Harrogate, Stonefall Cemetery Information


Wetherby Road, Harrogate

Date opened: 05.06.1914

Stonefall Cemetery
Bereavement Services Manager

Tel: 01423 883523
Fax: 01423 884151

Stonefall Cemetery
Wetherby Road

Office Open:
8.30am - 4.30pm
Office Closed:
Weekends and Bank Holidays

Stonefall Cemetery is located south-east of Harrogate, on the fringe of the town, just off the A661 on Forest Lane

Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 Many airfields were established in Yorkshire during the Second World War, among them R.A.F. stations at Harrogate, Linton-on-Ouse, Tockwith, Rufforth and Marston Moor.

No. 6 (R.C.A.F.) Bomber Group, had their headquarters at Allerton Park near Knaresborough and all the stations controlled by this group were in the area north of Harrogate, the largest base having its headquarters at Linton-on-Ouse.

Nearly all of the 988 Second World War burials in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery are of airmen, two-thirds of them Canadian.
Many of these men died in the military wing of Harrogate General Hospital.

During the early months of the war, a piece of land was set aside for service war burials in Sections 20E and 21E and in July 1943, the Air Forces Section was opened at the north-eastern corner of the cemetery for burials from airfields in Yorkshire and the north-eastern counties.

A few of the war graves from this period are scattered elsewhere in the cemetery.

There are also 23 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated at Harrogate Stonefall.
This total includes six casualties alternatively commemorated by special memorial because their graves in churchyards elsewhere* could no longer be maintained.

* Low Moor (Wesley Place) Methodist Churchyard; Edlington (St Peter) New Churchyard ; Denholme Wesleyan Reform Chapelyard.

No. of Identified Casualties: 1016

*(1 of the burials is an unidentified R.A.F. airman)

War Graves Register

Memorial Plaque inside the shelter

Links to CWGC

Captain R. S. BARTRAM Royal Engineers 19/01/1943
Captain J. C. BLAIKIE Royal Signals 29/09/1946
F/O (Pilot) E. F. H. HALY D.F.C. Royal Air Force 17/09/1944
A.C.W. 2nd Cl. Esme J. HELEY Womens Auxiliary Air Force       30/12/1941
A.C. 2 H. P. MILNER Royal Air Force 24/12/1940
Sergeant (Nav.) K. W. PEVERLEY Royal Air Force 24/03/1943
Major W. VESTEY-JONES Pioneer Corps 22/10/1942
F/O (Pilot) A. I. WATTERSON Royal Air Force 24/09/1940
Sergeant (A.B.) P. A. WHITE Royal Air Force 04/04/1943
Private J. C. WILSON Royal Army Service Corps 08/07/1946
L/Serjeant D. A. WINSTANLEY Royal Signals 07/06/1942
Sergeant (Pilot) D. LEE Royal Air Force 30/07/1942

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