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Edwin George YOUNG

Regimental number7830
Place of birthStrathfield, New South Wales
SchoolChristian Brothers (Roman Catholic) School, Waverly, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressChatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr E G Young, Raithby, Archer Street, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 January 1918
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Regimental number from Nominal Roll7330
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted as #3145 Private Young 10th Reinforcements 13th Battalion in 1915. Embarked to Egypt on 30 September 1915 but was invalided back to Australia. Recovered and re-enlisted and embarked to France. Died of unspecifed illness on 1 January 1919.
FateDied of disease 1 January 1919
Place of death or woundingLe Dreport, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialMont Huon Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row C, Grave No. 98), Le Treport, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
126
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin George and Kate YOUNG
Family/military connectionsUncle: 3537 James Henry YOUNG, 1st Bn, killed in action, Fleurbaix, France, 10 May 1916; 6104, Alexander Robert YOUNG, 2nd Bn, killed in action at Bullecourt, France, 8 May 1917. Cousins: A.H. YOUNG, 1st Bn, Reg HARDCASTLE, 4th Bn; C.R. Mahoney MM, 2nd Bn, all killed in action; Harold YOUNG, 17th Bn, and T. CURRAN, died of illness.~

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