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INDIVIDUAL GRAVES

Where visitors to this website have sent in photos of individual graves of soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment, where the grave is just one of many in a cemetery, then the photo will be shown with details of the soldier and comments as to the cemetery where the grave is located.

For a larger sized image of the soldier's grave or cemetery, which opens in a new window, select one of the thumbnail images below.

Names of soldiers with headstones shown in this section are;-

Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Hedley Charlton, MC

2nd Lieutenant Frederick Hunter Hyland
Corporal Fred Mason

Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Hedley Charlton, MC Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Hedley Charlton, MC.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late William Charlton and of Frances Elizabeth Charlton, J.P., of The West Garth, Guisborough, Yorks; husband of Mrs. D. F. Money (formerly Charlton), of 79, Wodeland Avenue, Guildford. Killed 22 March 1918. Aged 32.
Buried ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

The inscription on the headstone reads;-
IT IS NOT CHAOS AND DEATH
IT IS ETERNAL LIFE

Roisel town was occupied by British troops in April 1917, and evacuated after a strong defence by the 66th (East Lancashire) Division in the evening of the 22nd March 1918. It was retaken in the following September. Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension was begun by German troops, who buried immediately to the North of the Communal Cemetery. It was developed in October and November 1918, by the 41st, 48th, 53rd and 58th Casualty Clearing Stations, and it was completed after the Armistice by the concentration of British and German graves from the country North, East and South of Roisel.

There are now 877, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, 120 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 12 soldiers from the United Kingdom and one from Australia who are known or believed to be buried among them.

The photograph of Colonel Charlton's headstone has been provided by Steve Rodgers of the War Graves Photographic Project.

2nd Lieutenant Frederick Hunter Hyland, RFC

2nd Lieutenant Frederick Hunter Hyland, RFC
2nd Lieutenant Frederick Hunter Hyland, RFC.
Formerly 7th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Eleanor Hyland, of Radcliffe House, Pudsey, Yorks. Killed 23 May 1915. Aged 23.

Buried VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Photos by Colin Bewes (<colin@bewes.org>)

Select one of the images on the left for a larger sized image which opens in a new window.

The upper photo shows the headstones for Lieutenant Reginald Charles Hope Bewes, the pilot of the RE5 in which Lieutenant Frederick Hyland, his observer, also died.
The lower photo (in which the top of Lieutenant Hyland's headstone, third from right, can be seen) is of a colour party which visited the cemetery with Colin Bewes.

Corporal Fred Mason. 11367.
Corporal Fred Mason. 11367.
115th Coy. Machine Gun Corps, formerly 20636 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of James and Emma Mason, of Dishforth, Thirsk. KIlled 12 June 1917. Aged 19.
Born Dishforth (Yorks), Enlisted Thirsk.
Buried FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY.


Photo by Bryan Norton(bryan.norton@gmail.com>)

Note : When Bryan photographed this headstone, a family photo had been left propped against the headstone. There is no information, as yet, as to the identities of the family members.

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