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Frank Harold YOUNG

Regimental number136
Place of birthQueenscliff, Victoria
SchoolBambra State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressMaribyrnong Barracks, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.75"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinG Young, Queenscliff, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Private in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery, Maribyrnong, Victoria.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMaribyrnong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
FateDied of wounds 31 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row Q, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary YOUNG
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 4 April 1915.

Appointed Temporary Bombardier, 17 September 1915; promoted Bombardier, 19 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 22 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 27 February 1916, and taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 24 March 1916; Temporary Sergeant, 24 March 1916; Sergeant, 16 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Detached to attend School of Instruction, 27 July 1916; rejoined unit, 9 August 1916.

Wounded in action [file also refers to accidental wounding], 31 August 1916 (shrapnel wounds, both legs), 31 August 1916, and admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 31 August 1916.
SourcesNAA: B2455, YOUNG Frank Harold

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