Yeatherd, Montagu Locke

Elder son of Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Walter Yeatherd, of Whitehall, Lichfield (King’s Own Royal Lancashire Regiment) who fell at the Relief of Ladysmith in 1900, and brother of Lieutenant Raymond Gilbert Hooker Yeatherd (F 1904-1908) Dragoon Guards, who died during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on the Somme in September 1916 (see individual entry). He came to Winchester from Bilton Grange and after passing through Sandhurst obtained his commission in April 1903 in the 7th Queen’s Own Husssars and saw service with them in South Africa and India.

In 1913 was appointed Adjutant of Yeomanry (Yorkshire Dragoons). He departed for France early in the war but had to return home due to illness, and then rejoined his own Regiment in India. He was however anxious to be at the front and in October 1916 obtained a transfer to 12th Lancers.

He was killed at Wancourt on 11th April 1917 during the Battle of Arras and was buried in grave IV.D 3 of Wancourt British Cemetery. He was 33 years old. Of him and his brother The Wykehamist (563, June 1917) said: “Sons of a gallant soldier, they had both chosen their father’s career before the War broke out: the three are now united in the glory of a soldier’s death.”

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Yeatherd
  • Forenames or initials: Montagu Locke
  • House: F
  • Years in School: 1897-1901
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: 12th (Prince of Wales' Royal) Lancers
  • Date of Birth: 1st April 1884
  • Date of Death: 11th April 1917
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B1
  • Decoration: NA