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Regimental number2179
Place of birthClifton, Harrow, Victoria
SchoolPrivate School, Victoria
OccupationFarmer and grazier
AddressClifton, Harrow, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Young, Clifton, Harrow, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave 7), Neuve-Eglise, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Christina YOUNG
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2178 Pte David YOUNG, 39th Bn, who was wounded at the same time, and returned to Australia, 11 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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