Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Hull Northern Cemetery
The Cross of Sacrifice - Hull Northern Cemetery
Photo © Mike Berrell (<email@example.com>)
Hull, the third largest port in the United Kingdom, was subjected to many heavy air raids throughout the Second World War, although the Humber was strongly defended by heavy anti-aircraft guns, by barrage balloons, and by ships of the home fleet.
Hull Northern Cemetery contains 279 Second World War burials, most of them scattered but about 50 of them forming a war plot in Compartments 200,201 and 202. There are also 69 scattered First World War burials.
There is also a Screen Wall constructed of Portland stone. It has six panels (three on either side) and includes the names of 56 casualties who were cremated at Hedon Road Crematorium and a central panel commemorating servicemen buried in this cemetery whose graves could not be marked.
In addition, the screen wall commemorates 29 casualties buried in Hull (Holy Trinity, Hessle Road) Cemetery and 28 buried in Hull General Cemetery, where graves could no longer be maintained. There are also special memorial headstones to 7 casualties buried in Sculcoates (Sacristy) Cemetery.
Including these commemorations, the Commission's commitment in this site is 298 casualties of the Second World War, including 2 unidentified sailors of the Royal Navy and 114 casualties of First World War.
There are also 13 Foreign National war burials, including 2 unidentified German airmen and 4 non-war Service burials here.
Six soldiers who served with the Yorkshire Regiment are buried in this cemetery.
We are very grateful to Mike Berrell (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) for his photographs of the cemetery and of the headstones.
| Quartermaster Serjeant Henry George
The Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 22 February 1920. Agede 60.
QMS Harvey's Service Record exists. Although the CWGC has put his name as G H Harvey on the headstone, all data suggests that his proper name was Henry George Harvey.
H G Harvey enlisted on 5 March 1915, in York. His age was 54 yrs.
He had previously served in the Royal Engineers and the West Yorkshire Regiment.
His occupation was a clerk, - in which role he served in the Yorkshire Regiment.
His widow was Eliza Harvey, living at 48 Beaumont Street, Hull. (this was Henry George Harvey's second marriage, his first wife having died.)
| Private Noel Victor Hedges, 20248.
10th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Kate Hedges, of Hull. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Sculcoates (Sacristy) Cemetery. Died at home 8 July 1916. Aged 20.
Born Sculcoates (Hull), Enlisted Hull.
"ALSO IN MEMORY OF
HIS BOTHERS MARK AND FRANK
KILLED AT YPRES"
The photo of Private Hedge's headstone is by Charlie of the Find a Grave website.
Private Hedges is commemorated on a special memorial headstone in Hull Northern Cemetery. The original burial was in Sculcoates (Sacristy) Cemetery, but the graves in this cemetery could not be maintained and Private Hedge's headstone is now an Alternative Commemoration in Hull Northern Cemetery.
Charlie of the Find a Grave website has described the history of the Sculcoates (Sacristy) Cemetery, with photos.
| Private Frederick William Holderness,
5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Herbert Lacy Holderness and Emily Holderness, of 44, Alexandra Rd., Beverley Rd., Hull. Journalist. Died at home 14 May 1918. Aged 31.
Born Hull, Enlisted Scarborough, Resided Driffield.
(Additional information : Service and Pension records exist. Enlisted 13 August 1914. Served in France 10 October 1915 to 6 February 1916. Discharged 8 February 1918 no longer fit for service. Rheumatic fever due to exposure in the trenches.)
"THE SOUL WHICH GOD CREATED
SHALL AGAIN TO GOD RETURN"
| Private George Deplidge Newlove.
3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Fred and Emma Newlove, of 87, Flinton St., Hull. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Hull (Holy Trinity, Hessle Road) Cemetery. Died at home 26 March 1918. Aged 19.
Born Weaverthorpe (Yorks), Enlisted Hull.
George Newlove's name is found on the Screen Wall in Hull Northern Cemetery.
| Private Joseph Smith Robinson. 28325.
7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 24838 the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Ada Louisa Robinson, of 10, Ash Grove, Epworth St., Beverley Rd., Hull. Died at home 21 February 1917. Aged 27.
Born Hull, Enlisted Hull.
"REST IN PEACE"
| Private George Francis Westmorland.
The Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George & Alice Westmorland. Died at home 3 December 1918. Aged 20.
Born Sculcoates (Hull).
(Additional information : Died at Fulford Military Hospital, York)
"In Loving / Memory of
FRANK WSETMORLAND / WHO DIED / DEC. 3RD 1918 / AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO ALICE MOTHER OF THE ABOVE / WHO DIED SEPT 22ND 1958
AGED 88 YEARS / REUNITED
ALSO GEORGE FATHER OF THE ABOVE / DIED JAN 11TH 1948
AGED 78 YEARS / AT REST
ALSO / OF THIER / YOUNGER SON / ARTHUR WESTMORLAND
DIED NOV 16TH 1979 / AGED 79 YEARS
AND HIS DEARLY LOVED WIFE / MARGARET / DIED MARCH 24TH 1992
AGED 90 YEARS"
Northern Cemetery, - a view showing the Screen Wall
Photo : Commonwealth War Graves Commission website