Service Number: 7072
Enlisted: 11 September 1916, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Company
Born: Fulham, England, May 1889
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, 31 May 1959, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, N.S.W.
Wall of Memory, Row 21 JJ, Niche 0297
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7072, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Perth, WA
23 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 7072, 11th Infantry Battalion
23 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 7072, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Fremantle
20 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Machine Gun Company, From 11th Battalion
27 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 7072, 1st Machine Gun Company, Discharged at the 5th Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles Evan Yates and Emma Yates nee Smith of Fulham, England

Husband of Daisy Yates nee Clarke of Brighton Street, Cottesloe, WA. John and Daisy married in Claremont, WA during 1914c

Commenced return to Australia on 12 May 1919 aboard HT Soudan disembarking on the 21 June 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal