Yeatman, Marwood Edwards

He was the son of Marwood Shuttleworth Yeatman, JP (Com 1840-1846) of Holwell Manor, Dorset and Caroline Yeatman (daughter of Major Edward Dyson, of Denne Hill, Kent). His father died in 1891 and Yeatman inherited the estate. He came to Winchester from the Reverend J Chippett’s school at Matlock Castle.

He passed through Sandhurst and was gazetted in 1903 to 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers, serving for some years in India with them. He was an accomplished linguist, having qualified as an interpreter in Russian, Urdu and Baluchi, and an excellent rifle and revolver shot and represented the army at Bisley in 1913 and 1914. In 1909 he marred Miss Gwladys Mary Koe and left two sons when he died.

When war broke out he was working for admission to the Staff College, having been promoted to Captain from 30th April 1914. His battalion left for France and fought in 3 Brigade of 1st Division through the Retreat from Mons and the Battle of the Marne. It was during action near Chevy, just south of Laon, as part of the Battle of the Aisne, that Yeatman was killed on 15th September 1914. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the War Memorial at La Ferte-sous-Jouarre.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Yeatman
  • Forenames or initials: Marwood Edwards
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1897-1901
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers
  • Date of Birth: 29th September 1883
  • Date of Death: 15th September 1914
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the LA-FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL