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Mervyn Wilfred YELVERTON

Regimental number1153
Date of birth14 November 1895
Place of birthBussleton, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBusselton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.6
Height5' 5.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Yelverton, Busselton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 86th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Brigade Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date13 July 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: 62895 Pte Henry George YELVERTON, Western Australian Reinforcement 3, ship recalled owing to cessation of hostilities.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

Also served in World War II: Service No W48468.
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Mervyn Wilford YELVERTON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, YELVERTON Mervyn Wilfred

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