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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Herbert Yates

Herbert YatesBolton Journal and Guardian 10 September 1915

Boltonians in Fierce Engagement

The 6th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment suffered in Gallipoli in an engagement on August 9th. A number of Bolton soldiers are in this Battalion…

Private Herbert Yates (11190), 6th L. N. L. has been posted as missing after an engagement in Gallipoli, on August 9th, 1915. He lived with his wife in Bolton at 20, Haigh-st., and was employed at Messrs, Dobson and Barlow’s. He enlisted at the latter part of August last year and underwent training at Preston, Tidworth, and Blackdown. He has two other brothers in the Army, one of whom is home wounded. The other has just completed his last leave and is stationed at Aldershot.

Bolton Journal and Guardian 14 July 1916

Missing, Now Presumed Dead

Private Herbert Yates (1190), Loyal North Lancashires, has been missing since August 9th, 1915 and now the War Office has intimated to his wife, who resides at  49, Union-rd., Tonge Moor, that it is assumed that he died on that date. Yates enlisted on August 14th, 1914, and went into training at Tidworth, Winchester, and Blackdown. From the latter place he went to the Dardanelles on June 14th, 1915. Yates, who was 32 years of age, worked in the ring spindle department at Messrs. Dobson and Barlow’s until he joined the Army. He attended Mawdsley-st. P.S.A.* and his name appears on the Roll of Honour. He leaves a widow and one child.

Herbert was the son of William Yates b.1841, a general labourer, and Alice Yates née Rose b.1845.

Herbert first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 17 Frazer Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Ann Rose b.1871, Edward b.1875, Henry b.1878, Mary b.1880, Goodman b.1882, Louisa b.1886, Samuel b.1888 and Albert b.1890.

In 1901 Herbert was living at 8 Herbert Street, Bolton with his widowed mother and siblings Louisa, Samuel and Albert along with married sister Ann Hamer and her three children.

Herbert married Mary Ellen Carson b.1885 at All Souls Church, Bolton on 2 April 1904.

In 1911 the couple were living at 4 Boston Street, Bolton with their daughter Mary Ellen b.1905 and Herbert's brother Albert.

* PSA = Pleasant Sunday Afternoon


Name Yates, Herbert
Rank Private
Number 11190
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
August 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 31
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment