YATES, John William

Pte 17461 East Yorks, discharged 15/8/1916 as medically unfit due to GSW to waist. He was refused a pension as the Army alleged the wound was self-inflicted. He maintained he was cleaning his rifle when it went off. b1896 Sheffield. He was a fitter in a pit. Brother of Henry, above. Their mother was Mary Jane Richmond, b 1864 at Hathersage, 1871C living in Cabbage Row, Hathersage. Her husband Frederick Yates, died 1904 and she remarried Mark Darling 1908. 1911C living in Sheffield.