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Thomas YAPP

Regimental number3259
Place of birthKirk River, Queensland
SchoolQueenton State School, Charters Towers, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Selina Yapp, Murray Street, Paringa, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a stern Rechabite in all details. (mother)
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row E, Grave 22), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Selina YAPP
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 25th Bn, Armentieres, 23 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 29 July 1916 (gun shot wound, leg), and admitted to Fst field Ambulance; transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 30 July 1916; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, 30 July 1916; to 26th General Hospital, 2 August 1916; to England, 2 August 1916, and admitted to East Leeds War Hospital, 3 August 1916 (wound: severe); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 10 November 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 November 1916; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, from furlough, 28 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 31 July 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh), and admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, and transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station; to 56th General Hospital, 5 October 1917; to England, 7 October 1917, and admitted to Colchester General Hospital, 9 October 1917 (wound: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 15 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 29 October 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 12 November 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 16 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 March 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 12 March 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, YAPP Thomas

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