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The Cross of Sacrifice in MIddlesbrough (LInthorpe) Cemetery
The Cross of Sacrifice in MIddlesbrough (LInthorpe) Cemetery
(There is a slight lean to the left in actuality, - the photo itself is correct)
Photo : Edward Nicholl

The cemetery is in the South-West part of the Borough, covers nearly 100 acres. It belongs to the Corporation. The graves are scattered in all parts of the cemetery, and a War Cross is erected. There are now nearly 160, 1914-1918 and almost 60, 1939-1945 war casualties interred in this site.

The cemetery is extensive, and it may help to have the plan of the cemetery to hand when looking for individual headstones.

Some views of the cemetery are shown at the bottom of this page, - parts of the cemetery are now a nature reserve.

44 men who served with the Yorkshire Regiment from World War One are interred in the cemetery, together with four Green Howards from World War Two. Select the link below to view the photos of their Commonwealth War Graves headstones.

The family names on the Commonwealth War Grave headstones are;-

The photographs of the individual graves were taken by Edward Nicholl, Colin Appleby (<colinappleby@hotmail.com>, website www.colinappleby.com), and by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>).

There are also several monumental inscriptions, for soldiers remembered on the memorials or headstones of their families but where the soldier was buried overseas. Select the link below to see these memorials or headstones.

The family names on the memorials / headstones are;-

Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>) has photographed these several family memorials which commemorate soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment.

One Yorkshire Regiment soldier, Private Albert Wood, is buried in this cemetery, but there is no marker for his grave. Select the link to find out more on this man.


Commonwealth War Graves

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Private James Affleck. 3/7225.
  Private James Affleck. 3/7225.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 26 July 1916.
Born Thornaby, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo : Edward Nicholl
   

Private Percy William Allenby. 4481.
  Private Percy William Allenby. 4481.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Elizabeth May Allenby, of 98, Lumley St., Middlesbrough. Died 6 October 1916. Aged 21.
Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo : Edward Nicholl
   

Private William W Ayre. 37989.
  Private William W Ayre. 37989.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George Ayre and Elizabeth Ayre, of Middlesbrough. Died 14 October 1918. Aged 35.


"THY WILL BE DONE"

Photo : Edward Nicholl
   

Private David Bell. 10616.
  Private David Bell. 10616.
8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Bell, of 13, Wear St., Middlesbrough. Died 30 October 1916. Aged 31.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

"A LOVING SON TRUE AND KIND
HE WAS TO US IN HEART
AND MIND"

Photo : Edward Nicholl
   

Private Joseph Roy Bell. 1416.
  Private Joseph Roy Bell. 1416.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Sara Bell, of 34, Gresham Rd., Middlesbrough. Died 1 October 1916. Aged 22.
Born Marske, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
(SDGW has name of Joseph Ray Bell)

"DEEPLY MOURNED"

Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
   

Corporal John Edward Berryman. 204060.
  Corporal John Edward Berryman. 204060.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Ann Barrymore, of 39, Bedford Street, Middlesbrough. Died 18 July 1920. Aged 35.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission database has this soldier as "T E Berryman". No record in the Green Howards Gazette database.

Mark Newbury, <markdot2003@yahoo.com>, a great nephew of Corporal Berryman provides the following information;-
John Edward Berryman of 39 Bedford St, M'bro, a shop assistant (clothier) died at Sherburn Hospital on 18th July 1920 aged 35. Cause of death: cerebral tumour operation performed 13th July 1920. Certified by Stanley Ritson MB.

"THE BELOVED HUSBAND
OF ANN BERRYMAN"

Photo : Edward Nicholl
   

Private Richard Brown. 21064.
  Private Richard Brown. 21064.
Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Matthew and Christina Brown, of Middlesbrough; husband of Mary Alice Fry (formerly Brown), of 1, Nicholas St., Middlesbrough. Died 18 January 1919. Aged 24.


Photo : Edward Nicholl
   

Private William John Brown. 201645.
  Private William John Brown. 201645.
2nd / 4th Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Matthew and Christina Brown, of Middlesbrough; husband of Rose Brown, of 35, Lower East St., Middlesbrough. Died 13 June 1917. Aged 36.
Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo : Edward Nicholl
   

No photo available
  Private Fred Bullock. 40951.
25th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, formerly 29360 Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Harriet Beckwith (formerly Bullock), of 11, Wye St., Middlesbrough. Died at home 27 December 1916.
Born Middlesbrough (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough.

   
Private George William Bunn. 241430.
  Private George William Bunn. 241430.
4th Reserve Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Jane A. Bunn, of 8, Lawson St., Middlesbrough. Died 29 April 1918. Aged 44.
Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Francis Coulton. 26678.
  Private Francis Coulton. 26678.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Francis W. and Jane A. Coulton, of 13, Orwell St., Middlesbrough. Died 11 March 1917. Aged 30.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Cargo Fleet, Resided Middlesbrough.

Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
   

Lance Corporal Robert L Dennis. 9647.
  Lance Corporal Robert L Dennis. 9647.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Watson, of Kirkby Moorside, Pickering, Yorks; husband of Annie Dennis, of 47, Shakespeare St., Middlesbrough. Served in the South African Campaign. Died 1 January 1917. Aged 48.

"UNTIL THE DAY DAWNS"

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Sergeant John Robert Dixon. 3/7788.
  Sergeant John Robert Dixon. 3/7788.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Clara Dixon, of 65, Frances St., Middlesbrough. Died 29 April 1917. Aged 21.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

"SIMPLY TO THY CROSS I CLING"

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private G E Dobson. 32494.
  Private G E Dobson. 32494.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to Labour Corps (398586). Son of Henry Edward and Mary Dobson, of 71, Nelson St., Middlesbrough. Died 23 April 1919. Aged 24.

Photo by Colin Appleby (<colinappleby@hotmail.com>
   

Private Henry Joseph Douglass. 20994.
  Private Henry Joseph Douglass. 20994.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Katherine Douglass, of Middlesbrough; husband of the late Jane Douglass. Died 14 August 1919. Aged 42.

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private William Ralyton Freemantle. 1386.
  Private William Ralyton Freemantle. 1386.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 20 September 1914.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private William Gascoigne
  Private William Gascoigne. 26690.
8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Annie Elizabeth Gascoigne, of 1, Bow St., Middlesbrough. Died 24 November 1916. Aged 20.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

This grave is marked by a small plaque at the foot of a private headstone. It is very small (for scale, see the child's shoe) and difficult to spot.

Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
   

Private Thomas Glasgow. 3/8912.
  Private Thomas Glasgow. 3/8912.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert Glasgow; husband of Jane E. Glasgow, of 1, Victoria Yard, Wellington St., Middlesbrough. Died 21 September 1914. Aged 34.
Born Thornaby, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
   

Private Enoch Grainger. 18682.
  Private Enoch Grainger. 18682.
9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William H. and Mary Hanna Grainger, of Middlesbrough; husband of Sersh E. Sullivan (formerly Grainger), of 47, Barritt St., Middlesbrough. Died 17 February 1917. Aged 28.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

"IN MEMORY'S PAGE
WE WILL NEVER BLOT
THREE LITTLE WORDS
FORGET - ME - NOT"


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private S Edgar Grainger. 9704.
  Private S Edgar Grainger. 9704.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to Labour Corps 182786). Son of James and Agnes Ann Grainger, of 32, Frances St., Middlesbrough. Died 18 August 1918. Aged 25.

"SLEEP ON DEAR SON
AND TAKE THY REST
THEY MISS YOU MOST
WHO LOVED YOU BEST"


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private John Richard Harker. 30011.
  Private John Richard Harker. 30011.
Depot East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 44976 the Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 31 October 1918.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Robert Haswell. 3/8120.
  Private Robert Haswell. 3/8120.
Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John Robert and Ellen Haswell husband; of Jane Annie Haswell (nee Godsman), of I, Bowley St., St. Pauls Rd., Middlesbrough. Served in Egypt and France. Died 23 December 1918. Aged 29.

"THY WILL BE DONE"



Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Alexander Ferguson Henderson. 15489
  Private Alexander Ferguson Henderson. 15489.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Amy Henderson, of 28, Tomlinson St., Newport, Middlesbrough. Died 2 August 1916.
Born New Dur (Aberdeen), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Newport (Middlesbrough).

Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
   

Lance Corporal William Walker Heslington. 265091.
  Lance Corporal William Walker Heslington. 265091.
18th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of J. W. and S. Heslington, of Middlesbrough; husband of E. A. W. Heslington, of 39, Aubrey St., Middlesbrough. Died 11 December 1918. Aged 28.

"THY WILL BE DONE"


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private George Edwin Hogg. 35887.
  Private George Edwin Hogg. 35887.
2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), formerly 60233 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Ernest E. A. Hogg, of 10, Haddon St., Middlesbrough. Born at Darlington. Died at home 9 January 1919. Aged 22.
Born Darlington (Durham), Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Joseph Iley. 242722.
  Private Joseph Iley. 242722.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Mary E. Foster (formerly Iley), of 10, Whalley St., Thornaby-on-Tees. Died 25 November 1917.
Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Albert James. 45681.
  Private Albert James. 45681.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Mary Ellen James, of 31, Dean St., Middlesbrough. Died 5 September 1920. Aged 22.

Thw CWGC headstone replaces an earlier family headstone which had become illegible and was in a bad state.
Photos of this original headstone are available ifrequired.

Photo by Edward Nicholl

   

Private Seth Jones. 243390.
  Private Seth Jones. 243390.
4th Reserve Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 19 June 1917.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Richmond, Resided Middlesbrough.


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Thomas Percy Kidson. 4516.
  Private Thomas Percy Kidson. 4516.
2nd / 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 1 March 1916. Aged 38.
Enlisted Middlesbrough.

(Name shown, incorrectly, in CWGC Register as "Percy Thomas Kitson", but as "Thomas Percy Kidson in SDGW. Not shown in GH Gazette database)

"DEATH DIVIDES
BUT MEMORY CLINGS"


Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>
   

Private Charles Frederick Knaggs. 19550.
  Private Charles Frederick Knaggs. 19550.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Alice M. W. Knaggs, of 5, Lamport St., Newport Rd., Middlesbrough. Died 31 August 1921. Aged 39.


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private William Brumpton Latheron. 20730.
  Private William Brumpton Latheron. 20730.
Yorkshire Regiment (Depot). Son of the late John Tumerson Latheron; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Latheron, of 19, Hutments, Marske-by-the-Sea. Died 9 June 1918. Aged 46.
Born Brotton, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.


"EVER REMEMBERED
BY WHAT THEY HAVE DONE"


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Lance Corporal Joseph Mann. 11951.
  Lance Corporal Joseph Mann. 11951.
9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment . Son of Joseph and Mary Jane Mann, of Sydney St., Middlesbrough. Died 24 July 1916. Aged 23.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>
   

Private Walter Marley. 224861.
  Private Walter Marley. 224861.
Labour Corps, formerly 4072 the Yorkshire Regiment . Died 17 November 1918. Aged 43.

"THY WILL BE DONE"


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private W McCann. 26951.
  Private W McCann. 26951.
Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to Labour Corps (182803). Died 18 March 1919.

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private G McManus. 3677.
  Private G McManus. 3677.
Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of S. A. Taylor (formerly McManus), of 72, Pelham St., Middlesbrough. Died 18 June 1918. Aged 54.

"PEACE PERFECT PEACE"


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Tom A Mitchell. 6516.
  Private Tom A Mitchell. 6516.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Mary Ash (formerly Mitchell), of 72, Prince Charles St., Middlesbrough. Died 25 May 1919.

"ALSO PHILIP MITCHELL
AGED 15 YEARS
THE LORD GIVETH
AND THE LORD TAKETH"


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

No photo available
  Private George Michael Morrison. 9476.
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 8015 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 11 April 1917.
Born Chester-le-Street (Durham), Enlisted Middlesbrough.

   
Private George Okey. 28150.
  Private George Okey. 28150.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Florence Diana Okey, of 5, Cadogan St., Middlesbrough. Died 11 April 1917. Aged 30.

"THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND
OF FLORENCE D OKEY"


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private John William Price. 19368.
  Private John William Price. 19368.
11th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Margaret Jane Price, of 49, Duncombe St., Middlesbrough. Died 12 November 1915. Aged 38.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

"JUST A TOKEN OF AFFECTION
AND A HEARTACHE
STILL FOR YOU"


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

No photo available
  Private John Henry Walter Rankin. 203170.
4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 4489 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Eva Rankin, of Middlesbrough. Died at home 5 December 1919. Aged 31.
Born Middlesbrough..


Private Charles Raywood. 8974.
  Private Charles Raywood. 8974.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Hannah Raywood, of 33, Adam St., Middlesbrough. Served in the South African Campaign. Died 8 July 1918. Aged 39.
Born South Bank (Middlesbrough), Enlisted Middlesbrough.

"NO ONE KNOWS
WHAT THE PARTING COST
ONLY THOSE THAT HAVE LOVED
AND LOST"


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Thomas Henry Redman. 4735.
  Private Thomas Henry Redman. 4735.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Laura A. Sheard (formerly Redman), of 13, Lamport St., Middlesbrough. Died 8 May 1917. Aged 31.

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Joseph Scott. 200353.
  Private Joseph Scott. 200353.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of M. H. and Margaret Jane Scott, of 46, Marton Rd., Middlesbrough. Died 10 April 1918. Aged 22.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

"UNTIL THE DAY DAWNS"

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Charles Simpson. 3/7389.
  Private Charles Simpson. 3/7389.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mary Simpson, of 344, Cannon St., Middlesbrough, and the late Charles Simpson. Died 12 May 1916. Aged 28.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

"HE GAVE HIS LIFE
FOR ONE AND ALL"

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private Arthur Warwick. 3/9621.
  Private Arthur Warwick. 3/9621.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 17 October 1916.
Born Malton, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private J Watson. 20838.
  Private J Watson. 20838.
Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of A. Watson, of 52, Croft St., Middlesbrough. Died 21 October 1919. Aged 31.

THY WILL BE DONE


Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Private William Henry Wilton. 12108.
  Private William Henry Wilton. 12108.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 30 May 1916.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo by Edward Nicholl
   

Family Memorials for Soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment

For a larger sized image of each memorial or headstone simply select the thumbnail for a larger sized photo to open in a new window. Click anywhere in the window that opens to close it.

Bell Family Headstone

Bell Family Headstone

Private Harry Bell. 19522 (CWG) / 8614 (SDGW). 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 27 March 1918.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 31 and 32 Pozieres Memorial.

The headstone for the Bell family has, with age, become difficult to read. The inscription is as follows;-
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN, (POLLY)
BELOVED WIFE OF THOMAS ROBERT BELL,
WHO DIED AUGUST 22ND 1933 AGED 74 YEARS.
ALSO THOMAS ROBERT BELL, WHO DIED OCTOBER 26 1942 AGED 83 YEARS
(LATE GATE SUPT. M'BRO FOOTBALL CLUB)
ALSO HARRY, BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE,
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR MARCH 27 1918 AGED 32 YEARS

ALSO ARTHUR, WILFRID, AND CYRIL, SONS OF THE ABOVE, WHO DIED IN INFANCY


Beniston Family Headstone

Beniston Family Headstone

Private Frederick Beniston. 26709. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Brother of Mrs. Pauline Hunter, of 7, Oak St., Middlesbrough. Killed 18 October 1916. Aged 31.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZABETH
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF JOHN GEORGE AND PAULINE HUNTER WHO DIED JAN 18 1916 AGED 18 YEARS.
ALSO FRED BENISTON, UNCLE OF THE ABOVE WHO WAS KILLED AT THE SOMME, FRANCE OCT 18 1916 AGED 31 YEARS.
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"


Binks Family Headstone

Binks Family Headstone

Private James Richard Binks. 20143. 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John J. and Mary Binks, of 7, St. Barnabus Rd., Middlesbrough; husband of Annie Kate Binks, of 14, Aske Rd., Middlesbrough. Died 9 April 1918. Aged 26.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Linthorpe.
Commemorated Panel 4, Ploegsteert Memorial


V

Bivens Family Headstone

Bivens Family Headstone

Lance Corporal Thomas Bivens. 16830. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late James and Jane Bivens, of Middlesbrough, Yorks.; husband of the late Laura Annie Bivens. Died 18 October 1916. Aged 35.
Born Spennymoor, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF 16830 LCE CORPL. THOMAS (TOMMY) BIVENS,
2nd YORKS REGT, KILLED IN ACTION OCT 18 1916
BURIED AT CANADA FARM BRITISH CEMETERY (sic) 2 3/4 MILES NORTH EAST OF POPERINGHE AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO LAURA ANNIE, BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE AND BELOVED DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ELLEN BELLWOOD
DIED JAN 2 1920 AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO THEIR SONS THOMAS BELLWOOD BIVENS DIED MAY 26 1919 AGED 11 YEARS
AND JOSEPH ALBERT BIVENS WHO DIED IN INFANCY


Blow Family Headstone

Blow Family Headstone

Lance Corporal William Wortley Blow. 9222. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John Blow; husband of Winifred Crighton (formerly Blow), of 70, Enid St., Liverpool. Killed 22 October 1914. Aged 21
Born Richmond, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Liverpool.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN LYNN
BELOVED HUSBAND OF ELEANORA BLOW DIED APRIL 30th 1926
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ELEANORA BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB 8th 1939 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO WORTLEY SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION AT YPRES 1914 AGED 21 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT HARRISON YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 13th 1934 AGED 31 YEARS.


Buckle Family Headstone

Buckle Family Headstone

2nd Lieutenant William Buckle. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Martha Isabella Buckle, of 24, Crescent Rd., Middlesbrough, Yorks, and the late William Buckle. Killed 7 June 1917. Aged 24.
Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND WILLIAM BUCKLE
DIED DEC 24th 1908 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE AGED 24 YEARS
2ND LIEUT 8TH YORKS WHO DIED OF WOUNDS REC IN BATTLE OF MESSINES JUNE 7 1917


Christon Family Headstone

Christon Family Headstone

Private George Ingram Christon. 17078. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Janet Christon, of 99, Victoria Rd., Middlesbrough, Yorks. Vernon Street Cem. Died 1 July 1916. Aged 23.
Born Stockton, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ.

The inscription on the headstone reads
JANET CHRISTON WHO ENTERED INTO REST APRIL 6th 1919 AGED 50 YEARS.
ALSO GEORGE INGRAM, SON OF THE ABOVE, KILLED IN ACTION JULY 1st 1916 AGED 23 YEARS.
ALSO FREDERICK CHRISTON BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED JULY 2nd 1944 AGED 81 YEARS.


Colley Family Headstone

Colley Family Headstone

Private George Colley. 17070. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 16 September 1916.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH ANN BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN THOMAS COLLEY
WHO DIED APRIL 23 1928 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO MARY, BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED APRIL 4 1898 AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE, BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE KILLED IN ACTION SEP. 16 1916 AGED 26 YEARS.


Crabtree Family Headstone

Crabtree Family Headstone

Private George William Crabtree. 3/9420. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 17 January 1917.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commmemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES HENRY SON OF GEORGE & ELLEN CRABTREE
DIED SEP 2 1931 AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE FATHER OF THE ABOVE KILLED IN ACTION JAN 17 1917 AGED 39 YEARS


Davies Family Headstone

Davies Family Headstone

Private Enoch Davies. 32916. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of W. H. and Jessie Tait Davies, of 16, Ayresome Rd., Newport, Middlesbrough. Died 11 April 1917. Aged 19.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM HENRY, BELOVED HUSBAND OF JESSIE DAVIES
DIED JUNE 6 1931 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO JESSIE, BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED FEB 12 1955 AGED 79 YEARS.
PRIVATE ENOCK (sic) DAVIES, SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION APRIL 11 1917, AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO OF WILLIAM HENRY & JOHN YOUNGER INFANT SONS OF THE ABOVE
"EVER IN THOUGHT"


Dean Family Headstone

Dean Family Headstone

Captain Harold Dean, MC. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Elizabeth Dean; husband of Dorothy Dean, of "Rosebery," Goldsmid Rd., Tonbridge, Kent. Killed 5 January 1918. Aged 30.
(Had previously been a Corporal (No 131011) in the Royal Engineers before joining the Yorkshire Regiment. His wife lived at 32 Brecon Hill Rd, Middlesbrough).
Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND.

2nd Lieutenant Thomas Walton Dean. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Elizabeth Ann Dean, of "Thornbury," Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, and the late William Dean. Died 7 June 1917. Aged 28.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM DEAN WHO DIED JANUARY 15, 1908 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZABETH ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED OCTOBER 13, 1929 AGED 78 YEARS.
ALSO OF EDITH WHO DIED JUNE 13, 1883 AGED 16 YEARS DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
ALSO HAROLD, CAPTAIN & ADJUTANT II BATT. YORKS. REGT., M.C. BELOVED HUSBAND OF DOROTHY DEAN
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY NEAR YPRES, JAN. 5 1918. AGED 30 YEARS.
ALSO THOMAS W. II LIEUTENANT IX BATT. YORKS. REGT.
WHO FELL IN ACTION AT MESSINES, JUNE 7, 1917, AGED 27 YEARS.
DEAR SONS OF THE ABOVE.


Ferguson Family Headstone

Ferguson Family Headstone

Private Harrie Leonard Ferguson. 3931. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William Stokell Ferguson and Eliza Jane Ferguson, of 69, Borough Rd., Middlesbrough. Died 15 September 1916. Aged 20.
Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ELIZA JANE, BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM STOKELL FERGUSON
WHO DIED MAY 19th 1914 AGED 50 YEARS
"THE PEACE WHICH CALMS AN EARTHLY STRIFE"
ALSO WILLIAM S FERGUSON, HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED NOV 30tH 1936 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
HARRIE LEONARD, SON OF THE ABOVE KILLED IN ACTION SEP 15th 1916 AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO
MONA L E FERGUSON DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED JULY 17tH 1956 AGED 64 YEARS.


Fisher Family Headstone

Fisher Family Headstone

Lance Corporal John William Fisher. 20041. 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Fisher, of 242, Cannon St., Middlesbrough. Died 1 February 1917.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY


French Family Memorial

The main face of the French Family memorial
The side face of the French Family memorial
The main face of the
French family memorial
The side face of the
French family memorial

Private Robert Illtyd French. 236001. 4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 1888 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Martha French, of 14, Lennox St., Middlesbrough. Killed 12 September 1918. Aged 23.
Born All Sants' (Middlesbrough), Resided Middlesbrough.
Buried RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY.

(Robert French Snr was a Petty Officer 1st Class on HMS "Moldavia")

The inscription on the "main face" reads
MY DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND ROBERT FRENCH
DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE AUG 18th, BURIED AT SEA AUG 19th 1916.
ALSO MY DEARLY BELOVED ONLY SON ROBERT ILLTYD
AGED 23 YRS 10 MTHS KILLED IN ACTION SEPT 12th 1918
BURIED AT BERTINCOURT, FRANCE
The inscription on the "side face" reads
MARTHA BELOVED WIFE OF ROBERT FRENCH
DIED JAN 2nd 1932
"RE-UNITED"

Goodchild Family Headstone

Goodchild Family Headstone

Corporal Samuel Goodchild. 2072. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15 September 1916.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Private John Thomas Hyde
. 20765. 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mary Jane Goodchild; husband of Dorothy Jane Hyde, of 1, Cook St., Middlesbrough. Died 26 November 1917. Aged 36.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Samuel Goodchild will have been the second husband of (Mary) Jane Goodchild. Thus Samuel and Tom (see inscription below) wiill have been step-brothers.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SAMUEL GOODCHILD, DIED JULY 27th 1928 AGED 70 YEARS.
ALSO OF JANE GOODCHILD, WIFE OF THE ABOVE, DIED MARCH 20th 1936 AGED 78 YEARS.
ALSO
SAMUEL AND TOM, SONS OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION
ALSO ISABEL, DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED OCT 31st 1935.


Greenfield Family Headstone

Greenfield Family Headstone

Private William Adam Greenfield. 3988. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Jane and the late Henry Greenfield, of 20, Essex Street, Middlesbrough. Died 12 July 1916. Aged 26.
Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND HENRY READMAN GREENFIELD
WHO DIED MARCH 20 1919 AGED 61 YEARS.
(Space left for wife's name but not used)
ALSO WILLIAM ADAM, 4th YORKS REGIMENT, SON OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED IN FRANCE JULY 12 1916 AGED 27 YEARS.
ALSO SAMUEL WATT, SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED MARCH 18 1899 AGED 4 YEARS.


Griffiths Family Headstone

Griffiths Family Headstone

Private William Griffiths. 3/7680. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 10 March 1915.
Born Port Clarence, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 12, Le Touret Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY, DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF JANE A GRIFFITHS
DIED JUNE 23rd 1932 AGED 76 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE JANE ANN, DIED SEPT 15th 1948 AGED 85 YEARS.
"RE-UNITED"
ALSO WILLIAM, ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE. 4th YORKS.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE MARCH 10th 1915. AGED 22 YEARS.


Harris Family Headstone

Harris Family Headstone

Private James Ryder Harris. 200608. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of James and Jane Harris, of 13, Colville St., Middlesbrough. Died 14 February 1917. Aged 24.
Born Ryder (*), Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY.
(*) He was born in Teesdale, Co Durham. The Birthplace of "Ryder" would appear to be an error in SDGW.


Hatfield Family Memorial

The Hatfield Family Headstone
The Hatfield Family Headstone
The main face of the
Hatfield Family memorial
The face of the Hatfield Family memorial on which Serjeant Hatfield is remembered.

Serjeant Thomas French Hatfield. 16008. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 30 September 1916.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

The inscription on the "family face" reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF TOM BELOVED HUSBAND OF HANNAH HATFIELD,
DIED NOV 16th 1923 AGED 56 YEARS.
ALSO HANNAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 10th 1932 AGED 65 YEARS
The inscription on the "Serjeant Hatfield face" reads
ALSO THOMAS FRENCH, SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE SEPT 27tH 1916 AGED 24 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER JINNIE, DIED IN INFANCY.

Hayton Family Headstone

Hayton Family Headstone

2nd Lieutenant Walter James Hayton. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. E. J. Hayton, of "Falconhurst", Windsor Rd., Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, and the late James Hayton. Died 16 September 1916. Aged 23.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES HAYTON (LINTHORPE) WHO DIED JAN 20 1919 AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO OF WALTER JAMES, SON OF THE ABOVE, 2ND LIEUT 4TH YORKS REGT.
WHO FELL IN ACTION IN FRANCE SEPTEMBER 16 1916 AGED 23 YEARS
AND ROBERT C HAYTON DIED JANUARY 14TH 1971.


Ingram Family Headstone

Ingram Family Headstone

Private Charles Harold Ingram. 23953. 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 14 January 1917. Aged 26.
Born Stillington (Durham), Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL.

(Although the CWGC register, SDGW, and the Green Howards Gazette all show him as "H Ingram", his name on the monumental inscription is given as Charles Harold Ingram".)


Johnson Family Headstone

Johnson Family Headstone

Private Herbert Johnson. 20403. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, Labour Corps transf. to (377045) 855th Area Employment Coy. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson; husband of Mrs. Holroyd, of Middlesbrough. Died 2 March 1919. Aged 25.
Buried TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF PTE HERBERT JOHNSON,
BELOVED HUSBAND OF AMELIA JOHNSON,
WHO DIED IN BOULOGNE HOSPITAL & INTERRED IN TERLINCTHUN CEMETERY FRANCE, MARCH 2nd 1919, AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE WILLIAM DIED AUG. 19th 1913 AGED 7 MONTHS
ALSO BERTIE DIED AUG. 1st 1918 AGED 8 MONTHS.
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE. ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW.
GOD MOVES IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY


Kenefec Family Headstone

Kenefec Family Headstone

Private Edward Kenefec. 11328. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Martha Kenefec, of 15, Carlow St., Middlesbrough. Died 13 October 1915. Aged 21.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Thornaby-on-Tees, Resided Middlesbrough.
Buried VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3.
(Shown as "E Kenefee" in SDGW).


Lawrence Family Headstone

Lawrence Family Headstone

Private Robert Lawrence. 13834. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Alfred and Jane I. Lawrence, of 13, Carlow St., Middlesbrough. Born at South Shields. Died 2 July 1916. Aged 19.
Born South Shields, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JANE ISABELLA, BELOVED WIFE OF ALFRED LAWRENCE
DIED OCT 14th 1936 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB 10th 1954 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO THEIR SON PTE ROBERT (GREEN HOWARDS) KILLED IN ACTION 1916 AGED 19 YEARS
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER EASTER CATHERINE DIED APRIL 3rd 1923 AGED 22 YEARS.
PEACE PERFECT PEACE.


Miller Family Headstone

Miller Family Headstone

Private Albert Jay Miller. 19910. 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 11 April 1918.
Born South Shields, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 4, Ploegsteert Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS JAY MILLER, BELOVED HUSBAND OF ISABEL ROSE MILLER
DIED OCT 18th 1910 AGED 61 YEARS.
ALSO ISABEL ROSE, BELOVED WIFE OF ABOVE DIED OCT 25th 1934 AGED 76 YEARS.
ALSO A J MILLER (BERT), SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR APRIL 9th 1918 AGED 29 YEARS.


Phillips Family Memorial

The main face of the  Phillips family memorial
The left face of the  Phillips family memorial
The right face of the  Phillips family memorial
The main face of the
Phillips family memorial
The left face of the
Phillips family memorial
The right face of the
Phillips family memorial

2nd Lieutenant Frank Stewart Phillips. 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 23 November 1917.
Commemorated Panel 5, Cambrai Memorial (Louverval).

2nd Lieutenant Guy Saggerson Phillips. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15 September 1916.
Buried ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT.

The inscription on the "family face" reads
CLAUDE, ELDEST AND DEAR SON OF
THEO & LUCY PHILLIPS
BORN 14th OCT 1880 DIED 14th AUG 1898
"GODS WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE THEO PHILLIPS
BORN 26th JUNE 1853 DIED AT MATLOCK JAN 30th 1909
The inscription on the "left face" reads
FRANK STEWART PHILLIPS
2ND LIEUT YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
23rd NOV 1917 AGED 26 YEARS
DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
ELSIE PHILLIPS
& DEVOTED YOUNGEST SON OF MRS THEO PHILLIPS
The inscription on the "right face" reads
GUY SAGGERSON PHILLIPS
2ND LIEUT 5th YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
FELL IN ACTION IN FRANCE
16th SEP 1916 AGED 34 YEARS
DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
EFFIE PHILLIPS
AND BELOVED SON OF MRS THEO AND THE LATE THEO PHILLIPS

Roberts Family Headstone

Roberts Family Headstone

Lance Corporal Thomas Roberts. 11213. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Richard and Hannah E. Roberts, of 84, Wicklow St., Middlesbrough. Died 22 August 1915. Aged 23.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, Helles Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS (TOM) ROBERTS, 11213 6th YORKS REGT.
REPORTED MISSING AT THE DARDANELLES AUG 21st 1915 AND PRESUMED KILLED ON THAT DATE OR SINCE
AGED 23 YEARS.
DEARLY BELOVED SON OF RICHARD & HANNAH ROBERTS
"SOME DAY WE'LL UNDERSTAND"
ALSO HANNAH ELIZABETH, WIFE OF RICHARD ROBERTS AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 28th 1934 AGED 68 YEARS.
ALSO RICHARD, BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE DIED SEP 7th 1938 AGED 76 YEARS.


Seaman Family Headstone

Seaman Family Headstone

Private Arthur Robert Seaman. 9337. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 22 October 1914.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLOTTE BELOVED WIFE OF ARTHUR E SEAMAN
DIED FEB 18 1919, AGED 56 YEARS.
ALSO LILY, BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED MAY 19, 1906 AGED 16 1/2 YEARS.
ALSO PTE A. R. SEAMAN 9337 2 YORKS KILLED IN ACTION AT YPRES, OCT 1914 AGED 23 YEARS.
"ANSWERED THE CALL"


Smith Family Headstone

Smith Family Headstone

Private Herbert Cornelius Smith. 5702. 1st/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, formerly 28697 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 5 November 1916.
Born Rosedale Abbey (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Linthorpe (Midd).
Commemorated Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C, Thiepval Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES SMITH DIED NOV 8 1908 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN LOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED JUNE 27 1882 AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO MARY MAW SMITH DUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED FEB 25 1870 AGED 1 YR 10 MTHS
INTERRED AT ROSEDALE ABBEY
ALSO ANNIE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED NOV 8 1913 AGED 41 YEARS INTERRED GRAVE 3707D
ALSO HERBERT C SMITH NEPHEW OF J & M A SMITH
KILLED IN FRANCE NOV 5 1916 AGED 21 YEARS.


Turner Family Headstone

Turner Family Headstone

Serjeant Edward Turner. 3/8900. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Edward and Emma Turner, of 1, Ayresome Grange Rd., Middlesbrough. Died 7 June 1917. Aged 32.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
(Not listed on the Middlesbrough War Memorial).

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF RUTH, DEARLY BELOVED DAUGHTER OF EDWARD & EMMA TURNER WHO DIED SEP 14 1902 AGED 21 YEARS.
"NEARER MY GOD TO THEE"
ALSO OF EDWARD, DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF EMMA TURNER AND FATHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 12, 1904 AGED 67 YEARS.
"THY WILL BE DONE"
ALSO OF SERGT. EDWARD TURNER ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN FRANCE JUNE 7, 1917 AGED 32 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE EMMA TURNER DIED OCT 23, 1931, AGED 86 YEARS.
"AT REST"


Whisker Family Headstone

Whisker Family Headstone

Private Raymond Newton Whisker. 201786. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. E. Whisker, of 18, Vaughan St., Middlesbro'-on-Tees, Yorks. Died 23 April 1917.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZABETH BELOVED WIFE OF NEWTON WHISKER
DIED FEB. 26 1920 AGED 58 YEARS.
ALSO OF NEWTON WHISKER, MASTER MARINER, BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV 16 1922 AGED 61 YEARS.
ALSO RIFLEMAN WILLIAM WHISKER R.R. KILLED IN ACTION FEB. 20 1915 AGED 22 YEARS
BURIED AT L'AVENTIE, FRANCE.
PTE NEWTON WHISKER 4th YORKS
KILLED IN ACTION APRIL 23, 1917 AGED 21 YEARS
BURIED AT WANCOURT, FRANCE

Whitehead Family Memorial

The main face of the  Whitehead family memorial
The side face of the Whitehead family memorial
The rear face of the Whitehead family memorial
The main face of the
Whitehead family memorial
The side face of the
Whitehead family memorial
The rear face of the
Whitehead family memorial

Serjeant Wifred Harold Gill Whitehead. 713. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Martha Whitehead, of 119, Waterloo Rd., Middlesbrough. Died 4 May 1915. Aged 24.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

The inscription on the "main face" reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES WILLIAM
BELOVED SON OF THOMAS & MARTHA WHITEHEAD
WHO DIED FEB 25 1901 IN HIS 21st YEAR
ALSO OF THOMAS WHITEHEAD DIED 18th DEC 1946 AGED 92 YEARS
The inscription on the "side face"
reads
ALSO OF MARTHA BELOVED WIFE OF THOMAS WHITEHEAD WHO DIED MAY 19 1929 AGED 74 YEARS
The inscription on the "rear face"
reads
ALSO OF WILFRED HAROLD GILL
BELOVED SON OF T & M WHITEHEAD
SERGEANT 4th YORKS REGT
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT FORTUIN NEAR YPRES,
BELGIUM, 2nd MAY 1915 IN HIS 25th YEAR

Wilson Family Headstone

Wilson Family Headstone

Private Thomas Wilson. 16128. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas A. and Mary Diane Wilson, of 11, Westward St., Middlesbrough. Died 2 September 1917. Aged 25.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON GEORGE WILSON
WHO DIED APRIL 4th 1926 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO OF OUR DEAR SON LCE CPL THOMAS WILSON (YORKS REGT)
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS AND WAS INTERRED IN FRANCE SEPT 2nd 1917 AGED 25 YEARS.
ALSO OF MARY JANE, BELOVED WIFE OF THOMAS A WILSON WHO DIED APRIL 4th 1931 AGED 73 YEARS.


Wright Family Memorial

Wright Family Memorial - 1
Wright Family Memorial - 2
The main face of the
Wright Family memorial
The face of the Wright Family memorial on which Lewis Wright is remembered.

Private Lewis Herbert Wright. 26476. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George Wright, of 7, Apsley St., Middlesbrough. Died 2 October 1917. Aged 27.
Born Thirsk, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.

The inscription on the "main face" reads
TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF EMMA JANE
BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE WRIGHT
WHO DIED JAN 24 1903 AGED 57 YEARS
AND OF GEORGE BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 13, 1930 AGED 86 YEARS.
The inscription on the "Lewis Wright face" reads
LEWIS HERBERT BELOVED SON KILLED IN ACTION
OCT 2nd, 1917 AGED 37 YEARS.
ALSO MARY ANN (POLLIE) BELOVED DAUGHTER
DIED OCT 22 1919 AGED 48 YEARS.

 

Private Albert Wood

Private Albert Wood is not listed in the Commonwealth War Graves Register.
Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>) has investigated more about this soldier from other genealogical resources, and provided the following notes;-

"Albert Wood's death was registered in the Middlesbrough RD during the Sept., Qtr., 1918 age 43.
An Albert Wood was born in the Middlesbrough RD during the March Qtr., 1876; son of Michael (b1847 Louth) and Ada Wood (b1847 Stanningley). Although this points to a small discrepancy in his stated age when he died, this is the only boy with his name born in the District around that time.

In 1871 the family (minus Albert of course) was living at Brick Fields, Stranton with children, William Henry (b1868 West Hartlepool) John Edward (b1869 Wallsend) and Ruth Hannah (b1871 Stranton d1871).
In 1881 the family (incl., Albert now) was living at 72 East St., Middlesbrough with, in addition, Mary Ann (b1873 West Hartlepool) Ada (b1878 Middlesbrough) and Grace (b1880 Middlesbrough).
In 1891 the family (still intact as 1881) was living at 13 Kings Road, Ormesby with, in addition, Peter (b 1882 Middlesbrough) and Ruth (b1884 Middlesbrough).

Albert's mother died towards the end of 1895 and approximately 12 months later his father married a Lydia Sparkes who already had a son, William Sparkes. In 1901 the three of them (Michael & Lydia Wood plus William Sparkes) were living at 26 Coltman Street, Ormesby. Albert Wood meantime, was boarding with a family called Wharton at 52 Marton Road, Middlesbrough.

Albert married Edith Wharton (daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Wharton with whom Albert was boarding) in the Middlesbrough RD during the Sept., Qtr., 1901.

In 1911, Albert and Edith were living at 20 Blake Street, Middlesbrough with daughter, Ada (b1904 Middlesbrough), and son, Robert (b1910 Middlesbrough).

Blake Street is now cleared but was located off Marton Road somewhere near Wood Street, part of which still exists.

I asked Carole Davies of the Middlesbrough Bereavement Services as to whether they had a record of Albert Wood's burial.

Carole Davies replied saying that there is an Albert Wood age 43 buried in Linthorpe Cemetery Grave No 9469A. Carole sent me a plan showing the location of his grave. Unfortunately, MBS do not have a record of any headstone."

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Some Views of the Cemetery (All photos by Edward Nicholl)

Middlesbrough (linthorpe) Cemetery - 1Middlesbrough (linthorpe) Cemetery - 1

Middlesbrough (linthorpe) Cemetery - 2Middlesbrough (linthorpe) Cemetery - 2

Middlesbrough (linthorpe) Cemetery - 3Middlesbrough (linthorpe) Cemetery - 3

Middlesbrough (linthorpe) Cemetery - 4Middlesbrough (linthorpe) Cemetery - 4

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