Jack Yeates AB RN

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Reference WMO265446

Address:

Syston Cemetery

Barkby Road

Syston

Leicester

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Addition to gravestone. Jack Yeates was the son of Joseph and Margaret Elizabeth Yeates of Syston. He was employed at the footwear factory of H. garner and Sons in Albert Street, Syston before joining the Royal Navy around 1936. He was serving as a 1st Class Torpedoman on board the battlecruiser HMS Repulse when she was sunk by Japanese war planes on 10 December 1941. According to the CWGC casualty record, Jack was serving with HMS Sultan when he lost his life. HMS Sultan IV was the accounting base at Singapore between 1941 and 1942, commissioned in 1940. Jack Yeates was among those listed as Missing Presumed Killed following its destruction on the surrender of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 67. Column 1.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF / ARTHUR YEATES / DIED MAY 26 1936 AGED 11. / SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS / ALSO OF JACK YEATES A.B.R.N. / WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION / MARCH 9.,1942 AGED 22 / GREATHER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS. / ALSO THEIR LOVING MOTHER / MARGARET ELIZABETH / YEATES / DIED APRIL 18 1963 GED 71 / ABIDE WITH ME

Jack Yeates

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