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Harold Henry YOUNG

Regimental number627
Date of birth21 May 1887
Place of birthSt Arnaud Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCharlton Road, St Arnaud, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Young, Charlton Road, St Arnaud, Victoria
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 7th Battalion
Promotion date: 29 May 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during a hostile attack, when he drove the enemy off, and, with great courage and skill, organized and led a counter attack, which finally ejected the enemy from their positon. His fine example greatly influenced all ranks with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1872 Sergeant William YOUNG, 25th Field Artillery Brigade, died accidentally, 10 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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