Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Lemington Cemetery

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Lemington Cemetery was formerly shown in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission register as Newburn (Lemington) Cemetery. The cemetery is in the Tyne and Wear district (though shown in the CWGC register as being in Northumberland).

There are 25 burials from the First World War and 16 from the Second World War in this cemetery.

2 soldiers who served with the Yorkshire Regiment are buried in this cemetery.

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Private James Nixon. 5/14214.
11th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Mary Nixon, of 11, Ash St., Throckley-on-Tyne. Died at home 1 June 1917. Aged 18.
Born North Walbottle, Enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne, Resided Newburn.

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Private George Ramsey. 45741.
6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of David and Margaret Ramsey, of Benson's Buildings, Westerhope, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Died at home 8 December 1918. Aged 29.
Born Ponteland (Northumberland), Resided Westerhope.

(Additional information : Enlisted 15 May 1917 (3rd Battalion). Wounded 5 December 1917 (6th Battalion), gun shot wound to right forearm. Treated Northern General Hospital, Newcastle. Discharged 12 April 1918.
His brother, Pte. Charles Albert Ramsey, served with 11th Bn. D.L.I. and died of wounds in France. )
(CWGC shows him as being in the 8th Battalion, but his service record shows 6th Battalion)

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21837 PTE C. A. RAMSEY

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