On this day 27th September 1917

7669/242466 Pte Richard Bertie Yates died as a POW

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Richard Bertie Yates originally enlisted into the Derbyshire Yeomanry and was transferred to the 1/6th Battalion in reinforcement late 1916/early 1917. He was buried by with a number of Russian soldiers and after the was his body was exhumed and he is no interned in Tournai Communal Cemetery.

Richard was the son of David and Linda Yates of 59 Portland St., Mansfield Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire. He was Born in Clay Cross.


No record in the 1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]


27/IX/17: Hostile artillery quite on back and forward areas. Hostile TM’s more active than hither to on QUARRY (H32d) and on front line of left sub sector. Our snipers claim 2 hits.h32d

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

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