Yorkshire Regiment War Graves
Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery
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The Cross of Sacrifice - Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery
The Cross of Sacrifice - Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery
(Note the memorial kerb immediately behind the Cross of Sacrifice)
Photo © Mike Berrell (<mike_berrell@ntlworld.com>)

Military hospitals were opened in Bradford in both wars and many of the 91 First World War burials in Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery were from the 1,200 bed Bradford War Hospital. The cemetery also contains 43 Second World War burials. The graves are scattered throughout the cemetery but it was not possible to mark a small number of them individually; a low memorial kerb behind the Cross of Sacrifice bears the names of the casualties buried in these graves.

Three soldiers who served with the Yorkshire Regiment are buried in this cemetery. One of these soldiers is remembered on the memorial kerb.

We are very grateful to Mike Berrell (<mike_berrell@ntlworld.com>) for his photographs of the cemetery and of the headstones.


Private Fred Barraclough. 27445
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  Private Fred Barraclough. 27445.
10th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Priscilla Barraclough, of 25, Fitzroy Rd., Bradford. Died at home 8 July 1916. Aged 26.
Born Bradford, Enlisted Bradford.

"HE SO NOBLY GAVE HIS LIFE
THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE
IN PEACE"

The family grave of Fred's younger brother, Charles, is nearby.
(Charles died 9 November 1958 aged 68, his wife Isabella died 25 February 1987 aged 91 years)

Private Thomas Dunn. 6874.
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  Private Thomas Dunn. 6874.
6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Michael & Catherine Dunn. Died at home 16 April 1917. Aged 35.
Born Bradford.

(Additional information : Pension Record exists. Enlisted on 11/7/1902 & served in India with Yorks. Regt. Called up from the Reserves 4/8/1914 and discharged with TB on 25/4/1916 contracted whilst in the service.)


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  Colour Serjeant Thomas Albert Evans. 21938.
1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 9992 East Yorks Regt. Son of William George and Sarah Evans, of 75, Rook Lane, Dudley Hill, Bradford. Died at home 8 January 1918. Aged 23.
Born Galway (Ireland), Enlisted Bradford.

"In Affectionate Remembrance
of
CHARLOTTE ANN, / THE DEARLY LOVED CHILD OF
WILLIAM GEORGE & SARAH EVANS,
WHO DIED 10TH AUGUST 1910,
AFTER A FEW HOURS SUDDEN ILLNESS
IN HER 13TH YEAR.
ALSO OF THOMAS ALBERT EVANS,
O.RM. CR. SGT. A.P.W.O. YORKSHIRE REGT,
DIED IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY
8TH JAN 1918, IN HIS 23RD YEAR.
SARA EVANS / DIED 6TH FEBRUARY 1926, / AGED 54 YEARS
DOROTHEA A. EVANS, / DIED 3RD MAY 1926, AGED 16 YEARS"

Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery Entrance Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery Entrance
Photo © Mike Berrell (<mike_berrell@ntlworld.com>)

The Memorial Kerb behind the Cross of Sacrifice - Bradford (Undercliffe) CemeteryThe Memorial Kerb behind the Cross of Sacrifice - Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery
Photo © Mike Berrell (<mike_berrell@ntlworld.com>)