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John YOUNG

Regimental number1939
Date of birth22 March 1897
Place of birthMortchup, Victoria
SchoolMortchup State School No. 1561, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressMortchup Post Office, Mortchup, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George Young, Mortchup Post Office, Mortchup, Victoria
Enlistment date28 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1917
Discharge date19 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of George and Lillian Harriet (nee Shields) Young

After his return from the war took up a soldier settlement at Trawalla (586 acres) and worked on it until his health failed him.
Date of death12 August 1975 - Repatriation Hospital, Bundoora
Age at death78
Place of burialCarngham Cemetery, Victoria

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