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George YOUNG

Regimental number3658
Place of birthCupar, Fife, Scotland
SchoolCastlehill School, Cupar, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
Address5 James Place, Cupar, Fife, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs I Young, 5 James Place, Cupar, Fife, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David YOUNG and Isabella FRASER

Military Medal

'While waiting in reserve near POLYGON Trench on morning of our attack (September 26/17) under heavy barrage he went to the assistance of Captain Morris 54th Battalion who was seriously wounded in the leg and helpless, no stretcher bearers being available at the time. He administered first aid and succeeded in getting the officer to a dressing station thus probably saving his life. He immediately returned to his post. Later while waiting his turn to go forward he rendered invaluable assistance to stretcher bearers in dealing with wounded under heavy fire. Throughout the operations his coolness and determination were a source of inspiration to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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