Edward Stanley Yates
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||7 Sep 1906|
|Place of Birth||Mount Sorrel, Leicestershire, England|
|Death||26 Nov 1968, aged 62|
|Place of Death||Cranbrook, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||34 years 9 months|
5'6½" (1.69 m) tall ; 130lbs|
58.967 kg; medium complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Railway avenue, Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Bertha Jane Yates|
|Date of Enlistment||9 Jun 1941|
|Unit/Formation||No. 1 Aircraft Depot RAAF (Laverton)|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
On 4 Jun 1932 Edward married Bertha Jane Morley in St Mary's Church, Kelmscott. Their daughter Winifred May was born 11 Jun 1933, and a son, Barrie Edward on 12 May 1935.
Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1943 Kelmscott, truck driver
Enlisted as an Aircraftman on 9 Jun 1941 and was mustered as a Trainee Group V. On 9 Jun 41 Ted was sent to No. 4 Recruit Depot Pearce where he underwent a Recruit Drill Course (No P109) between 9 June and 10 July. On completion of the course Ted was sent to the No. 4 School of Technical Training RAAF in Adelaide, commencing there on 23 Jul 1941 where he participated in the Trainee Technical Fitters Course No. 100 from 28 July until 17 October 1941. His next posting was on 19 Oct 1941 to No. 1 Engineering School RAAF at Ascot Vale where he undertook the Trainee Flight Mechanics Course No. 120 from 2 Nov 1941 until 23 Jan 1942. The next day he remustered as a Flight Mechanic. On 8 Feb 1942 Ted was back in Western Australia, posted to No. 4 Service Flying Training School RAAF at Pearce airbase. Less than a month later, on 2 Mar 1942 he was posted to No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School RAAF at Cunderdin.
On 1 Jul 1942 Ted was promoted to Leading Aircraftman while at Cunderdin. On 15 Feb 1943 he was posted to No. 1 Engineering School RAAF to participate in Fitter IIE Course No 149 from 24 March until 17 Jun 1943. At its conclusion he was remustered as a Fitter IIE and reverted to Aircraftman. His next posting as to No. 1 Aircraft Depot RAAF at Laverton where he served from 23 June 1943 until 18 Apr 1945. During that time, on 1 Oct 1943 Ted was again promoted to Leading Aircraftman. On 19 Apr 1945 Ted returned to Western Australia, posted to No. 5 Personnel Depot RAAF who processed his discharge the next day to allow him to resume his civilian occupation of truck driver/ mechanic in the employ of JC Lori at £6/10/- per week ($13). He had been employed by Lori for ten years prior to his RAAF service.
Subsequently he made application to join the Interim Force from his address in Kelmscott. There is nothing on his file to indicate if he was successful.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 Kelmscott, truck driver; 1958 Frankland, grader driver; 1963 - 1968 Cranbrook, grader driver