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VC531   Charles Allix Lavington Yate

BORN   14 March 1872

DIED   20 September 1914  AGE   42

VC Won   26 August  1914   AGE   42

Place VC Won   Le Cateau, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Charles Allix Lavington Yate  No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   531   Awards   VC      

Regiment   King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2nd  Battalion, B Company

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Madeley Vicarage, Madeley, Telford, Shropshire, England

Place Of Death   Torgau, near Berlin, Germany

Buried/Location Ashes   Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Stahnsdorf, Germany


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot II, Row G, Grave 8

Gazetted   25 November 1914

VC Presented   2 August 1919, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Stahnsdorf, Germany

Named on screen at St Aldhelm's Church, Weymouth, Dorset

P  Named on War Memorial at St Michael's Church, Madeley, Telford, Shropshire    

P  Named on war memorial, Madeley, Telford, Shropshire

P  Named on memorial, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Russell Square, Madeley, Shropshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

A memorial did exist at St Andrews church, Tokyo, Japan, but was destroyed in the Second World War

VC Held By

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum, Chequer Road, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England



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