Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery

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Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery contains 580 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war. The majority are in three war graves plots; the United Kingdom plot (in Square 89) has 266 graves, the Australian plot (near the main entrance) has 23 and the Canadian plot (in Square 52, also containing New Zealand and South African burials) has 36. The graves in the Australian and Canadian plots are marked with individual headstones. The graves in the United Kingdom plot and the remaining war graves scattered throughout the cemetery could not be marked individually; the casualties buried in these graves are therefore commemorated by name on a Screen Wall inside the main entrance gate to the cemetery.

A second Screen Wall commemorates the 110 burials of the 1939-1945 war in a further war graves plot in Square 5 and elsewhere in the cemetery whose graves could not be marked by headstones.

There is also 1 Belgian burial of the 1914-1918 war and 7 Non-war Service burials, all commemorated on the Screen Wall.

Amongst the First World War burials is one for a soldier of the Yorkshire Regiment.

We are very grateful to Derek Walker for providing the photograph of the First World War Screen Wall in Nunhead Cemetery.

The First World War Screen Wall in Nunhead (All Saints) CemeteryThe First World War Screen Wall in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery
Photo : Derek Walker

Private John Robinson. 27293.
7th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Annie Robinson, of River Green Mill, Molesden, Morpeth, Northumberland. Native of Hartburn, Morpeth. Died at home 28 May 1917. Aged 19.
Born Hartburn (Northumberland), Enlisted Morpeth.

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