William John Yates b.17 Nov 1857 Penzance Cornwall, served in Militia 27 Feb 1877. 1891 census gives him and wife Martha living Shoe Lane East Hagbourne, Wallingford. one child Selina born south Africa 1884. Cannot find his Royal Engineers records. He dies and is buried on 20 Nov 1943 at St Andrew's Church East Hagbourne.