Commonwealth War Graves
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) care for the graves of those who were casualties of conflict between:
4th August 1914 and 31st August 1921 - First World War
3rd September 1939 and 31st December 1947 - Second World War
During the Second World War, the churchyard of All Saints, Newton was used for the burial of air casualties from nearby RAF Linton on Ouse, one of the main Canadian operational bases of No 6 (RCAF) Bomber Group. This practice continued until 1943 when the Regional Cemetery at Harrogate was established.
There are 23 Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard; details of these can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
Ministry of Defence Graves
In addition to the Commonwealth War Graves, there are 27 Ministry of Defence graves that are cared for by the CWGC via a reciprocal agreement.
These graves belong to service personnel who lost their lives in miliatry service outwith the date ranges specified above. Veterans UK maintain an online Roll of Honour that contains names of members of the Armed Forces who have died in military service on or after 1st January 1948. This may help in providing further details of those personnel buried in our churchyard. The database also shows whether someone's name is on the Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire.
Remembrance floral tribute 2021 kindly gifted by Lindsey of Little Bear & Bird florists, Haxby.