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Richard Henry "Henry" YELLAND

Male Bef 1896 - 1916  (~ 19 years)


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  • Name Richard Henry "Henry" YELLAND  [1
    Nickname Henry 
    Born Bef 17 Dec 1896  Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • "YELLAND: At 1, Daniel-place, Penzance, the wife of Mr. John W. YELLAND, stone-cutter, a son."
      Published in the Cornishman, 17 December 1896.
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1916  [3
    • His war records state he was Richard Henry YELLAND, in the London Regiment, 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles). He enlisted in Penzance and was residing there at the time. His rank was L/CPL, number 3774. He was killed in action on 15 September 1916 in Flanders, France.
    Died 15 Sep 1916  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • Missing in action in WW 1 at age of 19.

      PENZANCE SOLDIER'S GALLANT CONDUCT LCE-CORPL HY YELLAND.
      Mrs. YELLAND, of 4, South Place Folly, Penzance recently received a letter from Sergt. Morel of the Post Office Rifles, in which he told her that the whereabouts of her son Lce Corpl. Hy. YELLAND of the London Regt. (Post Office Rifles), were unknown. Lce Corpl. YELLAND was in Sergt. Morel's platoon and fought side by side in a terrific engagment in High Wood on Sept. 16, when he was rendered hors de combat, while they were digging themselves in, previous to making a further advance on the retreating Germans.

      The letter was written on September 26th and up to the time of writing nothing had been seen or heard of the young soldier. The sergeant, however, hoped that he would be found wounded in one of the distant field hospitals. For his exceptional courage young Yelland had been recommended for the Military Medal. Until Monday morning this was all the news Mrs. YELLAND had obtained of her son and a rumour had spread among his many friends that he had been killed. On Monday, however, Mrs. YELLAND received an official intimation that her son was wounded. No particulars as to what engagement he was wounded in, or the nature of the wounds were given. Lce-Corpl. YELLAND is well known in the town, being an old National School boy, and Post Office employee. A large circle of friends will wish him a speedy recovery from his injuries and will hope that his case will be one of valour rewarded.

      Information was received on Thursday by Mrs. E. YELLAND of South Place, Penzance, that her son, Lance-Corpl. R. H. YELLAND was killed in combat. He being 19 years of age, had previously been reported wounded on the same date, and was recommended for the Military Medal in recognition of the part he took in a stiff engagement that eventually cost him his life.
      (Newspaper)
    Commemoration 1922  Penzance War Memorial, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • His name appears on this memorial as R. H. YELLAND.(Photograph) His name also appears on the war memorial in the main post office in Penzance. It is located high up on the wall to the right as you enter. He was awarded the Military Medal. (Personal communication)
    Commemoration 1932  Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Grave ref/panel : Pier and Face 9 C and 9 D.

      In Memory of / Richard Henry YELLAND, MM / Lance Corporal, 3774, 8th Bn., London Regt (Post Office Rifles) / who died age 19 / on 15th September 1916 / Son of Emma YELLAND of 4, South Place Folly, Penzance / and the late John YELLAND. (War graves).
    Buried
    • His name, R. H. YELLAND, appears on the Penzance War Memorial, Penzance, Cornwall.
    Person ID I41  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 

    Father John William Henry St. Keverne YELLAND,   b. 13 Oct 1855, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1916, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Emma Louise RICKARD,   b. Abt 1852, St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1930, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1876  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • John William St. Kevern YELLAND, Bachelor, age 23, Stonemason, son of William Henry YELLAND, Stonemason; and Emma RICKARD, Spinster, age 24, daughter of John RICKARD, Carpenter, married 25 December 1876. Both were residing in Devonport at the time of marriage. Witnesses: William Henry YELLAND and W. SYMONS. All were able to write their names. Curate J. Hector Tourcelles.

      [If John was born in 1856 (supported by all censuses) then he would have actually been only 20 at the time of his marriage. If Emma was born in 1849, she would have been 27. It appears there is some problem with their ages on the document, and possibly Emma's birth date; in the 1881 census they are four years apart, and in 1891 and 1901, they are two years apart. It also appears there might have been some confusion regarding the occupation of William Henry YELLAND as he had not previously been known as a stonemason]. [6]
    Address 1881  27, North St., Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • North Street is now named Causeway Head.
    Address 1891  1, Daniel Place, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • A long street of row houses, even in 2004.
    Address 1896  [2
    1 Daniel Place, Penzance, Cornwall 
    • Address at the birth of their son in December of 1896.
    Address 1901  4, South Place Folly, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address 1911  [10
    South Place Folly, Penzance, Cornwall 
    Photos
    27 North St., Penzance, Cornwall
    27 North St., Penzance, Cornwall
    Home of John and Emma Yelland in 1881. The street is now named Causeway Head.
    1 Daniel St., Penzance, Cornwall
    1 Daniel St., Penzance, Cornwall
    Home of John and Emma Yelland in 1891
    4 South Place Folly, Penzance, Cornwall
    4 South Place Folly, Penzance, Cornwall
    Home of John and Emma Yelland in 1901. Emma, on left, and her daughter, Edith, in the front garden.
    4 South Place Folly, Penzance, Cornwall
    4 South Place Folly, Penzance, Cornwall
    House in 2004; it continues to be visited by descendants.
    (c) Charles Winpenny; reproduced with permission.
    Cornwall Cam
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Richard 'Henry' Yelland
    Richard "Henry" Yelland
    Richard 'Henry' Yelland
    Richard "Henry" Yelland
    Richard 'Henry' Yelland
    Richard "Henry" Yelland
    Richard 'Henry' Yelland
    Richard "Henry" Yelland
    Henry is believed to be the young man at the back; the one in the front is unknown.
    Penzance War Memorial
    Penzance War Memorial
    R. H. YELLAND
    R. H. YELLAND
    Inscription on Penzance War Memorial. He is the only Yelland.

    Documents
    Newspaper memoriam: Yelland
    Newspaper memoriam: Yelland
    Henry Yelland
    Death notice: Henry Yelland
    Death notice: Henry Yelland
    Medal Card: Richard 'Henry' Yelland
    Medal Card: Richard "Henry" Yelland
    He was awarded both the Victory and British Medal.

    Headstones
    YELLAND
    YELLAND

    In Memory of
    LANCE CORPORAL RICHARD HENRY YELLAND MM,
    3774, 8th Bn., London Regiment (Post Office Rifles),
    who died age 19,
    on 15 September 1916.
    Son of Emma Yelland, of 4, South Place Folly, Penzance
    and the late John Yelland.
    Remembered with honor
    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


  • Sources 
    1. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.

    2. [S217] Newspaper.

    3. [S676] Personal communication.

    4. [S28] Website: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org).

    5. [S209] Photograph.

    6. [S100] Parish Register, Stoke Damerel, Devon.

    7. [S71] Census of England, 1881.

    8. [S193] Census of England, 1891.

    9. [S120] Census of England, 1901.

    10. [S579] Census of England, 1911, (1 April 1911).


  

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