Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
The cavalry barracks and military hospital at Fulford were both in use during the First World War. During the Second World War, Fulford fell within the military area of the City of York, the headquarters of Northern Command.
Fulford Cemetery contains 104 First World War burials and 115 from
the Second World War. Burials from both wars form a war graves plot, the rest
of the graves are scattered. There are also 15 war graves of other nationalities
within the war graves plot. The graves of more than 50 German servicemen,
most of whom died in the No. 162 Prisoner of War Hospital at nearby Naburn,
were later removed to the German cemetery at Cannock Chase.
The graves of four men of the Yorkshire Regiment are located in the war graves plot.
We are very grateful to Richard Roberts (<email@example.com>) for providing the photos from this cemetery.
Company Serjeant Major William Henry Andrews. 3/9103. 14th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 23 January 1917.
Born Thorne (Yorks), Enlisted York, Resided Lincoln.
Serjeant Gerald Ernest F Brierley (aka Eveleigh). 65552. The Yorkshire Regiment (Depot). Died at home 26 November 1918. Aged 28.
Born Leicester, Resided York.
Adopted son of Joseph & Elizabeth Walker of 63 Walmgate, York.
Private Richard Whaley Thompson. 65511. The Yorkshire Regiment (No 1 Infantry Office). Died at home 29 December 1918. Aged 67.
Son of John and Margaret Thompson.
Husband of Mary Ann Thompson, of 266, Bishopthorpe Rd., York.
"UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY"
Lance Corporal William George Wilch. 65515. The Yorkshire Regiment (Depot). Died at home 26 October 1919. Aged 60.
Born Norwich, Resided York.
Son of James & Bertha Wilch.
Husband of Matilda G. Wilch, of 44, Newbro' St., York.
"PEACE PERFECT PEACE"
Fulford Cemetery, - the Cross of Sacrifice and the War Graves Plot.