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John Gasper YANNER

Regimental number1396
Date of birth11 December 1886
Place of birthYarraville, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBookmaker
Address33 Ballarat Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6.75"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs H A Yanner, 33 Ballarat Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of enlistment. Two periods of Home Service as V59705 and V51739.
Enlistment date6 May 1918
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 13 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force
FateReturned to Australia 5 June 1919
Other details

War service: Rabaul

Taken on strength, Rabaul Garrison, 24 June 1918.

Taken on strength, Morobe Garrison, 4 January 1919.

Taken on strength, Kokopo Garrison, 15 February 1919.

Taken on strength, Rabaul, 15 March 1919.

Transferred to C Company (from A Company), and seconded for duty in Department of Assistant Provost Marshal, 15 June 1919.

Ceased secondment, and returned to duty and retransferred to A Company.

Commenced return to Australia on board SS 'Melusia', 5 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 14 June 1916; discharged, Sydney, 1 July 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, YANNER John Gasper

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