Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Durham, - St. Cuthbert's Churchyard

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Durham (st. Cuthbert's) Churchyard contains 21 Commonwealth burials of the First and Second World Wars in the cemetery. There are two graves of soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment in this cemetery.

Michael Donne (<michael.donne@btinternet.com>) has provided the photos of these two graves.

  Private John Robert Barron. 14440.
9th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of John and Mary Ann Barron, of 16, Crossgate, Durham.
Died at home 13 October 1916. Aged 23.
Born Framwellgate (Durham), Enlisted Crossgate.

  Private John Christopher Sedgwick, 243292
The Yorkshire Regiment (Battalion not shown)
Died at home 15 June 1920, aged 44.
Husband of Jane Clark (formerly Sedgwick), of 18, Ladysmith Terrace, Ushaw Moor, Co. Durham.
(Not shown in SDGW)

* See below for additional information provided by Richard Roberts (<richard@nosnailshere.co.uk>)
Additional information on Private Sedgwick from records in the National Archives;-

Private J C Sedgwick enlisted at Richmond on 16/12/1914 as a married man with 4 children living at 73 Smokey Row, Framwellgate Moor, Durham. Just 5'3" tall, he worked as a miner in the local collery.

He served with the 6th Bn.,in the Mediterranean from September 1915 until July 1916 where he contracted malaria; and went from there to France for a month before returning home.
He returned to France with the 3rd Bn.,in January 1917 until April 1917.
During this period he received a GSW in the shoulder. On his return, he became a reservist and went back to the collery to work.

Private Sedgwick was discharged on 16/11/1917 from the 5th 87 T.F. Depot as being no longer physically fit for war service due to nephritis. His record shows he was of good military character, honest, sober and industrious.