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Saltburn and Marske-by-the-Sea (Saltburn) Cemetery includes 10 graves relating to both the First and Second World Wars. Of these graves, one is for a soldier of the Yorkshire Regiment.

Saltburn Cemetery, with Private Downes' Family Headstone shown on the left.
Saltburn Cemetery, with Private Downes' Family Headstone shown on the left.
Photo by Richard Roberts, <richard@nosnailshere.co.uk>


Private Arthur Banks Downes. 1151. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 8 June 1915.
Born Saltburn (Yorks), Enlsited Redcar, Resided Saltburn.

Private Downes' grave is not marked by a CWG headstone, but by a family grave headstone as shown below.
The photo of the headstone is by Richard Roberts, <richard@nosnailshere.co.uk>

Downes Family Headstone

Downes Family Headstone

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The inscription on the Downes Family headstone is as follows;-
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PTE ARTHUR B DOWNES
SON OF HANNAH AND THE LATE ROBERT DOWNES
WHO DIED FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED AT YPRES, JUNE 8th 1915 AGED 22 YEARS.
"I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED THE COURSE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH."
ALSO LILY, THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF HANNAH AND THE LATE ROBERT DOWNES
WHO DIED AT DARLINGTON, APRIL 16th, 1919, AGED 34 YEARS.
"AT REST".