286505 Charles YIN
Born 05/05/1914 in NZ (parents both Chinese). Enlisted at the age of 26 01/07/1941. Promoted to Sergeant 01/08/1942. Served overseas from 27/03/1943 to 10/12/1943. Posted to 152 Heavy Battery 08/03/1943. Reverted to Temporary Bombardier 27/03/1943 latter on being made a Temporary Sergeant 13/10/1943. On 01/11/1943 was made substantive Bombardier finally being promoted to substantive Sergeant on 07/12/1943 the day before he departed Norfolk for his return trip to NZ. Served as part of “N” Force disembarking at Norfolk Island 29/03/1943 returning to NZ 10/12/1943. Was discharged 15/01/1944 medically unfit grade III P. Awarded Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 & NZ War Service Medal. There is a mention online that in 1982 he was awarded the Order of St John, Serving Brother. Died 31/10/1984.
The service ID Disk was found in the pocket of this BD blouse. The blouse is not named but I am certain given Yin’s service details that both these items belonged to the same serviceman.