Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Yorke, George - Private (9889)

Private George Yorke
12th Battalion,
Lancashire Fusiliers,
Killed in Action 13th January 1918
Age 42

Newspaper reports:
The death in action on January 13th is reported of a Haslingden man, Private George Yorke, Lancashire Fusiliers, whose wife and four children live at 4 Communion Street. Haslingden.

Newspaper Memorial Notices:
In loving memory of my dear Husband, Pte, George Yorke, 9889 Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action  January 13th 1918, and was interred at Pearces Military Cemetery, Salonica, Aged 41 years. Grave No: E1026

"One year has past since that sad day,
When one we loved was called away;
But now he's gone we're left behind,
This world to face and friends to find.
  "Gone, but not forgotten".
From his sorrowing Wife and Children, 4 Town Gate, Haslingden.

In loving memory of Pte, George Yorke,

"Only a memory of bygone days, 
And a sigh for a face unseen,
But a constant feeling that God alone,
Knoweth best what might have been"
From Sister-in-law Cicely, and Nephews

We pictured his safe returning,
We longed to clasp his hand,
But God has postponed the meeting,
Till we meet in a Better Land.
From Sister-in-law Annie and Niece, and John (in Salonica)

Sleep on, dear brother, in a far-off grave,
A grave we may never see;
But as long as life and memory last,
We will remember thee.
From his sorrowing Mother, Brother, Sister and Family, 43 Hud Rake, Haslingden.

Buried at Karasouli Military Cemetery - Greece.

"Killed in Action" notification for 13th January 1918
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