Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Copmanthyorpe (St. Giles) Churchyard
Copmanthorpe (St. Giles) Churchyard contains a single Commonwealth
burial of the First World War, who was a soldier of the Yorkshire Regiment.
Immediately behind the headstone of this soldier is the headstone of "the oldest seaman in His Majesty's Service".
We are very grateful to Richard Roberts (<email@example.com>) for providing the photos from this churchyard.
Company Serjeant Major Arthur Eli Huckle, 3/8860. 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Isabel Huckle, of Copmanthorpe. Died at home 13 June 1918. Aged 45.
Born Bedford, Enlisted Richmond, Resided Copmanthorpe (York).
CSM Huckle's headstone (right) in Copmanthorpe (St. Giles) Churchyard
Immediately behind (and nearest the camera) is Stephen Foster's headstone, - see below.
Stephen Foster's headstone in Copmanthorpe (St. Giles) Churchyard
According to Wikipedia:
"HMS Somerset was a 70-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment, and launched on 18 July 1748. She was the third vessel of the Royal Navy to bear the name. Somerset was involved in several notable battles of the Seven Years War and the American Revolutionary War. She was wrecked in a storm in 1778 when she ran aground on Cape Cod, Massachusetts."
So Stephen Foster would have been 64 when the Ship was lost.