Lieutenant Colonel Clement Yatman

Born 1st February 1871,  to Herbert George Yatman and wife Mary Lyon MacGregor at Steep, Hampshire and married on 29th April 1896 at St Helliers to Nora Maude Merret of Burgess Hill, West Sussex. His son, Lieutenant Dennistoun Hamilton Yatman, b1898, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed in action 11th April 1918, age 19.

 He was gazetted to the Northumberland Fusiliers 29 October 1890; became Lieutenant 18 September 1892; Captain 9 April 1898; was Adjutant, Northumberland Fusiliers, 13 February to 1 November 1899. 

Captain Yatman served in the South African War, 1899-1902, and was present at operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, May to November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; operations in the Transvaal, November 1900 to August 1901; operations in Orange River Colony, August 1901 to 31 May 1902. 

He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Clement Yatman, Captain, Northumberland Fusiliers. 

In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  He was promoted to Major 17 February 1904.  Major Yatman served in the European War from 1914 to 1918; was Temporary Brigadier General from 28 August 1915; commanded the 96th Brigade, New Armies, BEF, 28 August 1915 to 3 December 1916; the 50th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 4 December 1916 to 18 April 1918; commanded the 1st Dover Special Reserve Brigade, Forces in Great Britain, 8 August 1918. 

He was twice wounded, twice mentioned in Despatches, given the Brevets of Lieutenant Colonel (18 February 1915) and Colonel (3 December 1916), and created a CMG in 1918