states service no. 90681] Shoeing Smith 90680, "A" Battery,
58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery formerly 3540, Lancashire
Fusiliers. Killed in action 27 October 1916 [Newspaper states
26 October 1916]. Aged 27. Born 8 May 1889 in Shrewsbury, Salop,
enlisted Manchester, Lancs. Baptised 6 April 1890 in Shrewsbury,
St George's, Salop, son of Thomas and Fanny Yates. Son of Fanny
Yates, of 25, Beverley St., Moston Lane, Blackley, Manchester.
In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Shrewsbury, Shropshire,
son of Thomas and Fanny, resident Hunter Street, Shrewsbury, Atcham,
Shropshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Shrewsbury,
Shropshire, son of Thomas and fanny Yates, resident 6, Newthorpe
Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census
he was aged 20, born Shrewsbury, Shropshire, a Carter, son of
Thomas and fanny Yates, resident 25, Beverley Street, Blackley,
Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in COURCELETTE
BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 18.
from Manchester Evening News - Monday 15 January 1917,
in action, Shoeing-smith F. YATES, 3540, R.F.A., Oct. 26, 1916,
age 27, 25, Beverley-st.. Blackley. Death cannot divide. From
his sorrowing FATHER, MOTHER, and TOM, 25, Beverley-street, Blackley;
also brother HARRY (serving France).
in action, Shoeing-smith. F. YATES, 3540, R.F.A., Oct. 26, 1916,
age 27, 25, Beverley-st.. Blackley. Ever in thought. From his
brother JACK (serving in France), also sister in-law ANNIE, little
JACKIE and CLARA, 28, Woodliffe-street, Harpurhey.
—Killed action, Shoeing-smith F. YATES, 3540, R.F.A., Oct.
26, 1916, age 25, 25, Beverley-st.. Blackley. His duty done nobly
and well. From his sister GENNY and brother-in-law WALTER, also
little ERNEST & WALTER 38, Cross-street, Newton Heath.
—Shoeing-smith F. YATES, 3540, R.F.A., killed in action
Oct. 26, 1916, age 27, 25, Beverley-st., Blackley. As a friend
I proved him. As a brother I loved him. Sadly missed his sister
BESSlE, 25, Bevarley-etreet, Blackley.