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John Frederick YATES

Regimental number21492
Place of birthRosewood Queensland
AddressRosewood, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, S Yates, Peak Crossing, Queensland
Enlistment date20 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919

Military Medal

'On the 8th August, 1918, at CERISY, the battery came under heavy hostile fire, and the whole of the detachment, including the No. 1, being killed or wounded, this N.C.O. took charge and kept his gun in action all through the operation, showing great courage, initiative and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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