Places and dates of service:1915 Mudros, Lemnos Island Greece
1916 January 27: Alexandria, Egypt
1917 April 11: France
1917 May 5: France (promoted to Sister)
1917 September 7: France to 25th Aust. General Hospital
1917 November 21: France to 29th Aust. General Hospital
1918 January 3: France to 25th Aust. General Hospital
1919 February 26: to England.
Service injuries: nil
Family Story:Edith Yeaman was born at Rochester in 1884 and came to Montrose with the family c1896, when her father William Bunyan Yeaman started a shop and later Post Office.
After returning from service, she helped her mother run a woman’s guesthouse "Mountain Rest” in Mt. Dandenong Road Montrose.
Edith Died on January 6: 1963 in Mosman NSW.
Yeaman, Lindsay Frederick, 3292
Places and dates of service:1916 January 29: to Helouan Egypt
1916 February 16: to France
1916 July 20: France, in the field (wounded 1st )
1917 May 5: France, in the field (gassed 2nd )
1917 October 16: France, in the field ( gassed 3rd )
1917 October 22: transferred to England (wounded)
1918 August 22: to France
1918 September 2: France, in the field (wounded 4th )
1917 July 20: 1st - France, in the field - Shell wound to head and hand.
1917 May 15: 2nd – France, in the field - Gassed
1917 October 16: 3rd – France, in the field – Gassed
1918 September 2: 4th – France, in the field - Gassed.
Family Story:Lindsay was born in 1889 Williamstown to parents William Bunyan Yeaman and (Henrietta) Harriett Mary Ann Wilson.
His parents owned and ran the Montrose Store and Post Office c1896-1913. His sister Edith Wilson Yeaman was a Nurse/Sister and served with 3rd Aust. Army Hospital –Lemnos, and brother Wilfred Charles Yeaman No.1106 served 31st and 46th Btn, and in 1919 joined the Russian Relief Forces, with the 201st Btn. British Army.
Yeaman, Wilfred Charles, 1106
Places and dates of service:1916 December 7: to Suez Egypt
1916 March 18: to Tel-e-kebir Egypt ( 5th division Artillery)
1916 June 2; to Marseilles France
1916 September 26: France (5th Cyclist Corp)
1917 June 5: France
1918 February 12: France (transfer to 46th Btn)
1919 May 20: Demobilised from the AIF in London, to join Russian Relief Force 201st Btn. British Army, serving in Murmansk, Archangel and Obozerskaya in Russia.
Service injuries: N/A
Family Story:Wilfred was born 1885 in Rochester to parents William Banyan Yeaman and Harriett Mary Ann Wilson. His parents owned and ran the Montrose Store and Post Office c1896-1913. In 1931 he was living at 2 The Boltons Newcastle NSW. It is not known if he married or had family, He died in 1941 in Hornsby NSW.
Yoxon, Louis George, 21898
Places and dates of service:1918 March 21: to Sydney NSW for embarkation.
1918 May 24: to London England 1918.
October 5: to France.
1919 June 4: to Longbridge Deverill England.
1919 August 11 to Sutton Veny England.
1919 September 3: Return to Australia.
Service injuries: NIL.
Family Story:Places and dates of service: 1918 March 21: to Sydney NSW for embarkation 1918 May 24: to London England 1918 October 5: to France 1919 June 4: to Longbridge Deverill England 1919 August 11 to Sutton Veny England 1919 September 3: RTA Service injuries: N/A Returned to Australia:1919 October 20: Melbourne on HMAT Euripides Discharge Date:1919 November 12 Rank at Discharge:Sapper Honours/Medals:British War Medal, Victory Medal Memorials:Lilydale Railway Station memorial Honour Roll Family Story:
Louis was born 1899 in Holbrook NSW to parents Frederick Howard Yoxon and Marion Carle. He had siblings – Frederick Charles (1898) also served in WW1 (15459), Marion b & d (1904), Neil Crawford ( 1907).
Railway Porter Yoxon was no. 15 to sign up to enlist and follow the flag. (Lilydale Express May 11, 1917).
In 1934 Louis married Jessie Harston Gray (BDM). In 1977 he died at Highett and was cremated at Springvale Cemetery September 13, 1977. Jessie was also cremated at Springvale May 3, 1979. Family is not known.
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