Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Bungay Cemetery, - Suffolk
Bungay Cemetery (originally the Cemeteries of Holy Trinity and St. Mary's Churches) now belongs to the Urban District Council. It is at the South end of the town. 13 burials are those of men who lost their lives in the First World War, and 5 are for those who lost their lives in the Second World War.
One burial is that of a soldier who served with the Yorkshire Regiment.
We are very grateful to Peter Clarke for the photographs of the headstone. Additionally, Peter Clarke has researched the life of this soldier, and has provided a wealth of biographical details on the Flickr page on which the photograph of the headstone appears.
Private Freestone's headstone in Bungay Cemetery
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Photo : Peter Clarke
Private Herbert Freestone. 4888.
Depot, the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Jacob and Mary Ann Freestone; husband of Julia Edith Freestone, of 6, Castle Orchard, Bungay. Died at home 27 July 1917. Aged 41.
Born Bungay, Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, Resided Bungay (Suffolk).
(SDGW gives Regtl No as 242184; Herbert Freestone not shown in GH Gazette d/b)
(Shown on the Bungay War Memorial as "J H Freestone")