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Sergeant Thomas Pickthall Yeadon

On the night of the 18-19th of May 1917 the 7th South Lancs sent out a patrol commanded by 2nd Lt Burdett near St Eloi. This was quickly spotted by the Germans and came under fire. Very quickly the casualties mounted,Burdett himself was wounded and 2 NCOs and 4 other ranks were found to be missing. One of the NCOs was Thomas Yeadon of Kendal,his name is now listed on Panel 37 of The Menin Gate Memorial.

The Menin Gate Memorial.May 2009

Pte Ernest George Bishop

The British were in a precarious position as they held their position around the village and château at Hooge and by June 1915 it was manned by men of the 3rd Cavalry Division. Pte Ernest Bishop was killed by shellfire on the 1st of June as he and his dismounted comrades endured the worst kind of infantry warfare.His body was never found and his name is listed on Panel 3 of the Menin Gate Memorial.

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