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Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery contains 193 First World War burials and 134 from the Second World War. There is a small war graves plot of about 40 burials from both wars, the rest of the graves are scattered throughout the cemetery.

Three soldiers who served with the Yorkshire Regiment are buried in this cemetery. We are extremely grateful to Richard Roberts (<richard@nosnailshere.co.uk>) who has forwarded photographs of these graves and the cemetery itself.

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Private George James Curley

Private George James Curley. 243544. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of James Charles & Hannah Elizabeth Curley of 26 Chester Green Road, Derby.
Died at home 22 May 1918. Age 20
Grave 46613 Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery .
Born Derby, Enlisted Derby, Resided Derby.
(Shown in SDGW as being in the 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment).

(The Green Howards Gazette records Private Curley as having been wounded twice, - in mid-1917 and in April 1918.)

Richard Roberts (<richard@nosnailshere.co.uk>) adds this note re. Private Curley;-
"His elder brother, Charles Edward, served in the Sherwood Foresters. Sadly, he was killed in action five months after George died and is buried in France. "


Private Herbert Horsley

Private Herbert Horsley, TR/5/37135. 15th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Elias and Agnes Horsley; husband of Nellie McLochlin (formerly Horsley), of 83, Barlow St., Derby. Died at home 28 January 1917. Aged 26.
Born St. James (Derby), Enlisted Derby.

Richard Roberts (<richard@nosnailshere.co.uk>) comments;-
"This is the private memorial to Pte. Herbert Horsley. It is in a really sorry state of repair, one of the worst if not the worst I have come across and desperately needs some attention."


Private John Walsh

Private John Walsh, 326097. 8th Battalion Royal Scots, formerly 29638 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. T. and Mrs. F. Walsh, of 34, Arnold St., Derby. Died at home 22 April 1917. Aged 18.
Born Starbridge (Derby), Enlisted Derby, Resided Derby.

Richard Roberts (<richard@nosnailshere.co.uk>) comments;-
John Walsh's grave is located in a peaceful woodland section of the cemetery with few headstones, unlike most of the cemetery. A photograh, below, shows this woodland area.


The woodland area in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery in which Private Walsh's grave is found.The woodland area in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery in which Private Walsh's grave is found.
(Photo : Richard Roberts <richard@nosnailshere.co.uk>)

The neglected state of Private Horsley's grave
The neglected state of Private Horsley's grave
(Photo : Richard Roberts <richard@nosnailshere.co.uk>)


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Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery
Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery
Photo from the Commonwealth War Graves Commision website.


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