YEARDLEY Harry + John

643 Cpl Harry YEARDLEY 1/4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment

Wounded 29th August 1915

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Harry YEARDLEY was born at Attercliffe, Sheffield in 1890. Son of Arthur and Fanny YEARDLEY. We can follow him through the census record as follows:-

1891 – 132 Liegh Street, Attercliffe

1901 – 63 Makin Street, Darnall

1911 – 12 Makin Street, Darnall

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Harry first enlisted with the York and Lancaster regiment as a territorial soldier on the 25th May 1908. He was a miner employed at the Tinsley Park Colliery and his given address at this time was 113 Stovin Road, Darnall.

Harry was embodied with the 1/4th Hallamshires on 5th August 1914 and he would enter France on the 26th June 1915.

On the 29th August 1915 Harry was wounded, gun shot wound to right shoulder. This was a significant wound as he would be hospitalised and subsequently discharged having completed his term of engagement on 27th April 1916. The battalion war diary tells us that the battalion were in front line trenches at Elverdinge near Ypres. On the day Harry was wounded the enemy subjected the trenches to shelling and launching bombs by catapult. 2 men were killed and 8 wounded.

His discharge documents show that his medals were sent to 2 Sheffield addresses. Pearl Street, Sheffield and 16 Beall Street, Attercliffe.

Pearl street housing

Pearl street housing

Beall Street

Beall Street

 Harry passed away in Dover in 1968 aged 78.

 

310030 Petty Officer Stoker John William YEARDLEY Royal Navy

 

DIED by drowning HMS NEGRO 21st December 1916

 

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John was born on the 23rd March 1888 at Ecclesfield, Sheffield. Son of Arthur and Fanny YEARDLEY.

1891 Census – 132 Leigh Street, Attercliffe.

1901 Census – 63 Makin Street, Darnall.

1911 Census – Globe Inn, Kings Quay Street, Harwich – Seaman.

 

Died 21st December 1916 – Address given as 16 Beall Street, Attercliffe.

 

John enlisted with the Royal Marines on the 8th October 1905 and at this time gave his previous occupation as a apprentice moulder at the Edgar Allen Imperial Steel Works, Tinsley, Sheffield and a pre war territorial with the 1st Volunteer Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. He transferred for service with the Royal Navy on the 5th April 1906, a proposed engagement of 12 years.

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His service records show us he served on the following:-

HMS Pembroke 2    05.04.1906 — 26.11.1906 – Stoker 2nd class

HMS Pegasus     27.11.1906 — 31.03.1907 Stoker 2nd class

HMS Powerful   01.04.1907 — 19.06.1907 – Stoker 2nd class

HMS Powerful   20.06.1907 — 30.09.1907 – Stoker 1st class

HMS Pegasus     16.10.1907 — 28.02.1909 –  Stoker 1st class

HMS Sappho      01.03.1909 — 28.04.1909 – Stoker 1st class

HMS Pembroke 2   29.04.1909 — 02.06.1909 – Stoker 1st class

HMS Tyne    03.06.1909 — 14.03.1910 – Stoker 1st class

HMS St George  15.03.1910 — 31.03.1910 – Stoker 1st class

HMS Actaeon       01.04.1910 — 25.08.1911 – Stoker 1st class

HMS Pembroke 2   26.08.1911 — 22.01.1912 – Leading Stoker

HMS Blenheim    23.01.1912 — 05.12.1913 – Leading Stoker/ASPO

HMS Pembroke 2   01.12.1913 — 09.03.1914 – Stoker Petty Officer

HMS Formidable    10.03.1914 — 27.08.1914 – Stoker Petty Officer

HMS Formidable    27.08.1914 — 31.08.1914 – Stoker 1st class

HMS Pembroke 2   01.09.1914 — 22.09.1914 – Stoker 1st class

HMS Dido    23.09.1914 — 31.10.1914 – Stoker 1st class

HMS Fearless   01.11.1914 — 27.11.1914 – Stoker 1st class

HMS Hecla    28.11.1914 — 22.06.1915 – Leading Stoker

HMS Hecla    23.06.1915 — 19.04.1916 – Stoker Petty Officer

HMS Diligence   20.04.1916 — 19.06.1916 – Stoker Petty Officer

HMS Pembroke 2   20.06.1916 — 11.07.1916 – Stoker Petty Officer

HMS Negro    12.07.1916 — 21.12.1916 – Stoker Petty Officer

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HMS NEGRO

HMS NEGRO

 John is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial

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