Cpl Charles Cleaver Yates, CH/19287 RMLI

1896 Feb 12. Born illegitimate and christened Charles Burdett Yates. One can see his mother Beatrice E Yates in 1891 census living with her parents William & Jane, she is 17 and single

1901 census his mother is at 1, Russell Street, Leicester

and he is with his grandparents, listed as "son", but in 1911 census as "grandson". At Cemetry Road Sileby

1911 census his mother is at 21 Winchester St Coventry

and he is with his grandparents at Cemetery Road Sileby

1914 Oct 3. Enlisted His service record shows giving his trade as "shoe hand" since age of 15. At Deal recruit depot. His medal roll shows 1914-15 Star, Victory & British War Medals, so he served overseas, under the guise of depot to which he was assigned

1915 Mar 11. Posted to Chatham

1915 Aug 28. Posted to Lowestoft

1918 Jan 16. Posted to Chatham

1918 Mar 14. Posted to Coventry

1919 Dec 10. Promoted Corporal

1920 May 4. Posted to Chatham

1920 Jun 20. Posted to 8th Battalion

1920 Jul 24. Murdered, age 24, by Private Helmore at Ballyvaughan Coastguard Station. Son of Beatrice Eveline Cleaver (formerly Yates), of Myrtle Villa, 51, Hugh Rd., Coventry, and of Frederick Cleaver (stepfather).

Death incorrecty recorded as Cornelius Yates

Helmore's Court Martial is at The Court Martial is in NTA at WO 71/1414



British Soldiers killed in Ireland