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John Wigley YATES

Regimental number27546
Date of birth23 August 1894
Place of birthKorumburra, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressNorth Fumina via Moe, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFather, J A Yates, North Fumina via Moe, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date14 April 1916
Place of enlistmentWarragul, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 12, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Discharge date11 January 1920
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 19832 Gunner James YATES, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919; 25836 Sergeant Leslie YATES MM, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919; 30542 Gunner Penn Simon YATES, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 February 1970
Age at death75
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, Sutherland, New South Wales

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