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Julian Clyde YEOMANS

Regimental number2200
Date of birth--/04/1883
Place of birthWoollahra New South Wales
OccupationSugar chemist
Address305 Edgecliff Street, Woolahra, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mona Mary Pearl Yeomans, Tivoli, Murunburra, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name30th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF30
Promotion date: 1 March 1917


Unit: INF30
Promotion date: 1 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAccording to Brother's RoHC, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'For most conspicuous gallantry and dash during his operations in the vicinity of Nauroy and Bellicourt on 29th September, 1918. he led a patrol of 25 men forward under heavy fire to ascertain the enemy's dispositions in and around Nauroy. Nearing the village he noticed a tank, and with the aid of this tank, he attacked the village and the Le Catelet Nauroy trench immediately in front so successfully that the trenchand village were mopped up with heavy losses to the enemy, in addition to eighteen prisoners and seven machine guns being captured. He himself rushed a machine gun personally killing the crew and capturing the gun. He did splendid work,showing great courage and most determined leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: [183] Lt Geoffrey Heron Yeomans, 1st Bn, killed in action, 22 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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