October 14, 2013

Yates, Lawrence

Lawrence Yates

Lawrence Yates

This information is kindly donated by Andrew White who lives near King’s Lynn, UK.

“My great-grandfather, Mr. Lawrence George Yates was a section leader of the Brandon Home Guard. He was a regular soldier in the Boer and First World Wars (Sgt Major in Coldstream Guards), and was a route-liner at Queen Victoria’s funeral. He then worked in Thetford and Brandon post offices. Later he became manager of the Avenue Cinema, Brandon.

He lived at 172 London Road, Brandon, and was a member of St Peter’s Church choir.”