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Part of the Eastern end of Guisborough Cemetery
Part of the Eastern end of Guisborough Cemetery,
with the view just showing Private Watson's grave.
photo : Edward Nicholl


Guisborough Cemetery includes the graves of 8 men of the Yorkshire Regiment who died at home, and one grave of a member of the Green Howards who died at home in World War 2. There is also a family headstone, on which two Smith brothers are commemorated both of whom were killed in the First World War. One of these brothers served in the Yorkshire Regiment.

Photos of the headstones are below. All photos by Edward Nicholl, except for that of the grave of George Hurn which was provided by Colin Appleby (<colinapp@hotmail.com>). To view a larger photo of each grave, click on the thumbnail image for a larger sized image which opens in a new window..

Pte Ernest Balls. 11489. Pte Ernest Balls. 11489.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 9 July 1915.
Born Guisborough (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Guisborough.

Private George Flannary. 200382. Private George Flannary. 200382.
3rd / 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 18 February 1918.
Born Guisborough (Yorks), Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Guisborough.

Private George W Hurn. 200040. Private George W Hurn. 200040.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of L. A. Hurn, of 4, Bulmer's Buildings, Guisborough. Died 14 October 1919. Aged 40.

George Hurn's wife, Lucy, is buried beside him. Lucy died on 22 January 1974, aged 88. She will thus have been a widow for 54 years, having been widowed at the age of 34.

Private Thomas Knaggs. 37513. Private Thomas Knaggs. 37513.
3rd Reserve Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 10 September 1918.
Born Guisborough (Yorks), Enlisted Richmond, Resided Guisborough.
(SDGW has as being in the 4th Battalion)

Private Albert Leather. 4387217 Private Albert Leather. 4387217
2nd Battalion Green Howards, Son of Suzan Leather, of Guisborough. Died 20 June 1940. Aged 26.

Private W Muir. 37880. Private W Muir. 37880.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 6 December 1918.

2nd Lieut A J B Richardson. 2nd Lieut Arthur John Buchannan Richardson.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Col. William Richardson, V.D., and Averil M. Richardson, of Daneholm, Sandsend, Whitby. Born at Guisborough. Died 14 January 1915. Aged 19.

Both parents are also in this grave, - William Richardson d. 1927 and Averil d. 1954.

Close to the Richardson Family grave is the headstone for Charlotte (d 16/7/1894) and Charles Richardson (d 26/1/1887) of Ings Farm, Redcar.

Private John Henry Rispin. 243533. Private John Henry Rispin. 243533.
3/5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Selina Tindle (formerly Rispin), of 69, New Cottages, Port Clarence, Middlesbrough. Died 31 October 1918. Aged 29.
Enlisted Skelton, Resided Lingdale.

Private R Watson. 200933 Private R Watson. 200933.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 29 November 1918.

The Smith Family Headstone

The family headstone for George and Jane Smith in Guisborough Cemetery also commemorates their two sons, John and Thomas, who were killed in the First World War. Jane Smith died in the year following the death of her son, Thomas.

The Smith Family Headstone
The Smith Family Headstone
The Smith Family Headstone

Private John Elliott Smith, 200318. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Jane Smith, of 78, Belmangate, Guisborough, Yorks. Killed 23 April 1917. Aged 29.
Born Skipton-in-Cleveland, Enlisted Guisborough.
Buried FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS.

The Chapel of Rest (No Longer in Use) at Guisborough Cemetery The Chapel of Rest (No Longer in Use) at Guisborough Cemetery
(CWGC headstones on the right are for the Second World War)
(photo : Edward Nicholl)

The Richardson Family Grave (foreground) in Guisborough Cemetery. The Richardson Family Grave (foreground) in Guisborough Cemetery.
Behind this grave is a headstone for Charlotte (d 16/7/1894) and Charles Richardson (d 26/1/1887) of Ings Farm, Redcar
Photo : Edward Nicholl

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