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Gordon Maxwell YOUNG

Regimental number52
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressTrevallyn, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Isaac Young, Trevallyn, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date13 November 1915
Place of enlistmentRoss, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On 4th October 1917, east of Ypres, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and ability in action. As Signalling Sergeant, he did excellent work under difficult conditions. he had to work constantly under very heavy fire but he organised his Stations in such away and so encouraged his men that the signalling arrangements were all that could be desired. His example was an inspiration to all Signalling personnel.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 December 1964

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