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Ernest Alfred YATES

Regimental number6442
Place of birthSingleton, New South Wales
SchoolGoonellabah Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinBrother, Thomas Joseph Yates, Dunoon Road, Lismore, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 September 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Belgium
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row U, Grave No. 18), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Rily and Rachael YATES
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5220 Pte Leonard YATES, 15th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917; Stanley Edward Yates [not further identified], both killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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