Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

Research and Resources around the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during WWI

Lance Corporal Richard Yeates (1896-1917)

Richard Yeates was killed in action during the Good Friday Attack of 6th April 1917

Name: YEATES
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 06/04/1917
Service No: 200864
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Margaret Ada Yeates, of Poplar Gardens, Garsington, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 42.
Cemetery: VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY

Name: Richard Yeates
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 7 Apr 1917
Enlistment Location: Garsington, Oxon
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 200864
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Please note that the 1901 census had Richard’s father listed as a farmer and market gardener.

The Picture of the Garsington War Memorial below also lists Frederick Yeates, who I believe is a cousin.

Frederick had served with the 2nd Battalion and had been killed in 1915 whole serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Ox & Bucks.

Name: YEATES, FREDERICK
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Service No: 9683
Additional information: Son of Henry and Mary Yeates, of Garsington, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

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