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Eric Maclean YOUNG

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinSon, Miss A Young, 63 Vincent Place, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led his company in a night attack through a heavy artillery barrage, in which he was wounded, but refused to leave his post, and, leading his company against a machine gun position, captured fifty prisoners and four machine guns. Though his wound was painful, he carried on for three days until he was again severely wounded and sent to the rear, after a splendid example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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