Arthur Edward YEATES

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YEATES, Arthur Edward

Service Numbers: VX59976 (V12019), VX59976
Enlisted: 11 March 1941, Royal Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/2nd Independent Company
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, 30 September 1920
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electrician
Died: Killed in Action, Timor, 12 August 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Ambon War Cemetery, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Plot 19, Row D, Grave 1 Roll of Honour - Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

11 Mar 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX59976 (V12019), 2nd/2nd Independent Company, Royal Park, Victoria
12 Aug 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX59976, 2nd/2nd Independent Company

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Studied to be a Fitter & Turned for 3 years at Technical School

Served for 5 months with the 4 Army Troop Coy. RAE wit the rank of Sapper

8 December 1941 - Embarked for overseas from Darwin