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All Saints' Churchyard Extension
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Orpington (All Saints') Churchyard ExtensionOrpington (All Saints') Churchyard Extension
Photo : Commonwealth War Graves Commission

During the First World War, the Ontario Hospital was at Orpington from February 1916 to September 1917, when it became No 16 Canadian General Hospital. The hospital closed in September 1919.

The hospital made a number of burials in a section of the extension to Orpington (All Saints') Churchyard, which was for many years known as Ontario Cemetery. This Extension contains 116 burials, 88 of which are Canadian. The extension as a whole contains 129 First World War burials and another 14 from the Second World War. The Commission also cares for 70 non-war service graves in the extension.

Two soldiers who served with the Yorkshire Regiment are buried in this cemetery.

We are very grateful to "darealjolo" of the Find a Grave website for photographing the headstones of these soldiers.



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Private Isaac Smith, 18919.
6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Margaret Wilkinson (formerly Smith), of 4, West Row, Freehold, Leamside, Fence Houses, Co. Durham. Died at home 24 September 1916. Aged 22.
Born Sherburn Hill (Durham), Enlisted Houghton-le-Spring, Resided Leamside.

Lance Corporal Charles Richard Wells, 13385.
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Lance Corporal Charles Richard Wells, 13385.
8th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 3 August 1916.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

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