George Yates (1894–1962)



Photo courtesy Roy Fantom

George Yates in 1950

George Yates in 1950

George born in 1894 and was a labourer in a woodyard. He married Doris May Botham at Crich in1924. In 1939, the family were living at Parkhead, and George worked as a colliery hewer.

1918 Crich voters
George Yates, Plaistow Green; absent on military service.

Derbyshire Courier
7 September 1918
News has been received by Mr and Mrs George Yates, Causeway lane, Crich, that their eldest son, Pte. George Yates, has been wounded. Pte. Yates writing from a hospital in Bimingham, to which he was brought from France, states he has been wounded in the right arm.

1939 Register: Parkhead, Crich
George Yates b.29 September 1894; underground coal face hewer, heavy work
Doris May Yates b.19 March 1899
Eileen Holmes (Hewkin, Yates) b.15 December 1928; school

George Yates married Doris May Botham in 1924 at Crich


1901: Plaistow Green

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Yates Head 32 Stone mason Crich
Mary Yates wife 31   Crich
George Yates son 6   Crich
John Yates son 5   Crich
Annie Yates daughter 3   Crich

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Yates Head 41 Labourer wire works Crich Carr
Mary Yates wife 40 Warehouse wireworks Wheatcroft
George Yates son 16 Labourer woodworks Crich
John Yates son 15   Crich
Annie Yates daughter 13   Crich
William Yates son 7   Plaistow Green
Bernice Yates daughter 5   Plaistow Green

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George Yates's brother John Yates is also on the Roll of Honour.