Yorkshire REgiment War Graves
Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Norton Cemetery (Yorks)
Yorkshire REgiment War Graves

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Norton Cemetery contains 14 burials from both the First and Second World wars. One soldier of the Yorkshire Regiment is buried there with an official CWGC headstone. There is also another ex-soldier of the Yorkshire Regiment who has an "unofficial" headstone and who died in 1924.

Photographs of the headstones below are by Chris Coates of Norton College (courtesy Memory Box Media, <localmilhistory@aol.com>).
Private Harold Calver Private Harold Calver. 1856. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of Mr. G. W. and Mrs. S. J. Calver, of 9, George St., Driffield, Yorks.
Died at home 7 November 1916. Aged 19.
Born Hutton Cranswick, Enlisted Malton, Resided Norton.

(Shown in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission register as being in the "24th Battalion". There was no such battalion.)

Kenneth Palmer (<kenpalmer@xtra.co.nz>) of New Zealand has commented on the photo of Private Carter's grave;-

"My grandmother's younger brother, Harold Calver was killed during WW1 and my father, born a few years later was named after him. I am not fully aware of the circumstances of his death yet, but I was surprised and gladdened to see the photograph of his grave (in Norton), recently added to the site. I will try and contact the students involved and thank them. It is sad to note that although his age is given as 19 when he died, he would have been only 17, as he was born in the 2nd quarter of 1899. Like many others, he must have lied about his age upon enlistment."

Private (?) Albert Armitage. Private (?) Albert Armitage of Norton.
Late 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Died 19 October 1924. Aged 46.