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Harold Bede YOUNG

Regimental number6880
Place of birthGulgong, New South Wales
SchoolConvent of Mercy Roman Catholic School, Mudgee, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGPO messenger
AddressPaddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Ralph Young, 54 Gordon Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia.
Enlistment date20 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFive brothers, including the deceased, enlisted. Two gave their lives and one was permanently disabled as a result of wounds. Two uncles also were killed in action. Eight cousins enlisted, two dying of illness and one lost his leg. (Details from father)
FateDied of disease 8 January 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingStoke-Devonport, England
Age at death18.6
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialEfford Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 3501), Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Ralph and Catherine YOUNG
Family/military connectionsBrothers: No.3537 James Henry Young, 1st Battalion, killed in action at Fleurbaix, France on 10 May 1916; Douglas Young, disabled by wounds. Nephews: J.H. Young, 18th Battalion who was killed in action in France on 29 July 1916; No.6104 Alexander Robert Young, 2nd Battalion who was killed in action at Bullecourt, France on 4 May 1917. Cousins: E.G. Young who died of illness on 1 January 1919; C.R. Mahoney M.M., 2nd Battalion, who was killed in action and Frank Curran who died of illness.

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