YESBERG, Richard
(Service number 47185)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 1 September 1896 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs YESBERG (mother), Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements F Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Billiard room proprietor


Date 6 January 1961 Age 64 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Notices Timaru Herald, 7 January 1961
Memorial or Cemetery Linwood Crematorium, Christchurch
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Maria & John YESBERG. Married Norah FAHEY, 1922. Three children - Kathleen, Margaret and Tom (NZ billiard champion). Richard was for many years the proprietor of the billiard room in Quinns Arcade in Waimate. Died 1961, aged 64 yrs. Brother of Edward CLARKE (47984) who also served in WWI.


Cenotaph Database [13 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 10 March 1919 (Papers Past) [13 October 2013]; Family info ( [13 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 7 January 1961 (Timaru District Library [01 May 2014]

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