Operational Casualties – Y

See Commemorating Royal Signals’ War Dead.

GIFTED, BRAVE, GENTLE AND INFINITELY BELOVED
From the epitaph of Major P. L. Yorke.

2342751 Signalman GEORGE THOMAS WILLIAM YARRINGTON, Prisoner of War (formerly 11th Indian Divisional Signals).
-Captured during the Battle of Singapore. Died as a prisoner of war in Singapore on 3 April 1942.
-Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. HIS CHEERY FACE AND HAPPY WAYS ARE PLEASANT TO RECALL. DEARLY LOVED BY ALL
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2657160 Driver CHARLES MICHAEL YATES, 50th (Northumbrian) Divisional Signals.
-Died on 15 November 1940 in a road traffic accident on the Great North Road near Bawtry, Yorkshire.
-Darlington West Cemetery, United Kingdom. MAY HE REST IN PEACE
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

3860831 Serjeant JOHN YATES, 9th Indian Infantry Brigade Signal Section, 5th Indian Division.
-Died of cerebral malaria in in 19th Indian Casualty Clearing Station near Kohima on 13 December 1944.
-Kohima War Cemetery, India. LOVE’S GREATEST GIFT, REMEMBRANCE
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2344091 Driver STANLEY YATES, 1st Armoured Divisional Signals.
Killed in action on 5 September 1944 during the Italian Campaign in Operation Olive, the attack on the Gothic Line.
-Originally buried in a battlefield grave; reinterred on 15 June 1945 at Gradara War Cemetery, Italy. HOLY FATHER IN THY MERCY HEAR MY PRAYER, KEEP MY LOVED ONE NOW FAR DISTANT, IN THY CARE
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2337456 Signalman THOMAS BASIL YATES, No. 3 Line of Communication Signals.
-Died on 28 January 1941 as a result of injuries to his chest and lower jaw following a fall from a telegraph pole.
-Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt. INTO THY HANDS, O LORD
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2344144 Signalman THOMAS ALEXANDER YEAMAN, Unit Not Known.
-Died on 14 May 1945 (cause not known).
-St. John’s Churchyard, Gateshead Fell, United Kingdom. BELOVED HUSBAND OF EDNA DARLING DADDY OF BARBARA UNCHANGING MEMORIES OF HAPPY DAYS TOGETHER
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): No

2342196 Signalman RONALD BERNARD YEO, Prisoner of War (formerly 18th Divisional Signals).
-Captured during the Battle of Singapore. Transported to work on the Thai-Burma Railway in March 1943. Died as a prisoner of war of malaria on 28 July 1943 at No. 1 Jungle Camp, Kinsaiyok.
-Originally buried at No. 1 Jungle Camp, Kinsaiyok; reinterred on 15 March 1946 at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. IN LOVING MEMORY OF DEAR RON, FOR EVER IN OUR THOUGHTS. “TILL THE DAWN BREAKS”
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2592852 Corporal ERNEST CHARLES YEOMANSON, Prisoner of War (formerly No. 27 Operating Section, 3rd Indian Corps Signals).
Captured during the Battle of Singapore. Transported to work on the Thai-Burma Railway in May 1943. Died as a prisoner of war pneumonia of at Tampi Camp No. 3 on17 June 1943.
-Originally buried at Tampi Camp No.3, Thailand, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

73785 Major PATRICK LANGDON YORKE, 8th Armoured Brigade Signals.
Died of wounds on 5 March 1945 suffered in Operation Veritable, the Battle of the Reichswald.
-Milsbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands. PAT. GIFTED, BRAVE, GENTLE AND INFINITELY BELOVED, AN INSPIRATION TO US
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes
-Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Roll of Honour: Yes

2366594 Signalman WILLIAM JAMES FREDERICK YOUENS, Prisoner of War (formerly 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery Signal Section).
-Captured during the Battle of Singapore. Transported to Java in October 1942. Died as a prisoner of war of a gastric ulcer at Batu Lingtang camp, Kuching, Sarawak on 1 December 1944. (All of the prisoner of war records show his number as ‘2366595’.)
-Originally buried at Batu Lintang prisoner of war camp cemetery; reinterred on 15 September 1946 at Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia.
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2331594 Signalman ALBERT EDWARD YOUNG, 1st Corps Signals.
-Died on 2 July 1941 in Military Hospital, York as a result of a motorcycle accident.
-Christ Church Churchyard, Padgate, United Kingdom. REMEMBRANCE. NOT JUST TODAY BUT EVERYDAY IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2591391 Signalman AUSTEN GEORGE YOUNG, 6th Anti-Aircraft Divisional Signals.
-Died on 2 December 1941 of meningoencephalitis in Aldershot Isolation Hospital.
-Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. UNTIL THE DAWN BREAK
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2384698 Signalman DOUGLAS ROY YOUNG, 52nd (Lowland) Divisional Signals.
Killed in action on 22 April 1945 in the early stages of the Battle of Hamburg.
-Originally buried in a battlefield cemetery near Bierden, Lower Saxony; reinterred on 28 September 1946 at Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany. NOT JUST TODAY BUT EVERY DAY IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

296374 Lieutenant EDWARD CYRIL LAWRANCE YOUNG, 8th Air Formation Signals.
-Died as a result of an accident on 24 July 1945.
-St. John’s Churchyard, Coulsdon, United Kingdom. HUSBAND OF JOAN. HOME TO REST, DARLING. MEMORIES OF LOVELY MOMENTS TOGETHER
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes
-Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Roll of Honour: Yes

2367871 Driver FREDERICK YOUNG, 59th Divisional Signals.
-Died on 20 August 1946 (cause not known).
-RAKE LANE CEMETERY, WALLASEY, United Kingdom. THY WILL BE DONE
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): No

735384 Company Quartermaster Serjeant GEORGE HENRY YOUNG, 47th (London) Divisional Signals.
-Died on 16 June 1944 of lung cancer at home at Broadford Bridge, Billinghurst, Sussex.
-St. Mary Churchyard, West Chiltington, United Kingdom. IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE “REST IN PEACE”
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2337879 Driver JOHN YOUNG, 30th Corps Signals.
Killed in action on 14 December 1941 during the Western Desert Campaign in Operation Crusader.
-Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2341804 Signalman JOHN YOUNG, Discharged.
-Died on 16 February 1947 of chronic bronchitis attributable to his war service.<
-Woodside Cemetery, Paisley, United Kingdom. YEARS CANNOT DARKEN NOR SHADOWS DIM THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES WE HAVE OF HIM
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): No

6026880 Lance Corporal PHILIP HENRY YOUNG, 47th Indian Infantry Brigade Signal Section.
Killed in action. Headquarters 47th Indian Infantry Brigade was in the Mayu Hills when on 5 April 1943 an order was given to evacuate the position. Men split into small parties to make their way back to British lines. Corporal W. H. Cottrell and Lance Corporal Young were last seen on 7 April when the party they were with was separated by machine gun fire. The region in which they were travelling was very wild. Also killed in this evacuation was A/8350 Signalman Jagir Singh, who had been badly wounded in the stomach, and 1478432 Sergeant T. F. Grant, Royal Artillery, attached to the Brigade Cypher Section.
-Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2360236 Signalman ROBERT CHARLES YOUNG, Prisoner of War (formerly Malaya Command Signals).
-Captured during the Battle of Singapore. Transported to work on the Thai-Burma Railway in June 1942 and later returned to Singapore. Killed in action at sea on 21 September 1944 on route from the Philippines to Japan when SS Hofuku Maru was sunk 80 miles north of Corregidor by aircraft flying off United States Navy carriers. Fifty-four other Royal Signals soldiers were lost.
-Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2575695 Signalman ROBERT FAIRLIE YOUNG, 52nd (Lowland) Divisional Signals.
-Died on 22 August 1940 in an accident at the Coastguard station at Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk.
-Westburn Cemetery, Cambuslang, United Kingdom.
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2763255 Lance Corporal THOMAS BAIRD YOUNG, 15th (Scottish) Divisional Signals.
Died of wounds on 15 November 1944 during the North-West European Campaign at the latter stages of the Battle of the Scheldt.
-Originally buried in a battlefield cemetery at Geldrop, Netherlands; reinterred on 19 June 1945 at Mierlo War Cemetery, Netherlands. WORTHY OF REMEMBRANCE
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2363417 Signalman THOMAS HENRY YOUNG, 4th Corps Signals.
-Died on 19 April 1942 of smallpox at ‘W Combined General Hospital at Imphal.
-Originally buried in Manipur Road Military Cemetery No. 1; reinterred on 24 April 1946 at Imphal War Cemetery, India. YOU ARE EVER IN OUR MINDS & THOUGHTS OUR LOVE REMAINS FOR EVER
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2359331 Signalman WILLIAM ALBERT YOUNG, 4th Holding Battalion.
-Captured in the Western Desert in June 1942, he was held as a prisoner of war in Campo 70 in Italy and then at Stalag IV-D/Z at Annaburg in Germany until repatriated in May 1945. Died in a road traffic accident on 22 October 1945 when an Army lorry overturned while descending Birdlip Hill near Gloucester. Also killed were Signalman J. H. Morley and Signalman C. E. Nailer. Ten others were seriously injured.
-St. Pancras Cemetery, United Kingdom. TILL WE MEET AGAIN. SADLY MISSED, STILL IN OUR MEMORY. DOLL, DAVID, MUM AND DAD
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes

2359716 Corporal WILLIAM ROSS YOUNIE, 51st (Highland) Divisional Signals.
Killed in action on 7 June 1944 during the Battle of Normandy.
-Originally buried in a battlefield grave near the village of Thaon; reinterred on 11 April 1945 at Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, France. BELOVED SON OF ISABELLA AND THE LATE JOHN YOUNIE, LOSSIEMOUTH, SCOTLAND
-Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Yes
-Royal Signals Roll of Honour (Second World War): Yes