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Yure Unkovich
Personal Information
Date of Birth 1 Apr 1910
Place of Birth Racisce, Korcula, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Death 29 Mar 1943
Military Information
Reg Number W61913
Date of Enlistment 26 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th Australian Employment Company
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Australian War Memorial Australian War Memorial

Pre War

War Service

The 'West Australian' on Thursday 15 April 1943 published an Army Casualty List which included under the heading Australia and the Islands, the entry 'Unkovich, Pte Y., Byford (Inf.) Died of Injuries Accidentally Received.' Yure's death date was 29 Mar 1943.


During the period 1939 - 1945 some unit names changed more than once. In the case of Australian Employment Companies they were also known as Works Companies, Labour Companies, Labour Units, Labour Corps. For sake of consistency I have adopted the term Employment Company. The role they played did not change with title. They were established to ensure that the Australian Defence Force had a large force of soldiers dedicated to essential labouring tasks, providing the physical labour needed to maintain the war effort and support the fighting forces.

Of the total of 39 Companies, 11 were part or fully manned by non British citizens known then as 'aliens'. These alien companies were not issued with arms. The 12th Company was one of them, raised in WA but later moving to Queensland.

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