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Charles YOUNG

Regimental number1083
Place of birthDaylesford, Victoria
SchoolAlbert Park State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationIronmoulder
Address1 Woodburn Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Beatrice Young, 1 Woodburn Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date7 November 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 7 November 1914 and promoted to Corporal on 21 May 1915. Was shot by a sniper and died on 21 May 1915. Also known as Charles Young Grant.
FateDied of wounds 22 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 36), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
71
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and M. GRANT; Wife: Beatrice YOUNG-GRANT
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsReal name: Charles YOUNG-GRANT

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