Yorkshire Regiment War Graves
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Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery
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Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery, with Private Barraclogh's Headstone viewed in the centre of the photo.
Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery, with Private Barraclogh's Headstone viewed in the centre of the photo.
Photo : Wayne Bywater (<waynetyke123@aol.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 soldier is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave, in a family plot. Another is remembered on the memorial kerb. And a third Yorkshire Regiment soldier is buried in a family plot.

We are very grateful to Mike Berrell (<mike_berrell@ntlworld.com>) and Wayne Bywater (<waynetyke123@aol.com>) for their photographs of the cemetery and of the headstones.

Where the photos of graves / headstones / memorials are shown below as small images, select the relevant image for a larger sized image which opens in a new window.


Private Fred Barraclough. 27445.

Private Fred Barraclough. 27445.


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"

Private Barraclough is buried in family plot (although he is buried with a CWGC headstone).
Also commemorated in this plot are;-

1. Private William Barraclough, 18123. 18th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Aged 21. Killed 24 April 1916.
Youngest brother of Fred Barraclough.

2. Charles Barraclough, died 9 November 1958 aged 68. Younger brother of Fred Barraclough.
Also, his wife Isabella died 25 February 1987 aged 91 years.
(Charles and Isabbella's grave, - interred ashes ?, is in the Barraclough family plot.

3. George Barraclough, father of Fred, died 15 December 1958 aged 98.

4. Priscilla Barraclough, mother of Fred, died 30 December 1950.

Photos of the Barraclough family plot by Wayne Bywater (<waynetyke123@aol.com>)

Private Thomas Dunn. 6874.
  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.)

Photo © Mike Berrell (<mike_berrell@ntlworld.com>)


 

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.

Photo © Mike Berrell (<mike_berrell@ntlworld.com>)


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>)

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>)