Major Charles Yate VC - 2nd Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry


KNOWN GRAVES OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN: GERMANY

Name Edward Colquhon,
CHARLTON
Neville Bowes,
ELLIOTT-COOPER
Julian Royds,
GRIBBLE
Ian Oswald,
LIDDELL
Rank Guardsman Lieutenant-Colonel Captain Captain
Force 2nd Bn Irish Guards Comd 8th Bn Royal Fusiliers 10th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment 5th Bn Coldstream Guards
VC won Wistedt, Germany,
21 April 1945
Near Cambrai, France,
30 November 1917
Hermies Ridge, France,
23 March 1918
Lingen, Germany,
3 April 1945
London Gaz 2 May 1945 13 February 1918 28 June 1918 7 June 1945
Born Rowlands Gill, Co Durham,
15 June 1920
London,
22 January 1889
London,
5 January 1897
Shanghai, China,
19 October 1919
Died 21 April 1945,
POW Camp, Bremervorde
11 February 1918,
POW Camp, Hannover
25 November 1918,
POW Camp, Kassel
21 April 1945,
Rothenburg *
Grave Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau Hamburg ( Ohlsdorf ) Cemetery Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassell Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau
Location
of VC
Irish Guards RHQ, Wellington Barracks, London Royal Fusiliers Museum, Tower-of-London Believed desroyed in a fire Coldstream Guards RHQ, Wellington Barracks, London
Remarks None DSO, MC None * Killed in action

GERMANY

Name Robert Anthony Maurice,
PALMER
James,
STOKES
James Allen,
WARD
Charles Allix Lavington,
YATE
Rank Squadron Leader Private Sergeant Major
Force 109 Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 2nd Bn King's Shropshire Light Infantry RNZAF ( att'd 75 Squadron RAF ) 2nd Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
VC won Over Germany,
23 December 1944
Kervenheim, Germany,
1 March 1945
Over The Netherlands,
7 July 1941
Le Cateau, France,
26 August 1914
London Gaz 23 March 1945 17 April 1945 5 August 1941 25 November 1914
Born Gillingham, Kent,
7 July 1920
Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire,
6 February 1915
Wellington, New Zealand,
14 June 1919
Madeley, Shropshire,
14 March 1872
Died 23 December 1944,
Over Cologne *
1 March 1945,
Kervenheim *
15 September 1941,
over Hamburg
20 September 1914,
POW Camp, Torgau, Nr Berlin *
Grave Rheinberg War Cemetery Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nr Kleve Hamburg ( Ohlsdorf ) Cemetery Berlin South West Cemetery, Stahsdorf
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Not publicly held Auckland War Memorial Museum King's Own Yorkshire LI Museum, Doncaster
Remarks DFC & Bar
* Killed during his VC action
* Killed during his VC action None * Shot during his third escape bid.

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