Yeates, Joseph Arthur (3670)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 22 years 9 months
Enlistment Details: Saturday, 4 September 1915 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 3670 view online service record
Next of Kin:
Agnes C Henderson (mother)
Date: Wednesday, 5 January 1916
Ship: HMAT Afric A19
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 8th Reinforcements
DOW: Tuesday, 16 January 1917
Private, 2 Pioneer Battalion, died of wounds 16 January, 1917.
Mother: Mrs Agnes C HENDERSON (Previously YEATES), born Port Melbourne. He enlisted as a 22-year-old engine driver, his mother originally shown at Porepunkah, but later in Moonee Ponds. Yeates died of unspecified wounds received in action at the 36th Casualty Clearing Station, Heilly, France. No circular returned, but Notice revealed he died on his 24th birthday, eldest son, siblings Nell, Florrie, Willie (AIF) and brother-in-law to George Waterhouse (AIF), “Willie” was William, 2834, five years younger and born at Porepunkah, Waterhouse, 2470, also born Porepunkah and married to “Nell” (Ellen).
Additional research by Brian Membrey