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.

Singapore:
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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