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Roy Wilkie YOUNG

Regimental number2897
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYannice Siding, West Coast, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.75"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Katherine Young, 169 Queensberry Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 April 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 27 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Signal Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Discharge date24 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4639 Pte Victor William YOUNG, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, 31 August 1916 (gonorrhoea); discharged to Isolation Camp, 8 September 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 8 days.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 23 September 1916.

Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 29 October 1916; rejoined 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 9 December 1916; failed 17th Signal Course, 20 December 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Signal Troop, El Risa, 11 January 1917.

Detached to Signal School, 24 February 1917; rejoined unit, El Arish, from Signal School, 23 March 1917 (course to be completed later).

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 4 June 1917; transferred to 53rd Welsh Casualty Clearing Station, Rafa, 9 June 1917; transferred same day to Hospital Train, and admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 9 June 1917 (inflamed joints); transferred to 4th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 11 June 1917 (rheumatism); to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 17 July 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 28 July 1917; to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 28 July 1917; discharged to A&NZ Training and Convalescent Depot, Moascar, 9 August 1917.

Marched in to Base Signal Depot, Alexandria, 22 August 1917; taken on strength, Australian Airline Section, and posted to No 2 Signal Squadron, in the field, 9 July 1918.

Detached from Jericho to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 8 August 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, from detachment, 8 September 1918.

Assessed by Medical Board, Boulac, 5 September 1918 (malaria).

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Euripides', 16 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 April 1919; discharged, Melbourne, MBV
Date of death22 July 1957
Place of burialHeidelberg Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, YOUNG Roy Wilkie

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