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Military record help please

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Tracy Report 13 Nov 2012 16:43


I have found a relative John Yeomans who was born in 1834 in Westminister London and died in 1916. He was serving in the army when he died Army details are -

Pte in the N.Staffs regiment and service number was 19376.

Is any one able to look for his military record for me as I would like to know where he served and which battle he died in.



Andrew Report 13 Nov 2012 16:45

If he died in WW1 he wasn't born in 1834



Andrew Report 13 Nov 2012 16:46

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
about John Yeomans
Name: John Yeomans
Birth Place: Tatenhill, Staffs
Death Date: 3 Jul 1916
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Burton-on-trent
Rank: Private
Regiment: Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Battalion: 8th Battalion
Number: 19376
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre



Choccy Report 13 Nov 2012 16:47

Service No:19376
Date of Death:03/07/1916
Regiment/Service:North Staffordshire Regiment
8th Bn.
Panel ReferencePier and Face 14 B and 14 C.

Additional Information:
Son of Charles and Elizabeth Yeomans, of Tatenhill Common, Burton-on-Trent.


Andrew Report 13 Nov 2012 16:52

July 1916 suggests he died in the Battle of the Somme.



Choccy Report 13 Nov 2012 16:52

are you sure you have the correct John Yeomans -

this is the one who died in 1916


RG14PN16792 RG78PN1042 RD365 SD4 ED5 SN137
Reg. District: Burton upon Trent
Sub District: Burton upon Trent
Parish: Tatenhill
Enum. District: 5
Address: Tatenhill Common Burton on Trent
County: Staffordshire

YEOMANS, Charles Head Married M 55 1856 Farm Labourer Tatenhill Staffordshire
YEOMANS, Elizabeth Wife Married
32 years F 56 1855 Stretton Staffordshire
>>>>>YEOMANS, John Son Single M 29 1882 Brewery Labourer Tatenhill Staffordshire
YEOMANS, Judith Daughter Single F 20 1891 Tatenhill Staffordshire
YEOMANS, Nellie Daughter Single F 16 1895 Tatenhill Staffordshire


Andrew Report 13 Nov 2012 16:54

Army record on Ancestry

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
about John Yeomans
Name: John Yeomans
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Age at enlistment: 23
Residence: Tatenhill Common, Burton on Trent
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: 19376
Regiment Name: N Staffs
Number of images: 21



Tracy Report 13 Nov 2012 16:59

Thanks for your help but looks like I have the wrong John Yeomans. :-(