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Major CHARLES ALLIX LAVINGTON YATE

Regiment & Unit/Ship

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

2nd Bn.

Date of Death

Died 20 September 1914

Age 42 years old

Buried or commemorated at

BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY

II. G. 8.

Germany

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Twice Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Son of the Rev. George Edward Yate, Vicar of Madeley, Shropshire and Prebendary of Hereford; husband of Florence Helena. Served in the South African War.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 28985, dated 25th Nov., 1914, records the following:- Commanded one of the two Companies that remained to the end in the trenches at Le Cateau on 26th August, and, when all other officers were killed or wounded and ammunition exhausted, led his nineteen survivors against the enemy in a charge in which he was severely wounded. He was picked up by the enemy and has subsequently died as a prisoner of war.

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