Charles William Harry YERN

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YERN, Charles William Harry

Service Number: 5243
Enlisted: 17 January 1916, Bendigo, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Golden Square, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Violet Street State School, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Hazebrouck, France, 15 April 1918
Cemetery: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot II, Row G, Grave 19, Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5243, 6th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5243, 6th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5243, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Melbourne
15 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5243, 6th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5243, 6th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5243, 6th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge
15 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5243, 6th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Pte 5243 Charles William Harry Yern was killed in action on 15 April 1918 during the 1st Division's defence of Hazebrouck, France, during the German Spring Offensive.