George was the third son of John and Eliza Yendell of Mays Cottage, East Worlington.
|In Memory of:
|Private George Yendell 14221
|2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (Previously of the Devonshire Regiment)
|Nr Poona, India on 5th July 1915, aged 21
|Remembered with honour:
|Kirkee War Memorial, Poona, India. Face D
John and Eliza Yendell had four sons: Robert, William, George and Edward.
- George died 5th July 1915 aged 21. Served in WW1
- Edward died 23rd December 1919 aged 19
- Robert John died 6th May 1921 aged 31 (he too served in WW1)
- John’s medical card shows that he was a Private in the Devonshire Regiment (11002) and that he served in France.
William’s name appears on the village Roll of Honour but the others do not.
George was born in 1894 and by 1911 he was working at Cobley Farm, West Worlington as a carter for the widowed William Hosegood. He served in the Devonshire regiment before transferring to the Dorsetshire regiment and serving in Poona, India.
His death is mentioned in the August 1915 edition of the Magazine of the Deanery of Chumleigh which says that he died of enteric fever in Bombay hospital after having served successfully with the Expeditionary force in Mesopotamia.
The headstone in West Worlington Churchyard commemorates Robert John Yendell who died 6th May 1921 and his younger brother Edward who died on 23rd December 1919.