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Arthur William YATES

Regimental number290
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolDana Street State School, Ballarat, Victoria
Other trainingAccountancy
ReligionChurch of England
Address169 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Charlie Henry Yates, 169 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularOne of four brothers who served abroad, one of whom was also killed whilst a fifth enlisted but did not embark from Australia.
FateDied of wounds 18 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPuchvillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Henry Treleaven and Louisa YATES
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Four, one of whom, 781 Corporal Harold Stanley YATES, C Company 21st Bn, was killed in action at Pozieres, France, 31 July 1916.

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