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North Ormesby Cemetery is immediately adjacent to south side of North Ormesby St Joseph's RC Cemetery that is situated at the corner of the Trunk Road, A1085, and Ormesby Road at the opposite corner of what used to be the White House Garage [there is street parking nearby]. There is no wall now between the two cemeteries.

Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>) has produced a report into the graves in North Ormesby's combined cemeteries, and anybody interested in locating a War Grave in this cemetery is recommended to read this report. The report can be obtained by selecting the link below.

In addition, Ray has produced a map of all the War Graves in the combined North Ormesby cemeteries, where the position of a grave can be located against a man's name. To select this map, select the link below.

There are 10 Commonwealth War Graves belonging to men of the Yorkshire Regiment in Middlesbrough's North Ormesby Cemetery. Details of those buried are below.

There are also several monumental inscriptions, for soldiers remembered on the memorials or headstones of their families. Select the link below to see these memorials or headstones. Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>) has photographed these headstones which commemorate soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment.

Family Memorials / Headstones of Yorkshire Regiment Soldiers

The family names on the memorials / headstones are;-

Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>) has additionally photographed a derelict family headstone that is a memorial to Lance Serjeant Charles Edward Bendelow, Lance Corporal James Rymer and Serjeant Robert Rymer. The connection between these three men is that Charles Bendelow was married to Eliza Bendelow (nee Rymer); the other two men were Eliza's brothers. Thus Eliza will have lost not only a husband, but her two brothers as a consequence of the War. A real tragedy.



The Commonwealth War Grave Headstones

Photographs of the graves have been taken by Stan Grosvenor (<csstan@mametz.fsnet.co.uk>), Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>) and Sandra Gallacher (<sgallacher16@virginmedia.com>). For a larger sized image of a grave, where available, 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.

Lance Serjeant Charles Edward Bendelow. 25076.
  Lance Serjeant Charles Edward Bendelow. 25076.
14th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas Bendelow, and the late Jane Bendelow; husband of Eliza Pattison (formerly Bendelow), of 8, James St., North Ormesby. Died 15 March 1917. Aged 31.
Born Northallerton, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

Photo by Sandra Gallacher (<sgallacher16@virginmedia.com>).
For a larger sized image which opens in a new window, select the thumbnail on the left.
   

Lance Corporal Alfred Richard Clarken
  Lance Corporal Alfred Richard Clarken. 2749. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Annie Clarken, of 29, Church St., Marske-by-Sea, Yorkshire. Died at home 30 August 1915. Aged 48.
(Not shown in SDGW)
   

Private William Coghlan
  Private William Coghlan. 20837. 2nd Garrison Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 10 July 1918. Aged 35.
Born North Ormesby, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
   

Private W H Dennyson
  Private W H Dennyson. 4380255. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Ralph and Emily Dennyson, of 5, Church St., North Ormesby. Died 25 March 1921. Aged 19.
(Note : If Private Dennyson had been wounded in the 1914 - 18 War, and subsequently died as a result of his injuries, this means that he would have been a "Boy Soldier" in the War. He would certainly have been under-age in the War).
   

  Private Asquith Geldard. 39020. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late John and Mary Geldard. Died 6 June 1917. Aged 35.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.
   

Lance Serjeant Albert Edward Graham
  Lance Serjeant Albert Edward Graham. 13399. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 27 October 1916.
Born North Ormesby, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.

Lance Serjeant Graham is commemorated in this cemetery on a family headstone. The inscription on the headstone reads;-
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MATTHEW, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF SUSANNAH GRAHAM WHO DIED NOV 3rd 1910 AGED 43 YEARS. ALSO SERGT ALBERT E GRAHAM WHO DIED OCT 27th 1916 AT OLD TRAFFORD HOSPITAL MANCHESTER FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN FRANCE AND WAS INTERRED AT NORTH ORMESBY OCT 31st 1916 AGED 21 YEARS.
"A NOBLE LIFE ENDED"
ALSO SERGT J W GRAHAM, ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE, WHO DIED AT CAMEIRS OCT. 14th 1917 FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION IN FRANCE AGED 25 YEARS. INTERRED AT ETAPLES.
"THY WILL BE DONE"
(Serjeant James William Graham was in the KOYLI)
   

Private Ernest Edward Martin
  Private Ernest Edward Martin. 60269. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. J. T. and Mrs. M. A. Martin, of 36, Stovin St., North Ormesby. Died 7 November 1918. Aged 22.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.
   

Private William A Osborne
  Private William A Osborne. 203848. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of W. A. and Sarah Osborne, of North Ormesby. Died 12 April 1921. Aged 25.

Private William Osborne is commemorated in this cemetery on a family headstone. The inscription on the headstone reads;-
WILLIAM OSBORNE LATE 203848 8th YORKS REGT DIED APRIL 12 1921 AGED 25 YEARS.
ROWLY AGED 3 YEARS. LILY AGED 11 YEARS.
SONS & DAUGHTER OF W & S OSBORNE
"STILL TO MEMORY DEAR"
   

Private Walter William Reader
  Private Walter William Reader. 20943. 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Sarah Ann Reader; husband of Jane Ann Jefferson (formerly Reader), of 100, Stephenson St., North Ormesby. Died 3 March 1919. Aged 37.
   

Private J Robinson
  Private J Robinson. 15338. Yorkshire Regiment (Depot). Died 25 May 1917. Aged 27.
   


The Bosomworth Family Headstone

The Bosomworth Family Headstone - 1
The Bosomworth Family Headstone - 2

Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
To view larger photo of the headstones, click on the thumbnail images.

Private Charles William Bosomworth. 27301. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Frances Bosomworth, of 10, Thomas St., North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, Yorks. Died 24 April 1917. Aged 21.
Born Skelton, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE BOSOMWORTH
BELOVED HUSBAND OF FRANCES ANN BOSOMWORTH
DIED 24 TH APRIL 1926 AGED 58 YEARS
"AT REST"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE FRANCES ANN BOSOMWORTH
DIED 31ST DEC 1949 AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLES WILL IAM
THE ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN FRANCE
24 TH APRIL 1917 AGED 21 YEARS
"STILL TO MEMORY DEAR"


The Bowman Family Headstone

The Bowman Family Headstone
The Bowman Family Headstone

Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
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(The main headstone (left image) has been pushed over and now lies flat on the ground. The smaller headstone (right) was on the base of the main headstone.)

Private John Bowman. 7606. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bowman. A Reservist. Returned from South America, Aug., 1915. Died 20 September 1916. Aged 32.
Born North Ormesby, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

The inscription on the headstones read

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOSEPH THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZABETH BOWMAN, WHO DIED JULY 26TH 1904 AGED 62 YEARS.
"GRANT HIM THINE ETERNAL REST"
ALSO OF JOHN ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE SEPT 20TH 1916. AGED 32 YEARS.
"THINK ONLY THIS OF ME THAT THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A
FOREIGN FIELD THAT IS FOREVER ENGLAND."
AND ELIZABETH BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 25TH 1929 AGED 86 YEARS.
"HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP"
AND DORA
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOVEMBER 1ST 1959 AGED 77 YEARS.


The Frost Family Headstone

The Frost Family Headstone
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
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Private George Gilbert Frost. 17068. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Harriet Frost, of 26, Abingdon Rd., Middlesbrough. Died 21 August 1915. Aged 23.
Born London, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, Helles Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR MOTHER HARRIET FROST.
DIED JAN 18 1927 AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO JOHN, BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB 19 1904 AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE
THE ABOVE KILLED IN ACTION AUG 21 1915 AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE DIED IN CANADA APRIL 29 1923 AGED 46 YEARS.


The Hall Family Headstone

The Hall Family Headstone
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
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Private John Richard Hall. 24513. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment. Formerly 30805 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Barbara Ellen Hall, of 9, Ryedale St., North Ormesby, Middlesbrough. Died 12 October 1918. Aged 22.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY, MONTAY.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE BELOVED HUSBAND OF BARABARA HALL
DIED NOV 14TH 1930 AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO BARBARA WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED OCT 17TH 1942 AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO DICK, SON OF THE ABOVE, KILLED IN ACTION
OCT 12TH 1918 AGED 23 YEARS.


The Lazenby Family Headstone

The Lazenby Family Headstone
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
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Corporal William Lazenby. 12257. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of James and the late Mary Jane Lazenby. Died 10 July 1916. Aged 24.
Born North Ormesby (Middlesbrough), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.
Buried GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OFMARY JANE, BELOVED WIFE OF JAMES LAZENBY,
DIED MAY 30 1908 AGED 37 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES LAZENBY DIED AUG 25 1945 AGED 78 YEARS.
ALSO
WILLIAM, BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
JULY 10 1916 AGED 24 YEARS.


The Maddren Family Headstone

The Maddren Family Headstone
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
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Private Thomas Henry Maddren. 3/7096. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15 June 1915.
Born North Ormesby, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 12, Le Touret Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN W MADDREN (GENTLEMAN JOHN)
DIED 17TH OCT 1949 AGED 88 YEARS.
ALSO MARY LOUISA HIS WIFE DIED 10TH MARCH 1919 AGED 55 YEARS
AND
THOMAS HENRY THEIR SON
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 15TH JUNE 1915 AGED 25 YEARS.


The Stephenson / Wilson Family Headstones

The Stephenson / Wilson Family Headstones
The Stephenson / Wilson Family Headstones

Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
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A headstone for the Wilson family and a headstone for the Stephenson family both commemorate Lance Serjeant Frank Stephenson, - with there obviously being a connection between the two families.

Lance Serjeant Frank Stephenson. 12122. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Margaret Stephenson, of 69, Cambridge Rd., Cargo Fleet, Middlesbrough. Died 8 June 1917. Aged 20.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Cargo Fleet.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

The inscription on the headstones read

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE WILSON WHO DIED IN INFANCY
ALSO
GEORGE WILSON WHO DIED DEC 10 1922 AGED 11 YEARS
BELOVED SONS OF HY & MT WILSON
ALSO
L/SERGT FRANK STEPHENSON
KILLED IN ACTION JUNE 7 1917 AGED 19 YEARS
BROTHER OF H & M WILSON
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARGARET
BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE STEPHENSON
DIED JUNE 9TH 1934 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO FRANK STEPHENSON BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE JUNE 7TH 1917
ALSO GEORGE BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED AUG 12TH 1940 AGED 72 YEARS
"UNITED"

The Sturdy Family Headstone

The Sturdy Family Headstone
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
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Lance Corporal Frank Sturdy. 36032. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 8 February 1917.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDITH F STURDY
DIED 4TH JULY 1940
ALSO CHARLES BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED 1ST AUG 1941
ALSO FRANK SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 8TH FEB 1917
"UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY"


The Thursfield Family Headstone

The Thursfield Family Headstone
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
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Private Thomas Thursfield. 20774. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 28 March 1918.
Born North Ormesby, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.
Commemorated Panel 31 and 32, Pozieres Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HARRIET THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN THURSFIELD WHO DIED APRIL 19TH 1917 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO OF
JOHN THOMAS BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN FRANCE MARCH 28TH 1918
FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
AGED 25 YEARS.
"IN THE MIDST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH"
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN THURSFIELD WHO DIED AUG 16TH 1923 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF MAUD BANNING, DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JULY 9TH 1960.


The Wray / Easby Family Headstone

The Wray / Easby Family Headstone
Photo by Ray Wilkins (<e2ray3636@ntlworld.com>)
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This headstone commemorates members of the Easby Family as well as George Wray. George was the son of Mary Easby.
Ray Wilkins provides the following notes on the Wray / Easby connection;-
"George Wray was born in Grangetown but grew up in Coatham, Redcar. George was the son of Robert Wray and Mary Anne Wray nee Wilson George's father, Robert was killed in Warrenby ironworks on 14 June 1891. George's widowed mother, Mary, remarried William Easby in 1902.
George had two brothers Thomas William, and Charles, as well as a younger sister Eliza"

Private George Wray. 3/6583. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Easby, of 12, Pierson St., North Ormesby, Middlesbrough. Died 25 September 1915. Aged 27.
Born Grangetown, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 44 and 45, Loos Memorial.

The inscription on the headstone reads
IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARY A EASBY
DIED APRIL 30 1923 AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN, BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV 11 1936 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE WRAY KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
SEPT 25 1915 AGED 27 YEARS

The Bendelow / Rymer Headstone

Photo by Sandra Gallacher (<sgallacher16@virginmedia.com>).
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The Bendelow / Rymer Headstone

The headstone reads;-

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SGT. CHARLES EDWARD BENDELOW
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ELIZA BENDELOW
DIED IN WALKERGATE CITY HOSPITAL 15TH MARCH 1917 AGED 31 YEARS.
ALSO OF
LANCE CORPL JAMES RYMER KILLED IN ACTION SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE
10 JULY 1916 AGED 20 YEARS
Noble lives ended
AND OF HIS BROTHER SERJEANT ROBERT RYMER, MM
BELOVED SONS OF W & A RYMER
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 10TH APRIL 1918 AGED 24 YEARS
At Rest

Walkergate City Hospital was in Newcastle and was used in the First World War for the treatment of wounded soldiers.

Lance Corporal James Rymer. 12116. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Alice Rymer, of 7, James St., North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, and the late William Rymer. Killed 10 July 1916. Aged 20.
Born North Ormesby (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Serjeant Robert Rymer, MM. 23498. 50th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 1800 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Alice Rymer, of 7, James St., North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, and the late William Rymer. Killed 10 April 1918. Aged 24.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.
Commemorated Panel 11, Ploegsteert Memorial.

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