Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Stevenage (St. Nicholas) Churchyard, Herts
Stevenage (St. Nicholas) Churchyard (1)
Stevenage (St. Nicholas) Churchyard contains 15 burials from both World Wars, - 11 from the First World War and 4 from the Second World War.
One soldier who served with the Yorkshire Regiment is buried in this cemetery. The photograph of the grave in which he is buried has been kindly provided by Janet Greaves of the Find a Grave website.
William Chalkley's Grave, Stevenage (St. Nicholas) Churchyard
Photo by Janet Greaves of the Find a Grave website.
Private William Noah Chalkley. 241933. 2nd/5th Battalion
the Yorkshire Regiment. of William & Eliza Chalkley. Husband of Jane Chalkley
of 56 Stanmore Road, Stevenage. Died at home 11 April 1918. Aged 41.
"AND WITH THE MORN
THOSE ANGEL FACES SMILE
WHICH I HAVE LOVED LONG SINCE
AND LOST AWHILE"
The above words, inscribed at the base of the headstone, are from the hymn "Lead, Kindly Light" by John Henry Newman.
At the foot of William Chalkley's headstone is the grave of his wife, Jane Chalkley, who died 25 March 1953 aged 84.
(In the 1911 Census, William Chalkley was a publican and at the time living and working at Stansted with his wife and 4 children.)
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