MILITARY

CORBITT John Frederick (1868 – 1917)

LIEUTENANT, ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS 151st PROTECTION COY. Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. John was born in Gateshead in 1868, the eldest son of Michael and Annie. John had an older sister, Ida and three younger brothers, Edward, Tom and Leonard. The 1871 Census has the Corbitt family living at 3, Bloomfield […]

YOUNG David Lindsay (1893 – 1917)

SECOND-LIEUTENANT, THE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. David was the youngest of three children to Lindsay Smith Young and Esther Ruth Young. In the 1911 Census, the family were recorded as living at 9 Osborne Avenue, Jesmond, and consisted of Lindsay’s (53) whose occupation was identified as ‘Shipbroker’, Esther […]