1. Memorial:Jerusalem War Cemetery, IsraelE. 75.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.139
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour51C GQS

Awards & Titles:

Military Cross

Family :

Son of Mr. J. C. Yorke, J.P., of Langton, Durbach, Pembrokeshire; husband of Violet Mary Yorke, of 8, Argyll Mansions, Chelsea, London.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 24/Welsh Regiment (Pembroke and Glamorgan Yeomanry) Bn 

Action : Palestine 

Palestine is a generic term to cover actions in the region now consisting of Sinai, Israel, Jordan, Syria and Aden and involved operations against the Turks. Once the security of the Suez Canal was assured in 1915 the focus shifted to the area now within the post 1967 borders of Israel. In 1917 there were three battles at Gaza, which enabled the capture of Jerusalem in December. In 1918 the campaign continued north into the Jordan Valley then towards Damascus. The Armistice with Turkey was signed on the 31st October 1918.

James Hamilton Langdon Yorke, M.C., Captain, Welsh Regiment. James was the Son of Mr. J. C. Yorke, J.P. of Langton, Durnbach, Pembrokeshire, and the husband of Violet Mary Yorke (nee Vincent), of 8 Argyll Mansions, Chelsea, London. Educated at Haileybury and Oriel College Oxford, James joined the Pembroke Yeomanry while still a graduate, and at the outbreak of war was employed by the British South Africa Company. James resumed his service in the Pembroke Yeomanry, who had been in Egypt since March, 1916. On the 2nd February, 1917 they were merged with the Glamorgan yeomanry to form the 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, which was attached to the 321st Brigade, 74th (Yeomanry) Division. The Division moved into Palestine at the beginning of 1917, and moved up through the country, fighting at the Three Battles of Gaza, before moving in on Jerusalem. James was Killed in Action during the Battle of Jerusalem on the 27th December, 1917 aged 33, and is buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery. His son James John Simon YORKE won DSC & Bar in the RN in WW2.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire
Joined : Kemes No. 3152 E.C. West Wales

5th March 1906
30th April 1906
27th November 1906

Joined Kemes Lodge in Fishguard from Apollo Lodge No. 357 on the 18th January 1907.

Source :

The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:

Additional Source:

Last Updated: 2017-06-10 05:57:01