James “Jim” Mousley Yates was born in 1897 in Covington, Louisiana to John Mousley Yates and Sarah Jane Blocker. He was married to Elizabeth Hafley. Pvt Yates died of pneumonia on 20 October 1918. He is buried at Edwards Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 30 April 1887
- Date of death: 20 October 1918
- County: McMinn
- Hometown: Decatur
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company A, 90th Infantry
- Conflict: World War I
- Burial/Memorial Location: Edwards Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Middle Panel
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