Netley Hospital Military Cemetery
Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Netley Military Cemetery
Netley Hospital Military Cemetery

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Netley Military Cemetery Netley Military Cemetery
Photo : Edward Nicholl

Close by what was once Netley Hospital, and now in the grounds of the Royal Victoria Country Park, is the Netley Military Cemetery.

Soldiers who were treated in Netley Hospital from the time it first opened in 1865 are buried here, and the cemetery is now maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. As well as the soldiers buried in the cemetery, family members of those who looked after them are also interred here.

For the earlier 19th century graves, there are only headstones for the officers' or family member graves.

It is interesting to note that the graves of First World War and Second World War soldiers buried in this cemetery include not only Commonwealth soldiers, but also soldiers of the opposing forces. The numbers of these soldiers are;-

United Kingdom
558
Australia
49
Canada
42
New Zealand
12
South Africa
6
India
5
Belgium
15
Poland
1
Austria
1
Germany
68
Total
757

Four members of the Yorkshire Regiment are buried in this cemetery, - Lance Corporal Jonathan Carpenter, Serjeant Robert Gallon, and Lance Corporal J H Snow.

Derek Walker has supplied photos of the headstones for Private Palmer and Lance Corporal Snow, as well as some additional photos of the cemetery. We are very grateful to him for use of these photos.

For photos of the headstones, select the thumbnail image for a larger sized image which opens in a new window.


Lance Corporal Jonathan Carpenter

  Lance Corporal Jonathan Carpenter, 3/8718.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 27 September 1915.
Born Stockton-on-Tees, Enlisted West Hartlepool.



Sergeant Robert Gallon

  Sergeant Robert Gallon, 14494. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs Annie Gallon, Husband of Louisa Gallon, of 18 Union Street, Seaham Harbour, County Durham. Died at home 22 December 1915. Aged 38.
Born North Shields, Enlisted Sunderland.

"AT REST.
EVER REMEMBERED
BY HIS WIFE AND SON RONNIE"

Private John Palmer, 9800.

  Private John Palmer, 9800.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William Palmer; husband of Violet May Palmer, of Maison du Qaui, 41, High St., St. Peter Port, Guernsey. Born in Wales.
Died at home 21 July 1916. Aged 24.
Born Abergwynfi (Maesteg - Glam), Enlisted Pontypridd, Resided Guernsey.

"IN LIFE BELOVED.
IN DEATH LAMENTED."

Lance Corporal John Henry Snow, 4201.
  Lance Corporal John Henry Snow, 4201.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Mary Ann Snow, of 177, High St., Old Fletton, Peterborough. Died at home 21 October 1916. Aged 36.
Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Old Fletton (Peterborough)

"GOD'S WILL BE DONE"


Netley Military CemeteryNetley Military Cemetery
Photo : Derek Walker

Netley Military CemeteryNetley Military Cemetery
Photo : Derek Walker

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