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Alfred Charles Yeoman

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Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Yeoman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Allan Yeoman AWMM
    • Skipper not Allan this was his brother Public - Simon - Direct descendant - 25 April 2018 - Family
  • Service number
    23092 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 September 1904 AWMM TaneatuaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Taneatua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Yeoman (mother), 803 Ellison Road, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 July 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23092 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    20 January 1942 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Yeoman, Alfred Charles. (Ref. WO 373/18/260). Military Cross. MC. Awarded for gallantry during the Libyan campaign. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded 28 November 1941 at Sidi Rezegh by anti-tank fire directed at the Bren carrier in which he was riding. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded 2 November 1942 at El Alamein by a stray round during a tank battle. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Named with portrait, Allan Yeoman in the Kings Collge Honour Roll

    Capt A. C. Yeoman, MC; Auckland; born Taneatua, 8 Sep 1904; farmer; twice wounded. (Source: Burdon, R.M. 24 Battalion. p.44.)

    'When the survivors of Sidi Rezegh arrived back in their old lines at Baggush they were joined by that portion of the battalion which had been left behind at Sidi Haneish—a group so chosen that it might form the nucleus of a new battalion in the event of disaster. Under the circumstances this had proved to be a wise precaution. The LOB (Left Out of Battle) personnel, as they were termed, were horrified to discover how many of their comrades were missing, for till now they had not been aware of the extent of the losses. But regrets have no place in the atmosphere of war; all that is required is that the damage be remedied, the gaps filled, and a bold front reassumed at the earliest possible moment. Reinforcements of both officers and men began to arrive while casualty lists were still being compiled. Lieutenant-Colonel Greville took over command on 10 December and chose Lieutenant Reynolds as his adjutant in place of Captain Carnachan, who had been taken prisoner. A fortnight later it was known that Lieutenant Yeoman and Private Friday were to receive respectively the MC and DCM as immediate awards for gallantry in the Libyan campaign. ' (Source: Burdon, R.M. 24 Battalion. p. 90.) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 August 1999 AWMM
    Age 94 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Ash Burial K Row 8a, Plot 141 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Kings College, WW2, Golf Avenue, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 530 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp. 42, 44, 68, 69, 77, 80 -1, 90, 120, 128 - 9, 135, 160. AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      December 1999, Issue 125 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.42, 44, 68, 69, 77, 80-1, 90, 120, 128, 129, 135, 160. AWMM
    • McClymont, W. (1959). To Greece. Wellington, N.Z.: Department Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.387. AWMM
    • Murphy, W.E. (1961). The relief of Tobruk. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.241, 279, 379. AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.145. AWMM

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