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George YENDLE

Regimental number2698
Place of birthBalaclava, Victoria
True NameYENDLE, Roy Reginald George
SchoolBrighton Road State School, St Kilda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSolderer
Address165 Barkly Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Yendle, Chusan Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death16.11
Age at death from cemetery records16
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Matilda YENDLE
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2741 Pte Albert Charles William YENDLE, 58th Bn, killed in action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 27 September 1917.
Other details

Mother, Matilde Yendle, wrote, 19 June 1915: 'I freely give my consent should George pass for him to serve his King & country. His elder Brother's (sic) are at present serving on the sea. May God bless & protect one & all is day & night the prayer'.

Mother wrote, 24 June 1915, 'The signature underneath is George's Father's his eyesight is bad so please excuse it. He does not in any way surport (sic) me nor my little ones it is my dear boy who surports (sic) me & God bless him he thinks that if he enlists he will be serving his King & country & also providing for me.'

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Sarpi Camp, Lemnos, 20 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to, and taken on strength of, 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916;disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Personal file (p. 3) notes: 'Presumed buried in No Man's Land approx at 5J90-43 to 5K.0.2.5.1'.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, determined fate as 'killed in action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Base Records wrote to father, 1 September 1920, '... it is proposed to hand over the war medals, etc., of the former [2698 G. YENDLE] to his mother, and those of the latter [2741 A.C.W. YENDLE] to yourself.'
Miscellaneous detailsFather's subsequent address: 95 High Street, Armadale, Victoria; Attestation Form marked 'Reports to Mother, Matilda Yendle, 175 Berkley St, Carlton'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, YENDLE George

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