Tuesday, 15 May 2012

1914-1918 War Grave

One of the newest graves at St George's church is this one on the edge of the burial ground.

The inscription reads:

1914 - 1918

Those honoured here died in the service of their country and lie buried in this churchyard

Private W.L.Ashton
Manchester Regiment 9.5.1916
Private J.Barber
Labour Corps 11.2.1919
Private H.Beeley
South Lancashire Regiment 18.3.1917
Private J.Middleton
South Lancashire Regiment 22.9.1916
Private E.Smith
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 14.7.1916
Colour Sergeant C.S.Apleton
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 16.8.1916

A wider view can be seen on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Taphophile Tragics.


  1. How unusual to have a monument such as this detialing several burials and not individual commonwealth war graves. Great picture!

    Herding Cats

  2. there are far too many such markers - but it is good to see and remember.

  3. Looks like Private Beeley may have died of war wounds after the Armistice. Are burials no longer held here?

  4. Perhaps all these men were injured on the Western Front and died of their injuries in Britain.

  5. beautiful photo with this bright green grass that surrounds the headstone.

  6. If they lie buried in this churchyard, as the marker states, I wonder what their individual headstones are like, and WHY it was deemed necessary to have to more formal marker.