Yorkshire Regiment War Graves
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Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery
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A view of Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery looking towards the Chapel.
A view of Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery looking towards the Chapel.
Three of the Yorkshire Regiment graves are in this area, close to the Chapel.
Photo by Edward Nicholl

The cemetery, which covers over 30 acres, contains war graves of both world wars, the 1914-1918 burials being scattered in various parts of the cemetery. After the 1914-1918 War, a Cross of Sacrifice was erected inside the main entrance to the cemetery. During the early months of the 1939-1945 War, a piece of ground was set aside by the local authorities for service war burials, which became the War Graves Plot (all of the burials in this plot are for the Second World War). The site selected is immediately behind the Cross of Sacrifice, on the eastern side of the cemetery near the entrance.

In total, there are 43 Commonwealth casualties of the 1914-1918 war and 132 of the 1939-1945 war buried in this cemetery.

In the War Graves Plot, a Screen Wall bears the names of 80 soldiers and seamen buried in Hartlepool North Cemetery whose graves can no longer be maintained, 76 being of the 1914-1918 war and 4 of the 1939-1945 war.

4 men of the Yorkshire Regiment are buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.

For larger views of the individual headstones, which open in a new window, select ojne of the smaller images below.


Serjeant Thomas Butler. 27658.
  Serjeant Thomas Butler. 27658.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Margaret Elizabeth Butler, of 14, Bangor St., West Hartlepool. Died 22 October 1916. Aged 38.
Born Sunderland, Enlisted West Hartlepool.

Notice taken from the 'Northern Daily Mail' in the former town of West Hartlepool.
On the 28th inst at the V A D Hospital, Sgt Thomas Butler, Yorkshire Regiment, dearly beloved husband of Margaret Butler. Cortege to leave 14 Bangor Street, Wednesday at 2pm. All friends please accept this (the only) intimation. Deeply regretted.

In memory of Sgt Thomas Butler, who died September 28 1918. Ever remembered by his loving wife, son, and daughter.

In memory of Sgt Thomas Butler, who died September 28 1918. Ever remembered by his mother in law, sisters, and brothers.

"ALSO OF HIS WIFE MARGARET
12TH SEPTEMBER 1967 AGED 84
AND DAUGHTER JESSIE
1ST JUNE 1973 AGED 68"
   
Private D J Hegarty. 3/8369.
  Private D J Hegarty. 3/8369.
Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Margaret Hegarty, of 1, Portland St., West Hartlepool. Died 29 July 1919. Aged 49.
(*) Note Regimental Number adjoins that of F R Allinson, above.

Notice taken from the 'Northern Daily Mail' in the former town of West Hartlepool.
On the 29th inst at 1 Portland Street (West Hartlepool),
Private Dan Hegarty, 1st Yorks Regt, age 49 years.
interment 1:45 Saturday.
Deeply missed by his sorrowing wife and children. Friends please accept this (the only) intimation.
"ON WHOSE SOUL
SWEET JESUS HAVE MERCY
R.I.P."
   
Private John Wesley Knowles. 18743.
  Private John Wesley Knowles. 18743.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of J. J. W. and Adelaide Knowles, of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas B.W.I. Died 2 March 1915. Aged 23.
Born Bahamas (West Indies), Enlisted Scarborough, Resided Lastingham / Sinnington.

Notice taken from the 'Northern Daily Mail' in the former town of West Hartlepool.
Tuesday 02 March 1915
on March 1st, Private John Wesley Knowles, of Bahamas, West Indies,
from pneumonia and meningitis. Funeral at Westbourne Methodist Church, Thursday March 4th at 3 p.m.
   
CSM Arthur George Pickard. 5738.
  CSM Arthur George Pickard. 5738.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Susan Pickard, of 15, Thornville Rd., West Hartlepool. Died 6 July 1918. Aged 37.
Born Brixton (London), Enlisted London, Resided West Hartlepool.

Notice taken from the 'Northern Daily Mail' in the former town of West Hartlepool.
Monday 07 July 1919
In memory of Company Sergeant Major A G Pickard, the dearly beloved husband of Susan Pickard, who died 6 July 1918. Ever remembered by his loving wife and sons.
"Some may think I have forgotten you
When they see me smile
But they little know the sorrow
That that smile hides all the while".

"THE BELOVED HUSBAND
OF SUSAN PICKARD.
AT REST."
   

Private Hegarty's Grave is a Section of Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery Remote from the ChapelPrivate Hegarty's Grave is in a Section of Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery Remote from the Chapel
Photo : Edward Nicholl

The Graves of Serjeant Butler & CSM Pickard Near the Chapel in Hartlepool (Stranton) CemeteryThe Graves of Serjeant Butler & CSM Pickard Near the Chapel in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery
Photo by Edward Nicholl

The Grave of Private Knowles Near the Chapel in Hartlepool (Stranton) CemeteryThe Grave of Private Knowles Near the Chapel in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery
Photo by Edward Nicholl

The Cross of Sacrifice by the Main Entrance to Hartlepool (Stranton) CemeteryThe Cross of Sacrifice by the Main Entrance to Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery
Photo by Edward Nicholl

The Dedication for the First World War on the Cross of Sacrifice by the Main Entrance to Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery The Dedication for the First World War on the Cross of Sacrifice by the Main Entrance to Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery
Photo by Edward Nicholl

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