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George Frederick Yates was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer when he enlisted in the 24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement on 2 August 1915 at the age of 22. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916 and served in France with the 24th Battalion. On May 3rd 1917, he was wounded in action, suffering gunshot wounds to his arm and back. He returned safely to Australia to Australia 5 April 1919.
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