Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Redcar Cemetery

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Redcar Cemetery ChapelRedcar Cemetery Chapel
Photo : Ian Stubbs

Redcar cemetery, belonging to the Corporation, is in Redcar Lane, South-East of the Railway station. It dates from 1872. The cemetery contains 47 Commonwealth War Graves from both World Wars, including four men from the Yorkshire Regiment.

The graves are as below. All of the photographs have kindly been provided by Ian Stubbs, to whom we are most grateful.

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Regimental Quarter Master Serjeant D C Evans . 200300.
  Regimental Quarter Master Serjeant David Charles Evans . 200300.

4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 10 May 1920. Aged 45.
(Married to Jessie Evans. First enlisted 14 January 1914. Discharged 4 January 1919.)

Private James William Furmidge. 235139.

Private James William Furmidge. 235139.

4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 9 July 1917.
(SDGW has Battalion = 5th)
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Redcar.

Private Albert Edward Hide. 200139.
  Private Albert Edward Hide. 200139.

4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 9 February 1918.
Born Redcar, Enlisted Redcar.

Private William Richardson. 19406.
  Private William Richardson. 19406.

8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Matthew and Catherine Richardson, of Walker-on-Tyne; husband of Mary Hannah Richardson, of 2, Herschell St., Redcar. Died at home 23 April 1916. Aged 37.
Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, Enlisted Redcar.

The family headstones below commemorate soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment who lost their lives in the First World War.

Lieutenant William Featherstone.
  Lieutenant William Featherstone.

5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Mary Ann Featherstone, of Redcar; husband of Ella Featherstone, of 56, Newcomen Terrace, Redcar. Killed 13 September 1916. Aged 33.

The Featherstone family headstone reads;-

"In Loving Memory of John Featherstone of Bentinck House, Coatham, Redcar, who died September 21 1899 in his 63rd Year.
Also of Mary Ann Featherstone, Wife of the Above, who died December 29 1900 in her 62nd Year.
Also of William, 2nd Lt York R and Dearly Loved Husband of Ella Featherstone who was Killed in France Sep 13 1916 in his 34th Year and is buried ....."

Captain John Kenneth Stead.
  Captain John Kenneth Stead.

Royal Flying Corps, formerly 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of John Edward and Mary Lizzie Stead, of Everdon, Redcar, Yorks.
Killed 4 February 1917. Aged 24.

" In Loving memory of John Kenneth Stead
Younger son of J E Stead
Captain Yorks Regt attached to the R.F.C.
Who died of wounds received in aerial combat 4 Feb 1917.
And was buried in the cemetery at Bailleul, France. Plot 3 Row A, No 4
Aged 25 years.
Also of Mary Isabella Stead sister of J E Stead
Who died at Everdon, Redcar, Nov 2 1918 Aged 72 years.

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