Albert YATES

YATES, Albert

Service Number: 6644
Enlisted: 13 September 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Millbong, Queensland, 22 July 1895
Home Town: Rosewood, Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Queensland, 17 November 1980, aged 85 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

13 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6644, Brisbane, Queensland
7 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6644, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6644, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
8 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6644, 26th Infantry Battalion, Amiens, Shell wound (thigh)
29 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6644, 26th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of John Yates and Mary Josephine Juilbrat


Our correspondent writes:- A very pleasant evening was spent at the residence of Mr. J. Yates, jun., on Friday last, the occasion being a welcome home to their son, Pte. Albert Yates, who recently returned from the front. After the singing of "Home Sweet Home" and a brief speech by Mr. F. Yarrow, the evening was enjoyably passed. Songs were rendered by Misses B. Edwards and A. Ward. Refreshments, provided by the ladies, were dispensed, and the evening ended by the singing of the National Anthem." - from the Queensland Times 07 Jun 1919 (