Albert Alexander Yuille

First Name: 
Albert
Middle Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Yuille
Date of Birth: 
Monday, October 1, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Mary Yuille nee Truscott
Father's Name: 
Alexander Yuille
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, July 26, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, April 21, 1960
Place of Death: 
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria
Details: 

Albert Alexander Yuille (Service No 3536) was born in Bendigo, Victoria.

On 26th October 1914, he married Amelia Curran.

At enlistment, he was 23 years old, worked as a slaughterman and lived in Woonona, N.S.W.

Albert embarked on HMAT A32 Themistocles, with 1st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement, on 5th October 1915. By the time he arrived in Egypt, the troops had already been evacuated from the peninsula. Albert joined 1st Battalion, in Egypt on 6th January 1916.

On 28th March 1916, Albert arrived in France, and was at the Battle of Pozieres, when he was wounded in action, between 21st and 25th July 1916. He was evacuated to hospital with shell shock, returning to his unit on 15th September 1916.

On 5th November 1916, he was wounded a second time. Albert was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a severe gun shot wound to his right hand and arm, returning to his unit, on 1st April 1917.

On 20th April, Albert was promoted to Lance Corporal, and then promoted to Corporal, on 8th July 1917.

On 7th September 1917, he was wounded a third time, and evacuated to hospital in England, for treatment of severe shrapnel wounds to his head and face. On 21st February 1918, he was promoted to Lance Sergeant.

He returned to Australia in April 1918, and discharged medically unfit on 8th October 1918.

Albert and Amelia had 3 children.

Albert died in 1960, and is buried in Altona Cemetery, Victoria.

 

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, YUILLE A A K

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