Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery

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During the two world wars, the United Kingdom became an island fortress used for training troops and launching land, sea and air operations around the globe. There are more than 170,000 Commonwealth war graves in the United Kingdom, many being those of servicemen and women killed on active service, or who later succumbed to wounds. Others died in training accidents, or because of sickness or disease. The graves, many of them privately owned and marked by private memorials, will be found in more than 12,000 cemeteries and churchyards.

Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery contains 19 burials of the First World War, six of them (together with one non-war service burial) forming a special plot. The Second World War burials number 22.

The cemetery is located between Station Road and Ashleigh Grove in Longbenton.

There is one grave of an Officer who served with Yorkshire Regiment in this cemetery. We are very grateful to Mike Berrell (<mike_berrell@ntlworld.com>) for photos of this grave.

Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Graham Cartwright.
7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Youngest son of Samuel Cartwright FRCS of Old Burlington Street, London. Husband of Mrs J Cartwright. Died at home 5 August 1917. Aged 59.
Born London 29 July 1858.

(From "Officers of the Green Howards 1688 - 1931" : 2nd Lieutenant 1 January 1879. Extensive overseas service. Retired 29 July 1906. Re-enlisted with the 7th Battalion in 1914. Served in France July 1915 to November 1915. In command of a training reserve battalion from April 1916. Twice mentioned in despatches.)

The Inscription on Colonel Cartwright's Headstone in Longbenton (Benton) CemeteryThe Inscription on Colonel Cartwright's Headstone in Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery
Photo : Mike Berrell (<mike_berrell@ntlworld.com>)

Colonel Cartwright's Headstone in Longbenton (Benton) CemeteryColonel Cartwright's Headstone in Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery
Photo : Mike Berrell (<mike_berrell@ntlworld.com>)

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