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John Smythe YULE

Place of birthRichmond Victoria
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address31 Gipps Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, William Yule, 31 Gipps Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name37th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst under heavy shell fire. Although gassed early in the operation he remained continuously on duty for two days, during which time 450 cases passed through his hands. He has shown great gallantry on numerous previous occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2457 Pte Robert Oliver YULE, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 14 April 1918.

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