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Archie YOUNG

Regimental number330
Place of birthDerry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Young, 39 Marsh Road, Middlesbrough, England
Enlistment date2 November 1915
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateDied of wounds 1 October 1917
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 7), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
27
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 20 February 1916, disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 May 1916. Detrained Hazebrouck, Northern France, 8 May 1916. Transferred to 1st Tunnelling Company, 25 December 1916.

Found guilty and awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, 6 August 1917, for being absent without leave from 2 pm, 29 July 1917, to 8.35 am, 30 July 19171. Wounded in action, 1 October 1917; died of wounds the same day in 3rd Australian Field Ambulance.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, YOUNG Archie

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