Charles Daniel YORKE

Regimental number12/669
AddressRuamai, Titirangi
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, J C Yorke, Te Kopuru, Northern Wairoa
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.

Military Medal

'Between Corner Fort and Le Brideaux east of Fleurbaix. His resource and leadership were most marked during the raid by his battalion on 21.2.16. On two occasions he dealt skillfully with a nasty situation, once when a gap occurred between his own and the Coy and his flank and later when a party of 8 enemy offered resistance he got together men from another Coy and attacked them killing one and capturingseven. Throughout operations in September last he did fine work as a Coy Signaller. Strength of Raid 15 officers and 516 ordinary ranks.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 17 April 1917

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body

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