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Please Note: Those service personnel without a Service Number means we have not been able to establish we have found the right person. If you can help us with more information, please contact us via our inquiry form and we will happily add the relevant information.


Yeaman, Edith Wilson (Sr), No number.

To photo of Edith Yeaman


Service No:
 No number                            
Occupation: Staff Nurse
Address:
Post Office Montrose
Date of Enlistment:
May 5, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
30 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 71/2in tall, 118lbs,gray eyes,dark brown hair, fair.
Next of Kin: Mother Harriett Mary Ann Yeaman
Rank on Enlistment: Sister
Unit Name: 3rd Australian General Hospital
Embarkation Details: May 18, 1915 from Melbourne on RMS Mooltan.

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


Returned to Australia:
May 15, 1919 to Melbourne on the Dunluce Castle.     
Discharge Date:
September 13, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Sister
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Montrose War Memorial, Montrose State School Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board.

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


Service No:
3292                         
Occupation: Mechanic
Address:
Post Office Montrose
Date of Enlistment:
August 8, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
25 years 10 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8¾in tall, 144 lbs, blue eyes, fair hair, fair complexion
Next of Kin: Mother Henrietta Yeaman
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 20th Btn.
Embarkation Details: December 20, 1915 from Sydney on HMAT Suevic A29

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 )
1919 RTA

Service injuries:
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.


Returned to Australia:
June 10, 1919 to Melbourne on HS Runic (Invalid).     
Discharge Date:
April 26, 1920
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Montrose War Memorial, Montrose State School Memorial Board, Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board.

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


Service No:
1106                     
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Post Office Montrose
Date of Enlistment:
July 20, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
30 years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6½in tall, 11 stn 4lbs, grey eyes, light brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Father William Banyan Yeaman
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 31st Btn, 5th division Cyclists Corp.
Embarkation Details: November 9, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Wandilla A62

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



Returned to Australia:
July 1920.     
Discharge Date:
May 20, 1919 London
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and possibly the Silver Medal from the Russian campaign.
Memorials:
Montrose War Memorial, Montrose State School Memorial Board, Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board.

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


Service No:
21898                             
Occupation: Railway Porter
Address:
Clifton Hill
Date of Enlistment:
April 30, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
18 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall, 138lbs, blue eyes, auburn hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Frederick Howard Yoxon.
Rank on Enlistment: Sapper
Unit Name: 1st Div. Signals
Embarkation Details: March 22 1918 Sydney NSW on HMAT Runic A54.

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.

Returned to Australia:
October 20, 1919: Melbourne on HMAT Euripides     
Discharge Date:
November 12, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Sapper
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Lilydale Railway Station Memorial Honour Roll

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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