I have previously covered Tom Browns Tree which marks his 1705 birthplace, so today his grave which is a replica of a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone that was presented by the Queen’s Own Hussars in 1968.
As previously mentioned he is known for his role in the Battle of Dettingen which took place on 27th June 1743 in Bavaria during the War of the Austrian Succession.
His regiments standard was captured and while recovering it he received terrible injuries to his face including his nose being cut off. He is said to have been given a silver nose by King George II.
He retired to Yarm with a pension of 30 shillings from the King, as two shots from the battle could not be safely removed from his back, he died there in 1746.
The 690m long, 43 arch, Yarm Viaduct was built at a cost of £44,500 between 1848 and its official opening on 15th May 1852.
It contains over 7.5 millions brick and was built to extend the Leeds and Thirsk Railway from Northallerton to Stockton and Hartlepool when it became known as the Leeds Northern Railway.
The carved plaque records the Engineers Thomas Grainger and John Bourne.
Superintendent Joseph Dixon
Contractors Trowsdale, Jackson and Garbutt. 1849
This plaque commemorates the 8 local men who served in what is now known as the Second Boer War between 1899–1902
1st P.W.O. 19th Yorkshire Regiment:
Corp. George Temple Todd
Pte. Thomas William Baldridge
Pte. Matthew Henry Dawson
Pte. Albert Vickers Wilson
Pte. Henry Thomas Fisher
Tpr. Edward Holt
Tpr. Hereward Sadler
also Pte. Owen O’Shaughnessey, 3rd P.W.O. Yorkshire Regt. who was killed at the Battle of Paardeberg, Feb. 18th, 1900.