Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Thirsk Cemetery

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Thirsk Cemetery contains 6 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, and 6 burials from the Second World War.

There are two graves of soldiers who served with the Yorkshire Regiment, both of which are marked by Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstones.

We are very grateful to Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>) for providing the photos from this cemetery.

Private John William Stephenson. 237Select the above image for a larger sized version, which opens in a new window.
Private John William Stephenson. 237. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 13 January 1916. Aged 36.

Information from Census data;-
Son of George & Jane Stephenson. Born in Thirsk (Norby), Resided Thirsk (Norby).
Single. Electrician.
No data on his service record.

Private Arthur Frankland Utley. 3/9223Select the above image for a larger sized version, which opens in a new window.
  Private Arthur Frankland Utley. 3/9223. The Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to (318002), 470th Coy. Labour Corps. Husband of Effie Utley, of 10, North Eastern Terrace, Dringhouses, York.
Died at home 23 April 1918. Aged 37.

The Pension record for Arthur Frankland Utley exists, from which it can be found that he
1. Was born on 15 November 1880
2. First joined the Yorkshire Regiment in 1896.
3. He served in India (with the 2nd Battalion) from November 1896 - February 1906.
4. He then served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa from March 1906 to March 1909.

Private Stephenson's headstone (left) in Thirsk CemeteryPrivate Stephenson's headstone (left) in Thirsk Cemetery

Private Utley's grave (extreme left) in Thirsk CemeteryPrivate Utley's grave (extreme left) in Thirsk Cemetery

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