YEATES, George

Service Number: 2449
Enlisted: 6 August 1915, Enlisted at Newcastle, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, 1867
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia, 25 August 1946, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, NSW
A.I.F. Wall, Row ZB Commemorated with a plaque in the NSW Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

6 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2449, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Newcastle, NSW
14 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2449, 31st Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2449, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
18 Dec 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2449, 31st Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 2nd Military District as overage

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

When he enlisted he gave his age as 44 years old this would have made his year of birth 1872c however his birth appears to have been registered in 1867c which would make his age at the time of enlistment almost 50 years of age

Son of William Yeates and Annie Jane Yeates of Maitland, NSW

Husband of Minnie Laura Yeates nee Gate of Mount Pleasant Street, Maitland, NSW. George and Minnie married during 1898c in St. Leonards, NSW. Father of Keith G. Yeates and Victor W.T. Yeates

Commenced return to Australia on 10 September 1917

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal