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A view of Driffield CemeteryA view of Driffield Cemetery
Photo from (and by permission of) the New Zealand War Graves Project

Driffield Cemetery, on Bridlington Road, Driffield, contains 11 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 42 from the Second World War.

Three men who served with the Yorkshire Regiment are buried in this cemetery.

We are very grateful to Margaret McIntosh (<mmcintosh@talktalk.net>) for photographing the headstones in this cemetery.


Private Nicholas Cawthorn(e). 2170.
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  Private Nicholas Cawthorn(e). 2170.
5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Nicholas & Fanny Cawthorn, of 10, River Head, Great Driffield. Died at home 7 April 1917. Aged 33.
Born Knottingley.

(Additional information : To France with 5th Battalion on 18 April 1915. Wounded September 1915.)

Photo by Margaret McIntosh (<mmcintosh@talktalk.net>)

Private Harold Johnson. 23547.
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  Private Harold Johnson. 23547.
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 1762 the Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 4 November 1917.
Born Driffield, Enlisted Driffield.

ALSO IN MEMORY OF
OLIVER JOHNSON
KILLED IN ACTION
8TH FEB 1916 AGED 18


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  Private John Robert Sibcy. 76503.
Royal Defence Corps, formerly 2284 5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John E. and Mary Sibcy, of 1, Skerne Rd., Driffield. Died at home 17 November 1920. Aged 26.

ALSO IN MEMORY OF
GUNNER E SIBCY, R G A
DIED 7TH AUG 1922 AGED 25
HUSBAND OF E M SIBCY

The right hand headstone commemorates
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR MOTHER
ETHEL MAY SIBCY
DIED 26 MAY 1946 AGED 52 YEARS.

Photo by Margaret McIntosh (<mmcintosh@talktalk.net>)

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