Wednesday, 8 August 2012

John Henry Yeardley 1894 - 1919

No blogs for over a month and then two come along together!

It was a workday last Saturday for the Friends of Walkley Cemetery last Saturday 4th August 2012. After an early "sharp" downpour that ensured I spent the next couple of hours in damp clothing I discovered an excellent memorial that was covered in thick undergrowth. After a bit of clearing I found it was the grave of the YEARDLEY family and the first inscription on the headstone refered to the loss the family experienced when their son JOHN HENRY died whilst on active service in January 1919 in Mons. The Great War had finished in November 1918 but tens of thousands were still awaiting demobilisation - John was obviously one of them but he never returned home 

Rank: Private
Service No: T/254813
Date of Death: 30/01/1919
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
 "Y" Siege Park Workshops
Grave Reference  X. B. 3.
Additional Information: Son of Alfred Yeardley, of 86. Waller Rd., Walkley, Sheffield.

1911 Census Record
Name     John Henry Yeardley
Relationship to Head of Household     Son
Condition     Single Gender     Male
Age     17 Estimated Year of Birth     1894
Occupation     Grinder Pen Blade
Employed     Y Working at Home     N
Industry     Cutlery Manuf
Place of Birth     Sheffield Yorks
Enumerator Information Address     57 Newcastle St Parish     Sheffield Type of Building     Private House
Number of Rooms     4  Inhabited     Y
Reference     RG14PN27852 RG78PN1594 RD510 SD1 ED4 SN25
Administrative County     Yorkshire (West Riding) Registration District     Sheffield Registration Sub District     South Sheffield Enumeration District     4
Reference Information Folio     55 Page     1 Piece     27852
RD number     510
SD number     1
ED number     4
Schedule     25

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