|Place of birth||Goodwood, South Australia|
|School||Goodwood Public School, South Australia|
|Next of kin||Father, J W Young, Clarence Park, Adelaide|
|Previous military service||Nil.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Unit from Nominal Roll||25th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted in Queensland on 3 June 1915. Landed at Gallipoli on 11-15 September and remained there until 5-15 December. Contracted an unspecified illness and was sent to hospital in Alexandria.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*Stated to be Harold William Young on NR|
|Place of death or wounding||Broodseinde Ridge, Passchendaele, Belgium|
|Age at death||26|
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 26), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John William and Fanny YOUNG|
|Family/military connections||Cousins: Privates Ray Adams, Ray Cluat, Archie Cluat and James Cluat who were all killed in action and Wesley Cluat, who was a prisoner of war in Germany before escaping.|