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Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery
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A General View of Part of Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery, Showing First World War Headstones A General View of Part of Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery, Showing First World War Headstones
Photo : Commonwealth War Graves Commission

During the First World War, Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse contained between them the Royal Dockyard, Royal Naval Barracks (known as H.M.S. Vivid), the Royal Marine Barracks of the Plymouth Division, and naval and military hospitals. For the duration of the war, Devonport was made headquarters of the Auxiliary Patrol Area.

Plymouth was a naval station second only to Portsmouth during the Second World War. Devonport was also an important military station and there was a R.A.F station at Mount Batten, opposite Plymouth.

PLYMOUTH (EFFORD) CEMETERY contains 338 scattered burials of the First World War. The 109 Second World War burials, including 5 unidentified, are also scattered apart from a small group in Section C, in a plot set aside for service burials that was actually little used. There are also two non-war service burials within the cemetery and 12 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Greek merchant seamen.

PLYMOUTH CITY CREMATORIUM is situated in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery and 61 servicemen and women of the Second World War whose remains were cremated there are commemorated on a screen wall set into a recess in the hedge behind the Cross of Sacrifice.

One soldier who served with the Yorkshire Regiment is buried in this cemetery. We are extremely grateful to "Norma" of the Find A Grave website for photographing the headstone of this soldier.

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Private George Thomas Clark. 11755.
9th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George King Clark and Jane Ann Clark. Died at home 23 July 1916. Aged 23.
Born Jarrow, Enlisted Jarrow.
(Name spelt "Clarke" in SDGW)


There is additional biographical information on George Thomas Clark on the Find a Grave website.