2nd Lieutenant, 76th Field Company, Royal Engineers.

Died 9th April 1918, age approximately 34.

Buried at Gentelles Communal Cemetery, France.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps.


Herbert was the son of Jesse Yearsley, an engine attendant, of Runcorn, Cheshire. He was born in 1884 at Everton, Liverpool and educated at Widnes Secondary School and Chester College. When war broke out he was a teacher. From 10th May 1916 to 24th February 1917 he was a member of the University Training Corps. Gazetted in June 1917 he served with a unit of the Royal Engineers assigned to 18th Division. He was wounded during his service and killed in April 1918 at Amiens. He left effects worth £158 6s 2d to his father.