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The cemetery contains graves of both World Wars. The Hospital Ship "Rohilla" was wrecked on the 30th Oct., 1914, and the "Rohilla Plot" contains the graves of 33 of the victims (including 19 unidentified men) and one Coast Guard killed in the German raid. Some of the other First World War casualties were caused by the bombardment of Whitby by the German Navy in December 1914. The majority of the 28, 1939-1945 burials were naval casualties, many of whom were sailors belonging to the Royal Naval Patrol Service. 1 is an unidentified seaman of the Merchant Navy. Six Belgian Merchant Navy seamen are also buried here, members of the crew of the Belgian steamship "Charles" which was wrecked off Saltwick Nab on the night of 3rd February 1940, their bodies having been washed ashore in or near Whitby. The Cross of Sacrifice, erected after the 1914-1918 War, serves as a central memorial to the servicemen of both wars who lie buried in the cemetery.

There are 82 burials relating to both the First and Second World Wars in Whitby Cemetery, of which 5 are of soldiers who served with the Yorkshire Regiment.

All photos are by Edward Nicholl.

Some further photos of the cemetery, - including the Rohilla Memorial and a plot plan for the cemetery, can be seen in http://www.flickr.com/photos/grey-panther/sets/72157633722639468/


The Cross of Sacrifice in Whitby Cemetery The Cross of Sacrifice in Whitby Cemetery
(The plot to the right contains the graves of Privates Robinson and Trueman)


Private John Atkinson. 319648. 15th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of M. A. Cummings (formerly Atkinson), of 6, Newway Ghaut, Church St., Whitby. Died at home 11 December 1919. Aged 63

Private John Atkinson. 319648.

Private John Atkinson. 319648.
15th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of M. A. Cummings (formerly Atkinson), of 6, Newway Ghaut, Church St., Whitby. Died at home 11 December 1919. Aged 63.

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Private William George Baker. 34860.

Private William George Baker. 34860.
3rd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 3222 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William George and Hannah Baker, of 24A, Skinner St., Whitby. Died at home 27 March 1917. Aged 18.
Enlisted Whitby.

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Private David Clark. 4671.

Private David Clark. 4671.
Private David Clark. 4671.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 17 August 1915.
Enlsied Middlesbrough

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Private Frank Robinson. 19417.
Private Frank Robinson. 19417.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Elizabeth A. P. Robinson, of 4, St. Hilda's Cottages, Church St., Whitby. Died at home 6 December 1916. Aged 30.

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Private A Trueman. 3/6994.
Private A Trueman. 3/6994.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Lizzie Trueman, of Whitby; husband of Sarah Ann Trueman, of Craven's Yard, Church St., Whitby. Died at home 12 December 1916. Aged 28.

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Whitby Cemetery, with the graves of Privates Trueman (Left) and Robinson (Right) Whitby Cemetery, with the graves of Privates Trueman (Left) and Robinson (Right)

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