Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery

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This cemetery contains war graves of both world wars. The First World War graves are scattered throughout the cemetery but during the early months of the Second World War, a separate plot was set aside for the burial of servicemen.

There are now 113 First World War casualties buried or commemorated in the cemetery. Second World War burials number 59.

The totals include Alternative Commemorations to 3 servicemen buried in Coseley (Darkhouse) Baptist Chapelyard where their graves could no longer be maintained. The cemetery also contains 25 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Dutch. During the Second World War, there was a large training camp for Dutch forces at Wrottesley Park, a few kilometres north of the town.

One soldier who served with the Yorkshire Regiment is buried in this cemetery.

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

Private John Naginton. 6601.Select the above image for a larger sized version, which opens in a new window.
Private John Naginton. 6601.
2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Naginton. Born at Wolverhampton. Died at home 28 March 1916. Aged 38.
Born Codsall (Wolverhampton), Enlisted Wolverhampton.
(SDGW gives Regtl No as 6001; GH Gazette database has No as 6601 but name as "Nagington")


Private Naginton's headstone in Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery Private Naginton's headstone in Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery
Photo : Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>)

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