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George YEATES

Regimental number1112
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Yeates, Alfred Street, Clarence Park, South Australia
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDCSM
Unit from Nominal Rollaib Dep
FateReturned to Australia
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid. Whilst arranging his Bagalore torpedoes for destroying the enemy wire an enemy bomb wounded him and one of his men. He remained absolutely quiet, and though suffering great pain from his wound fired one of the torpedoes personally according to programme. He stayed at his post during the operations assisting in the evacuation of wounded prisoners, and then proceeded back to his lines, re-organizing and checking his platoon before reporting to the regimental aid post. His cool courage enabled the raiding party to surprise the enemy after finding his wire broken.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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