Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Gainsborough (Lincs) Cemetery
Gainsborough Cemetery contains 45 Commonwealth War Graves from both World Wars, one of which is for a soldier of the Yorkshire Regiment.
Peter Bradshaw (<PEBRADS1@aol.com>) has kindly provided a photo of the grave of private Wilson, and a report from a local newspaper of his funeral.
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Private James Christopher Wilson, 3944. 4th
Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Died at home 11 January 1916.
Private Wilson was in the 2/4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, which at the time of his death was stationed on the East Coast (Clacton-on-Sea) on coastal defence duties. A report on Private Wilson's funeral, from a local newspaper, can be read by selecting the small sized image below.
It is assumed that the cause of Private Wilson's death was a training accident, especially in view of the very large turn out at his funeral by members of the Battalion.