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George Richard YOUD

Regimental number3576
Place of birthLaureston, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.75"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Youd, Roberts Street, Collie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed to AIF enlistment. in the Militia (Citizen Military Forces); still serving at time of
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date4 September 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 214 Lance Corporal William YOUD, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to Isolation Hospital, Abbassia, 21 November 1915; discharged, 6 December 1915.

Admitted to Isolation Hospital, Abbassia, 13 December 1915 (venereal); discharged, 30 December 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days.

Taken on strength 16th Bn, 7 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 10 August 1916 (shrapnel wound, mouth), and admitted to 4th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train, 11 August 1916, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 12 August 1916. Transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 15 August 1916; to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 30 August 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 11 September 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 17 September 1916 (abscess on lip); discharged to duty, 19 September 1916.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 March 1917 (mumps); rejoined Bn, in the field, 15 April 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 27 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg); admitted to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 1 October 1917; transferred to England, 21 October 1917, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 22 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 March 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Matatua', 17 June 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 8 August 1918; discharged (wounded), Perth, 4 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 January 1954
SourcesNAA: b2455, YOUD George Richard

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