MajorYATE, CHARLES ALLIX LAVINGTON

Died 20/09/1914

Aged 42

2nd Bn.
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

V C, Twice Mentioned in Despatches

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.

Citation

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.

Buried at BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY

Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Number of casualties: 1176

Cemetery/memorial reference: II. G. 8.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.