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Walter Reginald YATES

Regimental number894
Date of birth--/11/1869
Place of birthDundas New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address32 Morris Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Yates, 32 Morris Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF1
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 16 July 1917

Military Cross

'For concpicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a patrol forward in the face of very heavy fire, and succeeded in bringing back most valuable information. He set a fine example of courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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