Stanley Edward YATES


YATES, Stanley Edward

Service Number: 2715
Enlisted: 6 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Singleton, New South Wales, 2 January 1897
Home Town: Mullumbimby, Byron Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Goonellabah State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 26 September 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

6 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2715, Brisbane, Queensland
21 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2715, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2715, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Brisbane
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2715, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Thomas and Rachel Yates

Brother of 6442 Pte. Ernest Alfred Yates (/explore/people/273882) - Died of Wounds 16 Sep 1917 in Belgium, and 5220 Pte. Leonard Yates (/explore/people/77708) - Killed in Action at Messines 07 Jun 1917 

"The Yates family, of the Richmond River, have indeed given of their best in this war, three of the sons having been killed in the recent fighting on the west front. The first to go was Pte. Leonard Yates, aged 21 years, a stretcher bearer, who was killed at Messines Ridge on 7 th June. On 16th ult. Pte. Ernest Yates, who was only 18 years of age, died from wounds received in action, and ten days later Pte. Stanley Yates, aged 20 years, also made the supreme sacrifice on the field of battle. Pte. Stanley Yates had a great record with the colors. He went through the whole of the Gallipoli campaign, landed in France with the first Australian divisions, and has been with the A.I.F. ever since. These heroes were sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Yates, of Lismore, and nephews of Mr. and Mrs. J. Cave, of Coraki. Only one son is now left, and he is married — Mr. T. J. Yates, of Dunoon. The family have thus a sad but proud record, and one that any family in the land might be glad to point to." - from the Richmond River herald 26 Oct 1917 (