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William YEATS

Regimental number2845
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
SchoolMaldon State School, Victoria
Address14 Marshall Street, Newmarket, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.10
Height5' 6.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Yeats, 14 Marshall Street, Newmarket, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Cadet and in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Fate shown on Nominal Roll as Killed in Action.
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row D, Grave 20), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Name given on Office of war Graves record as YEATS. Parents: Francis Henry and Annie YEATS
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly enetered on Embarkation Roll as YEATES.
SourcesNAA: B2455, YEATS William

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