|The main street in Burton. The road on the left goes down to the river. |
I am standing outside the village shop.
The weather was fine when I walked into the village. Soon found All Saints Church and the memorial outside, fortunately a member of the church was inside and he told me lots of interesting stuff about the village and the church’s origins. Had it not been for him I would not have found the sole war grave in the cemetery. I am indebted to you!
|All Saints church, |
Paley and Austin
These are the first photos, with the inscriptions, more to follow.
|The memorial inside the church|
|The memorial cross outside the church,|
According to the IVM there are names on the 2 sides of the memorial,
I did not look but I can only presume that they are the same as the memorial in the church
DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGT.
29TH JUNE 1916
According to Ancestry John Young died at home. Whether he was stationed locally I do not know. The 2nd/6th was formed at Skipton in Craven in September 1914 as a home service ("second line") unit. This unit was considered a member of the Territorial force. It seems unlikely that this soldier had ever gone abroad to fight.
The extract below is from the Duke of Wellington Regiment Website"
"1 March 1915 : came under orders of 186th Brigade in 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division. Moved to Thoresby Park (Ollerton) in May 1915. Moved in October 1915 to Retford, November 1915 to Newcastle, January 1916 to Salisbury Plain, June 1916 Halesworth, October 1916 to Bedford.
Landed in France in January 1917."