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  • The yates family headstone which commemorates Albert Yates at Arnold (Redhill) Cemetery. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (August 2015)
Person Details
Arnold
Albert was born at Arnold in 1885, the son of Jonathan and Maria Yates of 81 St Albans Road, Arnold, Nottingham. He was raised in the town and was educated at the British School on Front Street. Jonathan was born in 1832 and worked as a boot maker whilst Maria was born in 1854 in Beeston. Albert had four brothers and sisters. In the 1911 census the family are shown living at Wesley Mount, St Albans Road ,Arnold Albert is single 26 years of age and his occupation is that of drapers shop assistant at a blouse manufacturer.
He was employed as a boot maker
04 Oct 1917
465297 - CWGC Website
R/4715
Lance Corporal
13th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
He enlisted in September 1914 into the Army at Nottingham and joined the Kings Royal Rifle Corps when after the completion of his basic training he was posted to their 13th battalion. He reached France on 30th July 1915. During fighting in the Menin Road area and during the attack on Broodseinde Ridge on the 4th October, the first day of the third battle of Ypres that Albert went missing and it was not until July 1918 that it was finally confirmed that Albert had been killed in action.
He is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium
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  • The yates family headstone which commemorates Albert Yates at Arnold (Redhill) Cemetery. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (August 2015)
    Albert Yates - The yates family headstone which commemorates Albert Yates at Arnold (Redhill) Cemetery. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (August 2015)
  • Close up of the inscription on the Yates family headstone in Arnold (Redhill ) Cemetery. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (August 2015)
    Albert Yates - Close up of the inscription on the Yates family headstone in Arnold (Redhill ) Cemetery. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (August 2015)
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium, Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Albert Yates - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium, Courtesy of Murray Biddle