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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;-

Private James Marshall Armstrong
Lieutenant George Brown, RAF
Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Hedley Charlton, M
C
Private Private John George Hodgson.
2nd Lieutenant Frederick Hunter Hyland

Corporal Fred Mason


Private James Marshall Armstrong, 50808.
2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment, formerly 45083 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. M. Patterson, of 31, Mozart St., South Shields. Killed 2 October 1918.
Born Blackill (Durham), Enlisted South Shields (Durham).
Buried JONCOURT EAST BRITISH CEMETERY.

Photo by soilsister of the Find A Grave website.





Lieutenant George Brown, RAF.
108 Squadron Royal Air Force, formerly 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of David Goodall Brown and Helen Nelson Brown. Killed 23 October 1918. Aged 20.
Born Leicester, Resided Whitley Bay.
Buried BOEKHOUTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY (Belgium).

The headstone is that of Lieutenant Brown.
Photos © Copyright Wernervc and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
The lower photo on the left shows the graves of Captain Charles Graham Haynes, MC*, RAF and Lieutenant George Brown, RAF.
Photo : Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

George Brown was born on 18 May 1898. In August 1914 he enlisted with the 23rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (aged just 16), where he is shown as being a Sergeant.
He transferred to the Yorkshire Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 26 August 1917 (in the Officer Cadet Unit).
He joined the 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment on 4 August 1918, before transferring to the Royal Air Force.
He was killed on 23 October 1918 when flying as an Observer in a DH9 aircraft, piloted by Captain Charles Graham Haynes, MC*, RAF.

Further information can be obtained from the Northumbria World War One Project website.

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.

John George Hodgson, 34907. KIng's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Private John George Hodgson. 34907.
9th Battalion King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), formerly 5395 Yorkshire Regiment. KIlled 16 September 1916.
Enlisted Richmond (Yorks).
Buried VILLE-SUR-ANCRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. .

Photo by Peter Hodgson, <zedz@hotmail.com>.

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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