Regiment: 3rd Batt Yorkshire Volunteers
Colonel Chris Tattersall, late President of the Yorkshire Volunteers Regimental Association, died unexpectedly on October 17th 2020 in the Northern General Hospital after fighting a severe and finally overwhelming infection.
Chris was first attracted to the military as a schoolboy in the Cadet Force and in 1966, he was commissioned into the Royal Artillery, serving in the Army Emergency Reserve at Woolwich. In 1971, at the suggestion of his brother, Lawrence, then commanding 3rd Battalion, he re-badged as an infantryman and joined B Company at Rotherham. Steady promotion led to command of the Company, 2IC of the Battalion, and in August 1981 he took command of 3Yorks serving at Huddersfield. After relinquishing command, he became Regimental Colonel and TA Colonel North East District.
In 1999 he was appointed to the Estate Management Committee of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, becoming Chairman from 2006 to 2010.
Chris was devoted to the Yorkshire Volunteers and proud of their achievements, even fighting for them in the House of Lords. He very reluctantly resigned as President of the Regimental Association in 2019 due to increasing ill health.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends and those who served with him for so many years.