Netley Hospital Military Cemetery
Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Fort George Military Cemetery,
Guernsey (C I)
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Fort George is a fortress on the east coast of Guernsey in the southern vicinity of St. Peter Port. The cemetery is War Department property and contains 25 war graves of both world wars.

Amongst the graves is that of the first soldier of the Yorkshire Regiment to die in the First World War, and to be buried in a Commonwealth War Grave. At the outbreak of the First World War, this soldier was serving with the 2nd Battalion, who were garrisoned in Guernsey at the time.

Private John Lindley. 7719
Photo from "The Channel Islands and the Great War"

Private John Lindley. 7719. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Alfred Lindley, of 12, Airley Top, Huddersfield. Died at home 14 August 1914. Aged 30.
Born Elland (Halifax), Enlisted Halifax, Resided Ainley Top (Near Lindley - Huddersfield).


Fort George Cemetery, GuernseyFort George Cemetery, Guernsey
Photo from "The Channel Islands and the Great War"

Fort George Cemetery, GuernseyFort George Cemetery, Guernsey
Photo : Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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