Jack Leonard YEATES

YEATES, Jack Leonard

Service Number: WX9003
Enlisted: 25 October 1940, Claremont, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 27 February 1905
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Western Australia, 11 October 1986, aged 81 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
MC Section (Garden of Remembrance); Section 11; Grave ref. 0059
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World War 2 Service

25 Oct 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX9003, Claremont, Western Australia
7 Dec 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX9003, 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
25 Nov 1946: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX9003, 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion

War Experience

Jack was shell shocked at Ulu Pandan 12/2/1942. Two toes on right foot were amputated in 1944 due to tropical ulcers.

Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, Thompson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), Changi Gaol Camp, Kranji Camp Woodlands.
POW#: 1/ 12405
Return Details 1945: Singapore-Labuan, 2/ 1st H.M. Australian Hospital Ship Manunda, Labuan-Morotai by aircraft, Morotai-Melbourne-Perth by aircraft.

The February 1974 edition of ‘Barb Wire & Bamboo’ POW Magazine reported Hack was in Hollywood Hospital.

Sources: http://2nd4thmgb.com.au/soldier/wx9003/

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