YEOMANS Rowland Godwin
Regiment : 73rd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Service number : 83815
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 9th June 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 56.
Birthplace : Astwood Bank, Worcestershire, enlisted Redditch
Memorial : Astwood Bank Baptist Church now in Cookhill Baptist Church
Also appears on : Headless Cross The Bridge Church formerly St Luke's Church. Headless Cross C of E School now in St Luke's C of E First School.
28 Rectory Road, Headless Cross, Redditch
Walter Richard Yeomans, head age 58, Traveller Needler
Ellen Louisa Yeomans, wife, age 57, married 39 years 11 children all still living
Wilfred Victor Yeomans, son, aged 21
Ralph Dalton Yeomans, son, age 20
Roland Godwin Yeomans, son, age 17
Vera Josephine Yeomans, daughter, age 22
Roland Yeomans enlisted as a Private in the Machine Gun Corps on 6th December 1916 at Worcester. On his attestation form he gave his address as 28 Rectory Road, Redditch, his age as 22 years 9 months, his occupation as Grinding and his next of kin as his father Walter Richard Yeomans of the same address. Roland embarked at Folkestone on 11th April 1917, arriving at Boulogne, France the same day and the base depot on 12th April. He joined his unit in the field on 23rd April and was killed in action just over 6 weeks later on 9th June 1917.
Roland Yeomans has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.