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99 graves listed in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission register in Stockton's Durham Road cemetery.

Of these graves, 54 are from the First World War, and in turn five are for men who served with the Yorkshire Regiment. All of the graves are scattered throughout the cemetery, and use of the cemetery plan is invaluable in finding these graves.

There is also one grave for an Officer of the Yorkshire Regiment who died after the war and is interred in a family grave. His death is not shown in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.


Private Henry Mallabar Carter, 26788

Private Henry Mallabar Carter, 26788.
  Private Henry Mallabar Carter, 26788.
3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of John and Mary Carter, of 11, Allendale Rd., Stockton-on-Tees. Died at home 14 April 1916. Aged 28.
Born Stockton, Enlisted Stockton.

Private Carter is buried in the Carter family grave. His father and mother are commemorated to the left of his commemoration, and his grandmother above them. The grave is in a poor state of repair.

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Private John G Cuthbert, 31156
  Private John G Cuthbert, 31156.
Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to (13315) Labour Corps.
Husband of Ada Johnson (formerly Cuthbert) of 45, Bath Lane, Stockton-on-Tees. Died at home 21 June 1919. Aged 48.

Inscribed on the grave is;-
"GONE THE SUNSHINE FROM OUR WAY
GONE TO YONDER GOLDEN SHORE."

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2nd Lieutenant William DOWSON.
  2nd Lieutenant William DOWSON.

Unfortunately, we know little of 2nd Lieutenant Dowson at this stage, - e.g. when he enlisted, which battalion he served in.
We KNOW that he was born in 1885 in the Middlesbrough area.
It is thought that he enlisted at the outbreak of war, and was commissioned from the ranks towards the end of 1917. In the meantime he had fought at the 2nd Battle of St. Julien, and the Somme.
He was wounded on 4 April 1918, and the letter (to his father) below recounts his movements in the preceding month or so to that date.

Inscribed on the grave is;-
"IN LOVING MEMORY OF / WILLIAM / BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE DOWSON / WHO DIED AUGUST 10 1920 AGED 35
ALSO ANNIE............"

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Private Albert Edward Hobbs, 28279
  Private Albert Edward Hobbs, 28279.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Husband of Eliza Hobbs, of 11, Langley St., Stockton-on-Tees.
Died at Home 7 February 1918. Aged 31.

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Private Thomas Howells, 25055.
  Private Thomas Howells, 25055.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Husband of Janet Howells, of 13, Lambert St., Stockton-on-Tees.
Died at Home 5 February 1916. Aged 37.
Born Tredegar (Mons), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Stockton.

"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
REST IN PEACE"

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Private John Thomas Wilton, 36748.
  Private John Thomas Wilton, 36748.
19th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 26887 the Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of John Thomas and Jane Wilton, of Wath; husband of Maude Elizabeth Best (formerly Wilton), of 8, Old Station Cottages, Pinchinthorpe, Guisborough, Yorks. Died at home 11 May 1918. Aged 27.
Born Alaby (Yorks), Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees (Durham).

"HE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT"

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The graves of Privates Wilton (left) and Hobs in Stockton (Durham Road) Cemetery The graves of Privates Wilton (left) and Hobbs in Stockton (Durham Road) Cemetery
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The grave of Private Howells in Stockton (Durham Road) CemeteryThe grave of Private Howells in Stockton (Durham Road) Cemetery
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The grave of William Dowson in Stockton (Durham Road) CemeteryThe grave of William Dowson in Stockton (Durham Road) Cemetery
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The Cross of Sacrifice in Stockton's Durham Road Cemetery
The Cross of Sacrifice in Stockton's Durham Road Cemetery
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The Cross of Sacrifice which stands somewhat apart from the various sections of the cemetery, is inscribed;-
"THIS CROSS OF SACRIFICE IS ONE IN DESIGN AND INTENTION WITH THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN SET UP IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM AND OTHER PLACES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD WHERE OUR DEAD OF THE GREAT WAR ARE LAID TO REST.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE."

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