Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
East Finchley Cemetery &
St. Marylebone Crematorium
There are 75 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war in the cemetery. There are a further 79 burials of the 1939-45 war, 2 of which are unidentified British soldiers. There are also 10 non-war service burials here. There is a Screen Wall memorial, behind the Cross of Sacrifice, recording the names of the 1939-1945 casualties who were cremated and also names those burials not marked by headstones. There is also a small memorial on the left hand side of the plot recording names of 8 1914-18 casualties, who lie buried elsewhere in the cemetery and whose graves could not be individually marked.
There are 78 burials from the First World War, and 98 from the Second World
War, in the cemetery.
One of the burials is that of an Officer of the Yorkshire Regiment, who is buried in a family grave. This Officer had previously served in the 3rd Battalion before joining the Royal Air Force, in whose service he was killed in a flying accident.
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| Captain Walter Gordon Cope.
3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment attached to No 14 Training Depot Station, RAF, Lake Down.
Son of Walter Cornelius & Fanny Cope of Carson House, Regents Park Road, Finchley. Husband of Doris Lucy Cope.
Killed 6 September 1918. Aged 28.
(Additional information : Killed in an accident while flying Avro 504 E1849. Flight Cadet Edward Vaughan James Lyndale Caldwell was also killed in the accident.)
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Capt W G Cope
A former pupil of
C hrist's College
the "Old Boys"
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