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Albert Victor YATES

Regimental number2064
Place of birthClampton Park England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
AddressGPO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Yates, 23 Dunlace Road, Clapton Park London, England
Enlistment date22 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He attacked an enemy dug out single handed, capturing a machine gun and eight prisoners. On reaching the objective he took a Lewis gun forward and established it in a most advantageous position under heavy fire. He made a careful reconnaissance of the ground in front, and showed great courage and coolness throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death16 February 1966
Place of burialCornelian Bay Crematorium

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