John was born in about 1896. He married Doris May Seeds at Wirksworth, 1923. In 1939, the family were living at Toadhole Furnace, Oakerthorpe, and John worked as a colliery hewer.
Derby Daily Telegraph
5 April 1923
A WIRKSWORTH BRIDE
A quiet wedding at Belper on Saturday was that between Mr John Yates of Plaistow Green, Crich and Miss Doris May Seeds, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ernest Seeds of Wash Green, Wirksworth.
1901: Plaistow Green
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John Yates's brother George Yates is also on the Roll of Honour.