of Norfolk; husband of Emily Louisa Wyer, of Hindringham, Walsingham, Norfolk. Died of wounds 14 November 1917. Aged 37.
Born Fierd Dalling (Norfolk), Enlisted Cromer, Resided Hindringham (Norfolk).
Serjeant R C Wynn
  Serjeant R C Wynn. 20955.
12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to Labour Corps (CSM 340210, 17th Coy). Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Wynn; husband of Maud Mary Wynn, of 24, Pease St., Eastbourne, Darlington. Native of Walton, Liverpool. Died 9 August 1919.
Aged 27.
(No record in SDGW)

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  Rifleman George Yates. 589062.
17th Battalion (posted to 2nd Battalion) London Regiment, formerly 4553 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Anthony and Mary Ann Yates; husband of Mary Hilda Yates, of Rose Bud Place, Sleights, York. Native of Old Malton, Yorks. Killed 16 May 1918. Aged 34.
Enlisted Saltburn, Resided Sleights.

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Lieutenant Colonel Jasper Myers Richardson
  Lieutenant Colonel Jasper Myers Richardson
Agricultural Officer, Royal Garrison Artillery (V Corps).
Son of Jasper Richardson; husband of Anne Richardson, of 49, Campden Hill Square, Kensington, London. Native of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Died 30 March 1918. Aged 68.

(Jasper Myers Richardson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Q2 1849)

"GOD PROVED HIM
AND FOUND HIM WORTHY"

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General view of Etaples Cemetery and Memorial General view of Etaples Cemetery and Memorial
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A view of Etaples Cemetery with a Low SunA view of Etaples Cemetery with a Low Sun
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The Cross of Sacrifice at Etaples Cemetery The Cross of Sacrifice at Etaples Cemetery
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