Yorkshire Regiment War Graves
Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Benwell (St. James) Churchyard,
Tyne and Wear
Yorkshire Regiment War Graves

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Benwell (St. James) Churchyard contains 19 burials from both the First and Second World Wars. Of these, 13 burials are for the First World War and include two soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment.

The war graves are scattered in the churchyard.

We are very grateful to Steve (<stjamesbenwell@gmail.com>) of the St James Heritage and Environment Group for forwarding the photos of the Yorkshire Regiment soldiers' headstones and the church and churchyard, and for allowing the use of these photos.


Private Patrick Dillon. 8359.
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Private Patrick Dillon. 8359.
2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 7 July 1919.
Husband of Annie Dillon, of 87, Norwich St, Benwell, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

(Patriock Dillon's Pension Record surives. He was in the 2nd Battalion which embarked for Belgium on 4 October 1914. He was wounded in the 1st Battle of Ypres, and was captured. He was repatriated as a POW on 14/9/1917, was hospitalised, and was discharged as unfit for further service on 15/11/1917.)

"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"


Photo : Steve (<stjamesbenwell@gmail.com>) of the St James Heritage and Environment Group

Additional information from Steve;-

Patrick Dillon was buried 12 July 1919 in section D, plot 64; Roman Catholic ceremony; Silver War Badge No: 264638; Enlisted: 14/06/1906; Discharged: 15/11/1917.
Private James Fenton. 17411.
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Private James Fenton. 17411.
The Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Henry & Mary Fenton Husband of Dora Fenton, of 10, Prospect Terrace, Scotswood, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Died at home 27 April 1920. Aged 40.
Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, Resided Newcastle-on-Tyne.
(Additional information : Enlisted 12/9/1914. Discharged 19/6/1919 due to sickness. Named on the Scotswood War Memorial in St Margaret’s Churchyard.)

"THY WILL BE DONE"

Photo : Steve (<stjamesbenwell@gmail.com>) of the St James Heritage and Environment Group

Additional information from Steve;-

James Fenton was buried 1 May 1920 in section D, plot 67; last abode: 6, Prospect Terrace, Scotswood; Silver War Badge No: B232895.
His wife Dorothy was interred in the same plot in 1936.

Part of the Benwell (St. James) ChurchyardPart of the Benwell (St. James) Churchyard
Photo : Steve (<stjamesbenwell@gmail.com>) of the St James Heritage and Environment Group

St. James Church, BenwellSt. James Church, Benwell
Photo : Steve (<stjamesbenwell@gmail.com>) of the St James Heritage and Environment Group
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