Leslie Vivian Smith YATES

YATES, Leslie Vivian Smith

Service Number: 2050
Enlisted: 29 January 1915, Atherton, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mortlake, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Toorak, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
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World War 1 Service

29 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2050, Atherton, Queensland
16 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2050, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
16 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2050, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2050, 9th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
27 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion, From 9th Battalion
19 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 49th Infantry Battalion
22 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2050, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Yates and Emily Amelia Yates nee Baker of Caulfield East, Victoria formelry of Mortlake, Victoria

Returned to Australia on 23 March 1919 aboard HT Ceramic

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

During 1932c Leslie married Selina Bell in Waverley, NSW

In 1962 he was residing in Suffolk Street, Paddington, NSW