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Throsby William YABSLEY

Regimental number4355
Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressBerrima, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr G J Yabsley, Berrima, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 11), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19-20 July 1916.

Now, 24 January 1917, reported 'Wounded and Missing, 19-20 July 1916'.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19-20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 3030907, 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Statement, 4290 Pte C. FULLER, C Company, 54th Bn, 24 August 1916: 'Pte H. Hepenstall, XII. [Platoon] C [Company] stated that he saw a man lying out, apparently dead who he was almost certain was Yabsley. I am afraid it is only too true that he was killed.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded on Embarkation Roll as Throsley William YABSLEY.
SourcesNAA: B2455, YABSLEY Throsby William
Red Cross file 3030907

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