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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Francis Leonard Yeates -

Name : Francis Leonard Yeates

Son of : John Yeates and Elizabeth Yeates (née Gilmore), of 2, Gordon Terrace, Heytesbury Rd., Newport, Isle of Wight.

Born : 14 September 1894, Newport.
  Census information :

1901 : John and Elizabeth Yeates, with their children including Francis aged 6, are at 40 Worsley Road, Newport. John Yeates is an Assistant Warder (Convict Service).

1911 : John and Elizabeth Yeates, with their children including Francis aged 16, are at 40 Merton Terrace, Worsley Road, Newport. John Yeates is a Pensioner (Prison Service), Francis Yeates is a Tailor's Apprentice.

Education :

Attended Parkhurst / Hunnyhill School
  Service Details :

Rifleman 1184 Francis Leonard Yeates, B Coy., 1/8th Bn., Hampshire Regiment, (Isle of Wight Rifles).

Casualty Details :

Died : 12 August 1915 aged 20.

Commemorated at : Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle Isle of Wight Rifles Memorial Panel 14
Newport Borough War Memorial
Newport Drill Hall Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial
Newport 1st Scout Group War Memorial WW I
Newport Conservative Club Roll of Honour
  Photo Gallery :

Click on thumbnail for larger image
Photo courtesy of Sue Mears.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press
11 September 1915

Rfn. F. Yeates, B Co, aged 20, single, officially reported missing, is the son of Mr. John Yeates, prison officer, of Hunnyhill, Newport. He worked at the Royal Brewery latterly and before served his apprenticeship at Messrs. Osborne & Sons, tailors, Newport.
  Acknowledgments :

Sue Mears for photo and additional information; Francis Yeates was her husband's great uncle.

Valerie Diebelius, who is recording the Registers of Parkhurst and Hunnyhill Schools
  Page status :
Page last updated : 16 Feb 2015 (added photo and additional information from Sue Mears)


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