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Tasmanian World War 11 Casualties

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Yates, James Charles

Service Number TX2878 Death Date 30/06/1942

Place of Death Timor

Cause of Death Malaria

Burial Galala War Cemetery

Born 27th August 1900 and a Private with the  2/40th Battalion when he contracted Malaria whilst serving in Timor from which he passed away on the 30th June 1944.  

He was later reburied in the Galala War Cemetery


Yeates, Ian Marsh

Service Number 9301 Death Date 14/07/1944

Place of Death Cyprus

Cause of Death Flying Battle

Burial Alamein Missing Memorial


Yeates_Ian_Marsh.jpg (346564 bytes)Born 12 July 1917 to William Robert and Myrtle Yeates of Franklin Tasmania Ian was a journalist when he enlisted.

He was a Flying Officer with the 459 Squadron when he lost his life in a flying battle over Cyprus on 14th July 1944.

459 Squadron was formed at Burg-el-Arab on 10 February 1942 as a maritime patrol squadron and over the years the squadron was in operation 53 Australian lives were lost.

Ian Marsh Yeates was Mentioned in Despatches.

Youl, Charles Alfred George

Service Number TX892 Death Date 20/07/1940

Place of Death England

Cause of Death Accidental

Burial Tidworth Military Cemetery England

Born Currie, King Island to Ernest George and Christina Lucy Youl, Charles was posted to the 2/12 Infantry Battalion and was in England when he died on 20th July 1940.

His death is listed as accidental.  He was buried at the Tidworth Cemetery , Wiltshire , England .  

He was married at the time of his death and his wife Amy Blance later remarried a W.A.Smith.

A brother of Charles Alfred Youl, Henry Lionel Youl also lost his life.  He was fighting in New Guinea when he “drowned at sea” on the 6th September 1942.  His body was never recovered.

The Examer 25th July 1940

First King Island Soldier Killed

The first King Island soldier in the A.I.F. has been killed on active service somewhere in England. He was Gunner Charles Alfred George Youl, sec ond son of Mr. and Mrs. George Youl. of Boobyalla. King Island and was 24 years of age. Gunner Youl was a member of the Artillery Corps and went to England with the first Australian troops to land there in this war. He was killed in a road accident on Saturday. He leaves a wife and two small children.

Youl, Henry Lionel

Service Number TX429 Death Date 6/09/1942

Place of Death New Guinea

Cause of Death Drowned


Born Currie King Island to Ernest George and Christina May Youl, Pte Youl was working on a farm when he enlisted in the AIF.

He was killed in action (drowned) on the 6th Sep 1942 and is commemorated on the Port Moresby Memorial Papua and New Guinea. 

His brother Charles Alfred Youl died also in a motor vehicle accident in England.

Youl, Percy

Service Number TX13726 Death Date 29/06/1944

Place of Death 105AMH

Cause of Death Died of illness

Burial Centennial Park War Cemetery

Born 18 April 1908 Launceston Tasmania to William and Adelaide Youl (nee Baker) Pte Youl was a hire car driver when he enlisted in the AIF. 

He was serving with 31 A.S.C. Coy A.A.S.C. when he became ill and died 29 June 1944 at 105 A.M.H. 

He is buried at the Centennial Park War Cemetery


Young, John Charles Harley

Service Number 403065 Death Date 16/02/1943

Place of Death France

Cause of Death Flying Battle

Burial Guide Cemetery France

Born 6 July 1914 Edinburgh Hospital Hobart Tasmania to Reginald St Chad and Bronwan Young (nee Evans) Pilot Officer Young was married, a public servant living at Yenco, New South Wales when he enlisted in the RAAF. 

He was attached to the RAF 103 Squadron when he was killed in an air battle over France. 







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