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MAJ Charles Allix Lavington Yate

MAJ Charles Allix Lavington Yate

Birth
Madeley, Telford and Wrekin Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England
Death 20 Sep 1914 (aged 42)
Germany
Burial Stahnsdorf, Landkreis Potsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg, Germany
Plot Englischer Friedhof, II.G.8.
Memorial ID 10190702 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Madeley, England, he served as a Major in the 2nd Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, British Army. On August 26, 1914 at Le Cateau, France, Major Yate commanded one of the two companies that remained to the end in the trenches. When all other officers had been killed or wounded and ammunition exhausted, he led his 19 survivors against the enemy in a charge. He was captured by the Germans and interned in a prisoner of war camp at Targau, Germany. After repeated attempts, he escaped a month later on September 19, 1914, but was quickly apprehended by local factory workers who suspected his appearance and cut his throat to avoid recapture and possible execution as a spy. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on November 25, 1915.

Age: 42
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2nd Bn.
Honors: 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.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10190702
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Charles Allix Lavington Yate (14 Mar 1872–20 Sep 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10190702, citing Südwestfriedhof der Berliner Synode (Military), Stahnsdorf, Landkreis Potsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .