The Royal Canadian Regiment and
The First World War - 1914-1919

Keighley (Morton) Cemetery

Northeast of the town of Keighley on Bradford Road (B6265) where the road runs east-southeast from Stockbridge towards Sandbeds..

For more information - CWGC

Royal Canadians buried at the Keighley (Morton) Cemetery are listed below.

Regt. No. Rank. Given Names. Surname. Date of Death. Remarks. CVWM/CWGC Link; Grave Ref.

Pte Marcus Holmes Pte Marcus Holmes

Photos by Jarrod Barker, provided through a request to the membership of the Great War Forum.

An explanatory note on the location of soldiers in the Keighley (Morton) Cemetery, received from Roger Thompson, a member the Great War Forum

When I visited Morton Cemetery I think I have already told you that I couldn't find his grave, well the puzzle as been solved with the help of the cemeteries office at Keighley. He is buried in a big plot holding 16 of the service lads who died up there and they are overlooked by the War Memorial Statue. They have no head stones but the whole plot is edged by Yorkshire Stone edging.

If you have a photo of the memorial, look at it and just to the left of the Soldier is Row L, and L 41 is the second one in from the path edge. You might better understand if you put up your google earth photo and just off centre to the right you can see the War Memorial and if my memory isn't playing me up the first line of graves from north to south(or up and down on the photo) is row K, the next one in is L and the numbers start from the top of the photo or the canal bank and its number 1. I hope this helps, so there is no individual grave or headstone to see just the War Memorial and plot.


Mr Thompson continued to correspind with the Cemetery, endeavouring to confirm the location of Pte Holmes' grave. He received this reply:

Dear Mr Thompson

Thank you for your e-mail of 25 April 2009.

I can confirm that Private Holmes is buried in grave L41 which is directly in front of the memorial containing the names of the First World War burials in the cemetery.

The memorials itself was erected originally by the local authority and later transferred to the Commission at which time it was refurbished and the panels renewed.

I hope this assists your enquiry and we will pass your comments concerning the Chapel to our UK Office and they will amend their records if necessary.

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely,

Maureen Annetts
Enquiries Section

The Regimental Rogue is very grateful for Roger's efforts on behalf of the Regiment in finding our fallen soldiers of the Great War.

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