SKELTON - IN - CLEVELAND
IN HISTORY

"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"


Pte W HARRIS.

3833, 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.

who died on the 14th July 1916.





New Skelton Cemetery.


No address or family connection yet traced.


W Harris is buried in Skelton and presumably died of wounds.
British War Dead were buried in the country where they lost their lives and their bodies not usually repatriated.
The Wharton Hall in Skelton was used as a hospital for casualties from 1916 to 1919.


. The 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment were formed in August 1914 in Northallerton.
They became part of the 150th Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
After landing at Boulogne on the 14th May 1915, the Division took part in most of the actions on the Western Front.
It had fought in 1915 in the Second Battle of Ypres and on the Somme in 1916, but men were being wounded all the time in day to day trench warfare, so it is impossible to say where W Harris was injured and how long he suffered.

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