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Albert Richard YEOMAN

Regimental number10691
Place of birthCreswick Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal employee
Address21 Commercial Road, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George Yeoman, 21 Commercial Road, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date27 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the operations in the vicinity of BRAY from the 22nd August, 1918, to 26th August, 1918, this soldier acted as linesman at Battalion Command Post. He effectively carried out his duty with utter disregard for personal safety, laying and maintaining cables forward to Companies under very severe conditions. In sticking to his task he materially assisted in the delegation of command at critical times.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 July 1960

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