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Frederick Richard Charles YOUNG

Regimental number8
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolNorth Goulburn Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBishop Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Young, Bishop Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 3rd Australian Light Horse, Goulburn, New South Wales.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Trumpeter)
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAn extract from an unidentified newspaper reads as follows: 'News was received on Saturday last by Mrs. Young of "Taldora", Graham Street, Auburn, stating that No.8 Sergeant Trumpeter Young, F.R.C. of the 1st Australian Light Horse, 1st Expeditionary Division, and late of the 3rd Australian Light Horse, Goulburn, had been missing since 7th August. He is the youngest son of Mr. Richard Young, late of the Railway Per. Way Department, Goulburn. Trumpeter Young was some fifteen years ago bugler for the North Goulburn Public School Cadets, also bugler for the E Company of purely volunteers up to the time of its disbandment. Later he was bugler for the 3rd Australian Light Horse, and was in camp when Lord Kitchener and later Sir Ian Hamilton visited Sydney. He was also sergeant of the pom-pom section before the gun was taken from Goulburn. He was known to be a good shot, for which he holds valuable prizes, and was only fourteen years of age when he gained a marksman's badge, then being the youngest marksman in the state. At the time of the outbreak of the war he was employed in the railway service, Goulburn, and was one of the first to leave for the front, sailing on 19th of October.'
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 1), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Evelyn Lavinia YOUNG
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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