Corporal Charles Cleaver Yates


Corporal Charles Cleaver Yates (aged 24) of the 8th Battalion of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and the HMS Coventry (Ballyvaughan Coastguard Station and Central Military Hospital, Cork)

Date of incident: 24 July 1920 (date of death)

Sources: Death Certificate (Cork No. 1 Urban), 24 July 1920; Commonwealth War Graves Commission;,%20CHARLES%20CLEAVER (accessed 30 Sept. 2014); (accessed 26 Sept. 2015).


Note: Corporal Yates ‘died of wounds received in Ireland’. He succumbed to his injuries (gunshot wounds to the spine) after eighteen days at the Central Military Hospital in Cork city. He had been fatally wounded (‘murdered’) by Private Helmore at Ballyvaughan Coastguard Station. See (accessed 26 Sept. 2015). His death certificate gives his forename as Cornelius, but the CWGC website gives it as Charles. His middle name of Cleaver was taken from his stepfather Frederick Cleaver. He was buried in the Coventry (London Road) Cemetery. 

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