Claude YEO


YEO, Claude

Service Number: 795
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia , 29 December 1872
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Windsor Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Auctioneer
Died: Killed in action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916, aged 43 years
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
Nine soldiers were originally recovered from unmarked mass graves adjacent to Pheasant Wood in France in 2009. They were among 250 unidentified soldiers who fought and died in the 1916 Battle of Fromelles. Among the nine men recovered and identified was 795 Private Claude Yeo, 30th Battalion AIF He is now buried in a marked grave in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery in France.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 795, Enlisted at Liverpool, New South Wales
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 795, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 795, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
Date unknown: Involvement 30th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

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