Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Sledmere (St. Mary) Churchyard

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Sledmere (St. Mary) Churchyard contains 2 burials from the First World War, 1 from the Second World War, and 1 from a recent conflict (Northern Ireland).

The Northern Ireland burial is of a soldier of the Green Howards, though his death / burial is not shown in the Commonwealth War Graves Register.

One of the First World War burials is that of the prominent Yorkshire Regiment Officer, Sir Mark Sykes.

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Mark Sykes
The grave of Sir Mark Sykes
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The grave of Sir Mark Sykes (foreground, on the right)
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Lieutenant Colonel Sir Mark Sykes. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. 6th Bart. Commander of the Order of St. Stanislas (Russia). Order of the Star of Roumania. Son of the late Sir Tatton Sykes and Lady Jessica Sykes; husband of Lady Edith Sykes, of Sledmere, Malton, Yorks. M.P. for Central Hull since 1911. J.P. Died 16 February 1919. Aged 39.

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St. Mary's Church, SledmereSt. Mary's Church, Sledmere
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Pte George Crozier, 1st Battalion the Green Howards.
Killed in Northern Ireland, 23 August 1971. Aged 23 years.

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