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Alexander Jeffard YOUNG

Regimental number2690
Place of birthNerang Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMonoline operator
AddressRiver Street, South Murwillumbah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Young, River Street, South Murwillumbah, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and able leadership during the period 16-17 September to 11 November, 1918. At Villeret on the 18 September 1918, when his officer had become a casualty, he led the platoon successfully against enemy strong points. On reaching the line of exploitation he organized his platoon and selected sites commanding enemy approaches.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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