Norham Churchyard Section A Row 8 – 1 – Scott/Wharton
In loving memory of Jane SCOTT beloved wife of George WHARTON who died 4th August 1905 aged 41 years.
Also Rose T. daughter of Adam and Mary WHARTON who died 1st December 1912 aged 8 months.
Also George son of the above George WHARTON who was killed in France 16th July 1916 aged 19 years.
Also the above George WHARTON who died 19th November 1951 aged 36 years. Erected by their son Adam.
Private George Wharton, 1/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France during the Battle of the Somme on 16th July 1916, aged 19. He was the son of George and the late Jane Wharton of Holmside Cottage, Norham and is buried in Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Somme, France. He was one of the Battalion bombers and was killed whilst in the act of throwing bombs into the German trenches. Before the war he was a fisherman on the River Tweed and had enlisted at a recruiting meeting held in Norham.