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Nottingham General Cemetery contains 344 Commonwealth War Graves, 332 of which are from the First World War.
Many of the burials were made from the Bagthorpe War Hospital, and other war hospitals in the city. More than 100 of these graves form a war plot, with the names of the dead inscribed on an adjoining Screen Wall.

Two burials where the names are recorded on the Screen Wall, behind a Cross of Sacrifice, are for men of the Yorkshire Regiment.
There is one burial in the general body of the cemetery for another soldier of the Yorkshire Regiment, who shares a headstone with a soldier of the Notts and Derby Regiment.

Details of the soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment interred in Nottingham General Cemetery are shown under the photographs below.

We are very grateful to Richard Roberts (<richard@nosnailshere.co.uk>) for providing photographs and information on these soldiers.

The Cross of Sacrifice and Screen Wall in Nottingham General Cemetery
The Cross of Sacrifice and Screen Wall in Nottingham General Cemetery
Photo : Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>)

The Name of Cpl J Gascoyne on the Screen Wall in Nottingham General Cemetery
The Name of Cpl J Gascoyne on the Screen Wall in Nottingham General Cemetery
Photo : Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>)

The Name of Pte A Smeeton on the Screen Wall in Nottingham General Cemetery
The Name of Pte A Smeeton on the Screen Wall in Nottingham General Cemetery
Photo : Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>)

The Headstone for L/Cpl A J Battersby in Nottingham General Cemetery
The Headstone for L/Cpl A J Battersby in Nottingham General Cemetery
Photo : Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>)

The Headstone for L/Cpl A J Battersby in Nottingham General Cemetery
The Headstone for L/Cpl A J Battersby in Nottingham General Cemetery
Photo : Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>)


Lance Corporal Arthur John Battersby. 8381. The Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Arthur John Battersby, of 14, Carter Gate, Nottingham, and Lucy Battersby (stepmother). Died at home 17 November 1919. Aged 32.

Corporal James Gascoyne. 17964. 9th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Sarah Ann Gascoyne, of 33, Virginia St., Nottingham. Died at home 18 June 1917. Aged 27.
Born Somercotes (Alfreton - Derbyshire), Enlisted Nottingham, Resided Alfreton.

Private Albert Smeeton. 47338. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 20022 Notts & Derby Regiment. Son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Smeeton, of Nottingham. Died at home 8 April 1918. Aged 26.
Born Nottingham, Enlisted Nottingham.


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