1. Memorial:Montreal (Mount Royal) CemeterySec. Pine Hillside No 164.
2. Website:Canadian Virtual War Memorial
3. Book:De Ruvigny's Roll of HonourVol. III
4. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.139
5. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour8C GQS

Awards & Titles:

Knight of Grace the Venerable Order of St. John
Knight of St. Olaf

Family :

Son of Henry and Emily Yates, of Ontario; husband of Alice Mary Yates, of 257, Peal St., Montreal.

Education & Career :

Cambridge University Alumni admitted to Jesus College in October 1883. Medical Student (1889) McGill University. Doctor

"Adm. pens. (age 18) at JESUS, Oct. 1883. [Youngest] s. of Henry R. [chief Engineer of the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada]. B. May 10, 1865 (of English parentage) in Montreal. School, Charterhouse. Matric. Michs. 1883; B.A. 1888. M.D., McGill University, 1893. Practised in Montreal. Demonstrator in Pathology, and Lecturer in Bacteriology at McGill. Regimental surgeon to the Victoria Rifles of Montreal, 1894-1916; Major, C.A.M.C., 1905; Lieut.-Col. and A.D.M.S., Montreal District, 1914. Norwegian Consul-General at Montreal, 1906-9. Knight of St Olaf, 1908. Married, Jan. 11, 1896, Alice Mary, only dau. of Christopher W. Bunting, of Toronto. Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Lieut.-Col. (in France), 1915; 2nd in command of Canadian A.M.C.). Died of pneumonia, Jan. 22, 1916, in England. Brother of Arthur R. (1882). (Carthusian Worthies, 363; Canadian Medical Assoc. Journal, 1916, Vol. XLV, 151-2.)"

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: CEF MEDICAL CORPS 

Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

Detail :

Imperial Order of The Daughters of the Empire Written in 1914 by Mrs. A. W. McDougald, Hon. Organizing Secretary From: The Call To Arms, Montreal's Roll of Honour, European War, 1914 The Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, from being to the minds of most people merely a name, has, since the outbreak of the war, become a reality, taking its place beside the Patriotic Fund organization, the Red Cross, the Soldiers Wives' League, in the patriotic work of providing comforts for the soldiers in the field and relief for their families at home. YATES wife Mrs. H. B. Yates was Regent of the Montreal Branch see the Yates Cup, a trophy awarded in the autumn of every year to the winner of the Ontario (Canada) Universities Athletics football championship. Founded by Henry Brydges Yates of McGill University and first presented in 1898, it is the oldest football trophy that has been contested continually, although it was suspended during both World Wars.

Daily Telegraph - 25th January, 1916 - "The death has occurred at Ramsgate of Lieut.-Colonel Henry Bridges Yates, of the Canadian Army Medical Corps and medical officer of the 3rd Victoria Rifles, Montreal. He was a son of Mr. Henry Yates, of Wynarden, Brantford, Canada, and lived in Montreal. At the outbreak of war he was appointed Assistant Director of Medical Supplies to the 4th Canadian Medical Division (Montreal), and went to France in May, 1915, as second in command of No. 3 Canadian General Hospital. Lieut. Colonel Yates returned to England six weeks ago, and died at a Canadian military hospital. Born in May, 1855, he married in 1896 Miss Alice Bunting, of Toronto, and leaves a widow, who is staying at Ramsgate, and two sons, one of whome is serving in the Canadian Contingent. He was a Knight of St. Olaf, Norway and Knight Grace of St. John of Jerusalem. The funeral of the gallant officer is to take place in Canada"

A document relating to his time at Granville Special Hospital, Ramsgate shows that he died of Chronic Nephritis (Kidneys), whilst on strength at the hospital.

See also: The Canadian Virtual War Memorial
See also: Jesus College, Cambridge

Citations & Commemorations :

  Globe 09 August 1913 THE ORDER OF ST.JOHN - NEW LIST OF PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS. - The "London Gazette" of yesterday states that His Majesty has been pleased to sanction the following promotions in and appointments to the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England:
[...] Knights of Grace. - Major Henry Brydges Yates (from Esquire), [...]"

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Saint Paul's No. 374 E.C.Montreal & Halifax

14th May 1889
12th November 1889
10th December 1889

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