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Robert Henry YON

Regimental number6410
Place of birthCrystal Brook, Stanley, South Australia
SchoolCrystal Brook Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYarram, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.2
Height5' 3"
Next of kinFather, Ernest Charles Yon, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment)
Enlistment date25 October 1916
Place of enlistmentWarragul, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 November 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave 27), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Alexander and Maria Jane YON
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 62632 Pte Percival Edward YON, 23rd Bn, ship recalled owing to cessation of hostilities; 971 Pte Harry YON, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 December 1918; 1932/5136 Pte Charles Albert YON, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, YON Robert Henry

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