Yorkshire Regiment War Graves
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Wall (St. John's) Churchyard, Staffordshire
Yorkshire Regiment War Graves

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Wall (St. John's) Churchyard, Staffordshire, contains 3 Commonwealth War Graves from both the First and Second World Wars, one of which is that of a soldier of the Yorkshire Regiment. Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>) has provided the photo of this soldier's grave and of St. John's Church.

Private Bert Elson
  Private Bert Elson, 41065.

3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of William Elson, of Hilton, Muckley Corner, Lichfield.
Died at home 22 January 1918. Aged 34.
Born Hilton (Staffs), Enlisted Lichfield

SDGW gives Private Elson's regiment as the 2nd Battalion Prince of Wales's Own West Yorkshire Regiment, and states that he was formerly 19840 in the South Staffs Regiment.
Private Elson doesn't appear in the Green Howards database, so there would appear to be some doubt as to whether he really was in the Yorkshire Regiment.

For a larger sized image of Private Elson's headstone, select the image on the left. Close the window that opens to return to this page.

St. Johns Church, Wall (Staffordshire), showing Private Elson's grave on the right.
St. John's Church, Wall (Staffordshire), showing Private Elson's grave on the right.
Photo : Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>)

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