Arthur Edward YEATES

YEATES, Arthur Edward

Service Numbers: VX59976, VX59976 (V12019)
Enlisted: 11 March 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/2nd Independent Company / Cavalry Commando Squadron
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 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 Memorial - Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian Commando Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle No 2 Aust. Ind. Coy. 2/2 Aust. CDO Squdn Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

11 Mar 1941: Enlisted Private, VX59976 (V12019), 2nd/2nd Independent Company / Cavalry Commando Squadron, Royal Park, Victoria
11 Mar 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, VX59976
12 Aug 1942: Involvement Private, VX59976, 2nd/2nd Independent Company / Cavalry Commando Squadron

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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