Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Aysgarth (St. Andrew's) Churchyard
Aysgarth (St. Andrew's) Churchyard. There are 6 Commonwealth War Graves in the Churchyard, relating to both the First and Second World wars. Two of these graves are for men who served with the Yorkshire Regiment.
The churchyard tends to be somewhat overgrown, and finding the graves is not totally straightforward. Another complication was that the grave of Colonel Lodge lies flat and the lettering has become quite faded in parts, making it very difficult to read or photograph.
All photos by Edward Nicholl.
The Lodge Family Graves, with that of Colonel John William Lodge on the left
SACRED / TO THE MEMORY / OF / ALICE LODGE
FOURTH DAUGHTER OF / ROBERT LODGE / OF BISHOPDALE
DIED JAN 23RD 1914 / AND JOHN WILLIAM LODGE /
OF BISHOPDALE / SON OF ROBERT LODGE
COLONEL COMMANDING / 2ND GARRISON BATT
A.P.W.O. YORKS REGT / LATE COLONEL
THE YORKSHIRE REGT
BORN AUGUST 8TH 1855
DIED AUGUST 23RD 1917
AND ELIZABETH ....(?) LODGE / WIFE OF THE LATE
CAPTAIN MATTHEW .....(?) OF THE KING'S / .......... (?)
IN MEMORY OF ROBERT LODGE
BORN APRIL 8TH 1815 / DIED SEPT 12TH 1888
ALSO OF / MARY WIFE OF ROBERT LODGE
WHO DIED 16TH NOVEMBER 1860 / AGED 38 YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED AT
CHORLTON CUM HARDY NEAR MANCHESTER
IN THE SAME GRAVE WITH
GRACE HELEN THE DAUGHTER OF /
ROBERT AND MARY LODGE
WHO DIED 30TH DECEMBER 1855 / AGED 7 YEARS / AND
WINIFRED BEAVAN THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 4TH JANUARY 1860 / AGED 15 DAYS
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
CAROLINE ANN LODGE THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 23RD JUNE 1866 / AGED 14 YEARS
Colonel John William Lodge. 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Commanding 2nd (Home Service) Garr. Bn. Son of the late Robert and Mary Lodge, of Bishopdale, Aysgarth. Commanded 3rd Bn. in the South African Campaign. Died at home 23 August 1917. Aged 60.
Private Thomas Spence. 2425.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of John and Margaret Spence, of West Burton, Aysgarth.
Died at home 18 April 1919. Aged 23.
St. Andrew's Church, Aysgarth, as seen from the Lodge Family graves (South West part of churchyard)
St. Andrew's Church, Aysgarth, as seen from the Spence Family grave (South East part of churchyard)