Tyne and Wear HER(15735): East Rainton, Church of St. Cuthbert, grave - Details
East Rainton, Church of St. Cuthbert, grave
Religious Ritual and Funerary
The grave of William Kirtley of the Durham Light Infantry. He was the only soldier from East Rainton to be brought home to be buried. The grave is looked after by the War Graves Commissioners. The British Legion used to meet at the village hall. After the annual Armistice Service in the church the 'Last Post' was sounded over William Kirtley's grave.
East Rainton Women's Institute, no date, History of East Rainton (typescript);