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Oliver Richard YOUNG

Regimental number581
Place of birthNundle, Tamworth, New South Wales
SchoolTamworth Public High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal official
AddressBingara, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, R C Young, Police Station, Currabubula, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 February 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death18.8
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 41), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
123
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard Charles and Mary Ann YOUNG
Family/military connectionsCousins: 2nd Lieutenant John Ellis POOLEY, 38th Bn, killed in action, 1 January 1917; 3007 Corporal George Alexander ARMSTRONG, 44th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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