Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Walker (Christ Church) Churchyard

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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.

Walker (Christ Church) Churchyard contains 21 First World War burials and 25 from the Second World War. The cemetery also contains three Serbian graves of 1918.

One soldier who served with the Yorkshire Regiment is buried in this cemetery.

Private G Mason, Walker (Christ Church) Churchyard, Newcastle
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  Private George Mason, 18222.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Margaret Jane Mason, of 73, Mitchell Street., Walker. Died at home 15 January 1918. Aged 26.

George Mason's Pension Record exists, from which we see that;-
He enlisted in the Yorkshire Regiment (3rd Battalion?) on 8 December 1914 in Sunderland.
He was posted to West Hartlepool and served at home until 14 September 1915 when he joined the 6th Battalion in Gallipoli.
He then served with the 6th Battalion in France. In September 1916 he was wounded (GSW back).
He was discharged as being no longer medically fit on 27 July 1917.

Photo by Bob Graham of the 2nd Battalion Newcastle Branch of the Green Howards Association. (bob.g48@btinternet.com).