Memorial Register, WW1, Staffordshire 79-187, Cemeteries and Churchyards in the Northern and Central parts of Staffordshire

NORTH AND CENTRAL STAFFORDSHIRE THE C METE ERIE Sand Churchyards included in this group cover the whole of the Administrative County of Stafford cxccpt the industrial districts on and near the Warwickshire border which are the subject of a separate group of Registers. They are 109 in number and they contain 1330 War Graves, which maybe classified as follows :—Soldiers of United Kingdom units -958 German Army ------221 New Zealand Expeditionary Force -73 Royal Navy -------18 Royal Air Force ------17 Overseas Military Forces of Canada ---17 Royal Marines ------12 Australian Imperial Force -10 Queen Alexandras Royal Naval Nursing Service- 1 Queen Alexandras Imperial Military Nursing Service -------1 South African Expeditionary Force ---1 Austrian Army ------j Of the British soldiers 213 belonged to the Prince of Waless (North Staffordshire Regiment) 39 to the South Staffordshire Regiment and two to the Staffordshire Yeomanry. The North Staffords sent eleven Battalions to service overseas and the South Staffords twelve. The Staffordshire Yeomanry served in Egypt and Palestine. The Staffordshire .F.AR .and the Staffordshire .G.AR .served in France and Flanders. The Registers in this group are arranged under the names of the Boroughs and Urban and Rural Districts in which the Cemeteries and Churchyards are situated. In the Rural Districts the name of the Civil Parish is added where it differs materially from that of the burial ground. The Registers record particulars of 1108 War Graves.
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